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Clare Barron’s acclaimed play “Dance Nation” is a comedy with dancing, but it’s no musical. It’s not really even, at its core, about dance.

In the past half-century, Pittsburgh theater hasn’t seen many actors dominate local stages for as long as Bingo O’Malley did. From the mid-1970s into the new millennium, the Pittsburgh native took on a range of ambitious roles for a host of local troupes, and earned the admiration of audiences and fellow theater artists alike.