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We feel like we don't see enough local theatre. In particular, local theatre by stage actors instead of the Hollywood plays that are often a showcase for actors hoping to get a TV or a film role. Tomorrow night is an opportunity to get a look at some true stage acting...we think.

That's when The Open Fist Theatre Company starts a three weekend run of Papa starring Adrian Sparks. Papa is about an afternoon in the life of Ernest Hemingway while he resided in Cuba and has nothing to do with him as a writer.

Hemingway was a reporter, an ambulance driver, and a habitual groom, marrying 4 times in his life. Much like Hunter S. Thompson after him, Hemingway killed himself with a gun in the late stages of his life.

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Sounds like an interesting guy to us. Tickets are $20 on opening night, $15 at all other Friday and Saturday shows. Thursday shows are "pay-what-you-can."

See that. No excuse then to not go out and get some culture.