‘Travesties’ Jan. 18-19

Desiree Amyx Mackintosh (Cecily), left, “translates” as Jason Carpenter (Lenin) hears of revolution from Kim Salveson (Nadya) in a scene from “Travesties,” presented as a staged reading Jan. 18-19 at CAST Theater in the Columbia Center for the Arts. Gregory Baisden directs the Tom Stoppard play, a combination of comedy, political commentary and bittersweet love story. Also in the production are, Tom Burns, Greg Gilbertson, Emma Spaulding, Joe Garoutte and Jake Camp. Tickets are $5 at the door. Shows are at 7:30 p.m.; the play runs just over two hours, including intermission. It contains some mild language; viewers with an appreciation for history and philosophy, and political intrigue, will especially enjoy this production. (The photo on A1 is of cast members Emma Spaulding and Joe Garoutte.)

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