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‘Eddie Coyle’ goes to the theater

A classic Boston crime novel becomes a play at Oberon

Paulo Branco (right, with Jen Alison Lewis and Peter Darrigo) stars as the title character in “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,’’ pictured in rehearsal. Paulo Branco (right, with Jen Alison Lewis and Peter Darrigo) stars as the title character in “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,’’ pictured in rehearsal. (photos by essdras m suarez/globe staff)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / December 9, 2011
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When the friends of Eddie Coyle needed money, they got guns and masks. When “The Friends of Eddie Coyle’’ needed money, playwright Bill Doncaster turned to the Internet. To bring his adaptation of the late George V. Higgins’s classic 1972 Boston crime novel to the stage, he needed about $10,000, so he launched a campaign on a fund-raising website called IndieGoGo. Now the show is running most Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights at Oberon through Jan. 15.

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THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE Presented by Stickball Productions.

At: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, through Jan. 15. Tickets: $20-$35. 866-811-4111, www.thefriendsofeddie coyle.com


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