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The inviting Almeida, which has its own contemporary pub, sticks to its guns, mounting intelligent plays (some new, some unfairly forgotten, many new) without much regard for pushback—2014 saw American Psycho, the musical—and people liked it. The resulting experience is often thought-provoking. Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, about the Tiananmen Square tank photograph, was a 2013 smash.