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Shakespeare Theatre Company presents 'Hughie,' lonely ode to a New York night clerk

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Last year the Shakespeare Theatre Company gave the District one of Eugene O'Neill's better-known longer works, "Strange Interlude." This season, it is offering one of O'Neill's shorter, less well-known plays: "Hughie." Written in 1941, "Hughie" tells the story of gambler Erie Smith (Richard Schiff), a man trapped in his illusions. The play takes place in the summer of 1928 in the lobby of...