BEST BETS | Nov. 8-14, 2018

Arís Theatre marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with the Veterans Day-timed “Not About Heroes”; “Knead” (Alliance) premieres; Steve Yockey’s bloody smart “Reykjavik” (Actor’s Express) runs on; and Halloween shows give way to Christmas stories. Details in this week’s curated column.

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A PLAYWRIGHT RISES

“Knead,” says playwright-actor Mary Lynn Owen, has gone through a “gazillion trillion” rewrites. “At one time it was a cooking show gone wrong. Finding the immediacy of the play has been a firsthand education in ‘why plays are plays.’ You’d think I’d have picked this up by now!”

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