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'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a religious whodunit. In this Chichester Festival Theatre production, which has its only U.S. stop at the Ahmanson Theatre, Suchet plays Cardinal Giovanni Benelli, a Vatican moderate who was considered a leading candidate to become pope but instead became the power behind the Supreme Pontiff after helping to make Pope John Paul I, whose papacy lasted a mere 33 days. The conspiracy theories instigated by this untimely death...

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