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SARATOGA SPRINGS: Memories make a play

Coats said that the play includes adult language and themes.

"It does deal with artistic and somewhat Bohemian people who don't have much recognition of the taboos of language, so the language is going to be a little hotter than what some people might be used to," he said. "I think it's an accurate representation of the period and the people."

During some of the show's tense moments, Clifford breaks away from the scene to narrate the action.

"My character breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the audience," Burleigh said. "I go in and out of scenes. Even during those scenes, I'll skip out and I'll talk to the audience. My mother, Terry, and Patsy, both ask me who I'm talking to at some point."

Winnie Bowen plays Clifford's mother.

"Winnie came to this show from the very first day with a tremendous emotional investment and really blew us all away with how powerful her performance is," Burleigh said. "Her performance, probably more than anyone else, is more emotionally draining."

Christine MacLellan is the associate manager of the Home Made Theater.

"I am not a big jazz music fan, but when I read this script I just immediately liked it. It's the repartee among the characters, they're very witty, amusing characters," MacLellan said. "They're all very flawed characters but very funny."

Tickets are $22 for the center section and $19 for the sides. Remaining performances are on the coming Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:15 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28, at 2 p.m. For information, call 587-4427.""

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