At the Theater

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A la Carte: A bright, brittle and brisk evening of short theatrical pieces about men and women, all set in bars or restaurants, and all fun, with all six cast members sparkling, but Kim Furlow sparkling brightest. Edie Avioli and Scott Sears direct with elegant timing. Off the Cuff Productions at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday (closes Saturday) at the Sheldon, 3648 Washington Avenue. (Joe Pollack)

Spunk: Final week for George C. Wolfe's play, based on three stories by Zora Neale Hurston, giving pointed views of the War Between the Sexes, with splendid, well-focused direction by Ron Himes and solid performances by the entire cast. Austene Van Williams is especially bright. St. Louis Black Repertory Company at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. next Sunday (closes next Sunday) at the Grandel Square Theatre. (JP)

The Colored Museum: Strong and amusing satire by George C. Wolfe that looks sharply at black theater and other cliches of the world. Fine work by Dumeha Thomson and Austene Van Williams among others, under Ron Himes' crisp direction. …


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