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 Theodore P. Mahne,, Times Picayune:

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“Anton Chekhov once advised a fellow writer to avoid extraneous details in telling his tale. Anything in a story that is not relevant to the plot should be excised. “If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on a wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off,”€ he wrote. “€œIf it’€™s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”€

With his new play, ‘The Killing of a Lesbian Bookie,’ playwright Jim Fitzmorris proves to be a true disciple, adhering tightly to the principle of ‘œChekhov’s gun.'”