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Theater Review

Channeling Mom and Dad at their parting

From left: Robbie Collier Sublett, Jennifer R. Morris, Matthew Maher, and Caitlin Miller in the Civilians’ production of “You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce.’’ From left: Robbie Collier Sublett, Jennifer R. Morris, Matthew Maher, and Caitlin Miller in the Civilians’ production of “You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce.’’ (T. CHARLES ERICKSON)
By Laura Collins-Hughes
Globe Staff / October 23, 2011

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Even in this confessional age, it’s probably the rare parent who would consent to have the details of her marriage’s dissolution laid out onstage by her child. But when the Civilians, a company that specializes in what it calls investigative theater, began making a piece about divorce, researching the actors’ own families seemed a necessary component. The show that resulted is “You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce.’’ ArtsEmerson brings it to the Paramount Center Mainstage for a six-show run beginning Tuesday.

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YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: Tales From My Parents” Divorce Presented by ArtsEmerson

At: Paramount Center Mainstage, Tuesday through Oct. 30. Tickets: $25-$75. 617-824-8400, www.artsemerson.org