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  • Theater Review: “Unnatural Acts” by the Plastic Theater at Classic Stage Company in NYC

    NEW YORK CITY:  On Sunday, July 31, Unnatural Acts will complete an incredible run at Classic Stage Company (CSC) where this exemplary show has been extended three times. Most Off-Broadway shows in New York City announce a limited run when they open. If it were not for the amazing audience demand and CSC’s nimble ability to re-jigger its summer schedule, it would have been quite impossible for the rest of us to still catch this Off-Broadway show, about a 1920’s-era secret investigation and witch hunt of so-called “inverts” and “homosexualists” at Harvard University. There is still a little time. If you’ve heard about this excellent play but aren’t completely sold on seeing it, don’t even bother reading past this paragraph. Seriously, now: drop everything (including your beach plans) and go. What amazes me about Unnatural Acts is that it packs a powerful punch, even though the shameful campus events it chronicles took place 91 years ago and even though its source material (the Harvard Archives) had already been mined in a similar work, Stan Richardson’s Veritas at last year’s New York International Fringe Festival. Unnatural Acts is not the first play out the gate but in many respects it is infinitely better. According to one …