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Critic’s Picks: “The Woman in Black” at Lakewood Playhouse, reduced Shakespeare at Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma’s Oscars party and “Quartet” at The Grand cinema

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:06 am with No Comments »
February 19, 2013 11:11 am

Lakewood Playhouse does “The Woman in Black”

The second-longest running play in London, this ghost mystery will have you on the edge of your seat. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22-Mar. 17. Pay-What-You-Can 8 p.m. Thursdays. $24/$21/$18. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

TLT does abridged Shakespeare

If you’ve never seen “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” then you’re in for a lot of side-splitting laughs at Tacoma Little Theatre. Opening this weekend, the three-person show romps through all 37 of the Bard’s works (plus some sonnets) in a two-hour comedy rollercoaster. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 22-Mar.3. Age 13+. $9.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2481, tacomalittletheatre.com

The Grand’s Oscar party

Celebrate the Academy Awards this Sunday at Theatre on the Square, courtesy of The Grand Cinema at the indie moviehouse’s annual party and fundraiser. From 4 p.m. Feb. 24. VIP $80/general $35. Free snacks. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com, broadwaycenter.org

“Quartet” at The Grand

This Dustin Hoffman gem stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and more as aging diva musicians planning a gala performance in their retirement home, and dealing with fading voices and bodies at the same time.

1:50 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 8:40 p.m. daily. $7/$9. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com

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