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Opening with a brilliant dance number, The Duck Wife makes a grand statement.  Highly visual, almost to its detriment - at any given time, there will be at least three different spots to watch on stage - The Duck Wife is a feast for the senses.  Based upon an Inuit folk tale in which a man marries a duck, or perhaps some sort of duck-woman creature - I never quite figured that part out - the production largely eschews such typical conventions as dialogue, instead choosing to tell the story through a series of dance pieces.  Though the pieces are exceptionally flamboyant and playful, they are always purposeful.  Bolstered by the music of Grub Animal, the production is electric and one you would do well not to pass up.

Three and a half out of five stars.

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