"The Friends of Eddie Coyle" comes to Oberon in Cambridge in December and January, and tickets are on sale now at the production's web site. Playwright Bill Doncaster's adaptation of the Boston crime classic drew an enthusiastic capacity crowd for a reading in the back room at the Burren some months back, with author George V. Higgins' widow in attendance. Higgins is enjoying something of a resurgence now, which also includes an upcoming Brad Pitt movie of "Cogan's Trade" (shot, alas, elsewhere). "Coyle" is, as Doncaster says in the video below, still the one against which "badass Boston crime stories are measured." Director Maria Silvaggi returns along with Paulo Branco as Coyle, Rick Park as Dillon and other cast members. Tickets are $20-$35, and the 11 performances take place between Dec. 8 and Jan. 15. I suggest getting yours now.
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