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A host of early 20th-century writers documented how "difficult" women were once routinely "put away." But Archipelago Theatre's new play, The Woman in the Attic, uses a crisis in a long-term marriage to explore through metaphor how the creative, the nurturing and the possible within us becomes estranged--and what happens to our relationships with the world, ourselves and one another when it does. Director Ellen Hemphill and Jungian therapist Nor Hall reunite for the company's first work since 2002's memorable And Mary Wept, to a score by ADF composer Allison Leyton-Brown. The cast includes Jay O'Berski, Terry Beck, Charlotte Griffin and Yellowman's superlative Kathy Williams. The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays in Duke's Sheafer Theater through May 28. Tickets are $12-$20 ($5 Duke students); call 684-4444 for reservations.

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