“Edgar & Annabel” and “Far Away,” ion theatre company’s current double bill, has us locked into a future of worldwide oppression and conflict, which is precisely what won’t transpire in human history. But the production values transcend all that in this very well-crafted piece of theater.

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Technology has made the 1950s seem like centuries ago, and a lot more may (or may not) have happened to human interconnectedness in the meantime. Cygnet Theatre’s “Maple and Vine” takes a look at the simpler era and the very personal reasons behind the characters’ fascination with it — but amid the nice production values and fine acting, the script fuels a debate in which the playwright doesn’t want to take part.

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