That Manchester Look

New York’s Atlantic Theatre Company has earned its identity for its crisp, contemporary acting style and its stable of living, breathing playwrights, but occasionally the company takes a flyer on a period piece, with interesting results. This season, the Atlantic resurrected Hobson’s Choice, a British regional repertory favorite that is rarely seen here. (Americans, if they know it at all, have seen the 1954 film with Charles Laughton, or the short-lived 1966 musical version, Walking

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