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Logan Slater and Glenn Barrett in a scene from 'Golden Leaf Ragtime Blues.'

LENOX — The first view we get of Pompey, a long retired octogenarian vaudevillian in Charles Smith's “Golden Leaf Ragtime Blues” at Shakespeare & Company's Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, is through a netted curtain that, for the opening moments only, surrounds the three sides of Theron Wineinger's evocative, detailed set.

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Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.