In ‘Peggy Pickit,’ worlds collide over dinner

From left: David Anderson, Mauro Canepa, and Becca A. Lewis in the Apollinaire Theatre Company production.
From left: David Anderson, Mauro Canepa, and Becca A. Lewis in the Apollinaire Theatre Company production.DIEGO BUSCAGLIA

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Two dolls — one made of rubber with brightly colored clothes and hair, the other a plain, carved piece of wood — become the symbols of the vast gap of misunderstanding between wealthy Western nations and the poverty of the developing world.

“Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God” does not completely succeed in its effort to focus on individuals rather than ideals, but the Apollinaire Theatre Company’s nuanced production finds the pressure points of comedy and tragedy in this disconcerting satire.

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