It’s difficult to get too worked up about something as staid as stamp collecting. Nonetheless, Live Theatre Workshop’s new show, “Mauritius,” manages to create some exciting drama and wry comedy about a small group vying for the prize represented by a rare stamp worth millions. Along the way, we encounter greed, duplicity, old debts and a hint of violence.
“Mauritius” was written by Theresa Rebeck, whose credits include numerous plays, including co-writing “Omnium Gatherus,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She also created NBC’s show “Smash,” and her play “Seminar” is currently on Broadway.