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New York Theatre Workshop / New York / Stage

In A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life, unhappy protagonists are led by ghosts and guardian angels on picaresque tours through a world without one thing: them. For each, the revelations restore their will to live. Dust—led by Alice, a clinically depressed 20-something—is a millennial take on the trope. Unlike George Bailey, Alice has successfully committed suicide and now acts as her own spectral tour guide. A sardonic spin on sentimental classics, Dust debuts in the U.S. after three sold-out runs in the U.K. —C.J.F.

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