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When I saw Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, I was charmed by the suave, witty gay character who has fallen in love with a woman but who ultimately leaves her because he “misses men.” It wasn’t until after the play that I decided that the whole notion of a gay-then-straight-then-gay character was ridiculous. But such is the sitcomlike work of Wasserstein, who is charming in the way that cotton candy is delicious. Her characters are simultaneously humane and inhuman, her dialogue both affecting and affected. Wasserstein speaks about “Life in the Theater” at 7 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. $10. For reservations call (202) 544-7077. (John Cloud)