Un­cle Vanya

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS - The Shawl Un­cle Vanya, The Sanc­tity of Mar­riage.

The Oa­sis Theatre Com­pany fo­cuses on David Mamet this fall, be­gin­ning with his 1988 adap­ta­tion of Chekhov’s the the­atri­cal clas­sic in­volv­ing fin-de-siè­cle malaise, what to do with a coun­try es­tate, and how not to shoot a gun. Some crit­ics were struck by how Mamet in­fused the text with his sig­na­ture rat-a-tat style, while oth­ers mar­veled that, sur­pris­ingly, he had not done so. De­cide for your­self. Per­for­mances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs­days through Satur­days and 3 p.m. on Sun­days, from Thurs­day, Oct. 11, through Oct. 28, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205-B Calle Marie. Tick­ets ($25 with dis­counts for stu­dents and se­niors) are avail­able through theoa­sisthe­atre.com; 917-439-7708. The group’s sea­son con­tin­ues in Novem­ber with Mamet’s short plays and — James M. Keller

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