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STAGE REVIEW

‘Captors’ captures the banal face of evil

Michael Cristofer as Adolf Eichmann in the Huntington Theatre Company production of “Captors’’ by Evan M. Wiener. Michael Cristofer as Adolf Eichmann in the Huntington Theatre Company production of “Captors’’ by Evan M. Wiener. (T. CHARLES ERIKSON)
By Don Aucoin
Globe Staff / November 21, 2011

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Under the direction of Peter DuBois, the Huntington Theatre Company production of “Captors,’’ Evan M. Wiener’s uneven but eventually absorbing new drama, depicts Adolf Eichmann’s 1960 capture in Argentina by agents of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and the subsequent game of cat and mouse - more like cat and rat - between captor and captive.

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CAPTORS

Play by: Evan M. Wiener

Directed by Peter DuBois

Sets, Beowulf Boritt. Lights, Russell H. Champa. Costumes, Bobby Frederick Tilley II. Sound, M. L. Dogg.

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company. At Boston University Theatre. Through Dec. 11. Tickets start at $25, 617-266-0800, www.huntingtontheatre.org