PHOTO CALL: It's Only the End of the World Off-Broadway

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Gross Indecency's Michael Emerson, Tape playwright Stephen Belber, Katie Firth, Sandra Shipley and Jennifer Mudge star in Jean Luc Legarce's Only the End of the World, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (far right).

Legarce wrote End of the World in 1990, four years after he was diagnosed with AIDS. Considered autobiographical, the drama concerns a man's return to his hometown and family. He wants to tell them about the illness that will kill him. But his arrival unearths so many repressed grievances that he is forced to sit quietly while his mother and siblings unpack and air the anger and sorrow built up over many years. Finally, he leaves without having accomplished his task. Only the End of the World plays through Aug. 24 at Theatre 3.

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— By Christine Ehren