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‘Boychick’ puts bar mitzvah audience in the simcha

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/boychick_puts_bar_mitzvah_audience_in_the_simcha_20080229

"The Boychick Affair: The Bar Mitzvah of Harry Boychick," is the latest addition to the ever-amusing genre of interactive theater, known in the business as "environmental theater." In such plays, the conventional fourth wall is broken as actors directly interact with members of the audience. Each character has a detailed background, either created on the spot or written prior to the performance. While the show is staged and scripted, about 30 percent to 40 percent is improvised, said playwright and director Amy Lord.

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