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Arts & Entertainment - July 2, 2010

Get up, stand up

'The Shaker Chair' could be a call to action, but it needs more pep

by Kevin Kirby

In Adam Bock's one-act play "The Shaker Chair," a middle-aged woman becomes involved with a group of animal-rights activists engaged in a pitched battle against a local pig farm. As presented by the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, this ostensibly thoughtful play clocks in at roughly an hour and a quarter — shorter than your typical summer cineplex blockbuster. Sadly, one can't help but feel that this would be a better show if its running time were shorter still.

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