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Eddie Coyle takes another life

Protagonist of Higgins’s classic 1972 novel will anchor a new stage adaptation

Bill Doncaster (left), a playwright, has adapted the Boston crime novel “The Friends of Eddie Coyle’’ for the stage, with Paulo Branco in the lead. It will be read at the Burren Saturday. Bill Doncaster (left), a playwright, has adapted the Boston crime novel “The Friends of Eddie Coyle’’ for the stage, with Paulo Branco in the lead. It will be read at the Burren Saturday. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / November 12, 2010

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Barroom readings of new works by little-known playwrights seldom get much attention. But at the Burren in Somerville on Saturday, a troupe of actors will give new life to a classic Boston crime drama, “The Friends of Eddie Coyle.’’ (Full article: 981 words)

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