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Arts & Entertainment - June 18, 2021

Los Altos Stage Company presents searing 9/11 drama

Livestreamed 'Mercy Seat' brings trauma home

by Janet Silver Ghent

On Sept. 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt, necktie loosened, sits hunched on the sofa in a Manhattan apartment. While images of catastrophe flash across the screen, the cellphone in his hand keeps ringing. But he stares into space, neither answering nor calling. Then his lover Abby Prescott, carrying groceries, walks in, shuts off Ben's phone and asks, "So ... did you call?"

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