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‘Angels in America’

WHEN Through Oct. 6 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • HOW MUCH $20-$97.50 • MORE INFO repstl.org

The Rep presents Tony Kushner’s classic play set in the 1980s and dealing with the AIDS crisis and the Reagan era. The first-rate cast includes Barrett Foa and Meredith Baxter. Terrific and unmissable. “Part One: Millennium Approaches” and “Part Two: Perestroika” are presented in repertory. Directed by Tony Speciale.

‘Fifty Words’

WHEN Through Oct. 6 • Where Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle Avenue • HOW MUCH $30-$35 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Isaiah Di Lorenzo and Julie Layton star in Michael Weller’s comedy-drama about a marriage in danger of self-destructing. Funny and provocative. Directed by John Pierson, it’s a St. Louis Actors’ Studio production.

‘Man of La Mancha’

WHEN Through Oct. 6 • Where Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood • HOW MUCH $25-$65 • MORE INFO stagesstlouis.org

Stages St. Louis presents the classic musical about a delusional would-be knight. It’s the show that gave the world the song “The Impossible Dream.” James Patterson is terrific in a production that scores a bull’s-eye. Directed by Michael Hamilton.

By Calvin Wilson

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