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The Good Doctor

 

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But however and whyever it came to be written, it's an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. The nine skits are mostly broad comedy, but underlying each of them is at least a twang of the other Chekhov, the one who mixes the funny and the pathetic and won't tell you which is which. Staged simply, in the Chekhovian era (hard to see how it could have been placed in a more modern setting, with all its mistresses and governesses), the characters are universal, even if their predicaments are as quaint as their corsets and spats. The cast is composed of the usual Purple Rose suspects, with the addition of a new intern, Molly Thomas, who completely holds her own with the otherwise all-Equity cast.

The Good Doctor continues its run at Purple Rose through Saturday, December 20.    (end of article)

[Originally published in December, 2003.]

 

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