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Theatre Review: A Pub Trivia Contest Explodes Into War

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Donald Agnelli, Tim Cummings and Kevin Stidham in "War" -- photo by David Robertson.
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There's nothing wrong with a small cast or even a solo performer show--these forms are ideal for focusing intensely on character or theme. A large ensemble show, however, is inherently more theatrical, a trickier beast to tame. The folks at Theatre Banshee, however, have never lacked for ambition or talent, and their new production of Roddy Doyle's War (presented in repertory with John B. Keane's The Field) is a sparkling testament to the group's continuing high quality, a sixteen-actor comedy that roars with life and good humor.