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    RUMORS

    By definition, farce signifies broad, heavy-handed humor. It's comedy with a capital C. It's also known as one of the more difficult styles of comedy to execute effectively. Too much heavy-handedness—or, conversely, an overly breezy approach—can capsize even the best-constructed farce. Unfortunately it's an overabundance ...

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    HAMLET

    A ragtag troupe clad as street fair entertainers beats a tattoo on drums and tabors while the gaudily unkempt leader delivers a newly minted prologue to Hamlet, reminiscent of those that preface Romeo and Juliet and Henry V. The leader is Robert Smyth, directing as well as appearing in his ...

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    MILEAGE

    Sometimes the opportunity for change appears unexpectedly, regardless of whether we want it to; other times, clear, decisive steps must be taken. Such is the overarching theme of these four short one-acts, each approximately 15 to 20 minutes long and penned by Matthew I. Swaye. Three of the four were ...

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    BLITHE SPIRIT

    If we are indeed on a war footing, as we've been told, then the timing for this production of Noël Coward's farce is beyond perfect. First produced in Manchester during the Blitz in 1941, the playwright/composer/man-about-town's longest-running comedy still retains its "talent to amuse." Director ...

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    THE BATTLE: ABC

    at City Garage

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    99': ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW

    at the Evidence Room

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    TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

    Near the conclusion of director Darko Tresnjak's very whimsical and much revised version of this seldom-performed collaboration between Shakespeare and John Fletcher, an anachronistic guillotine is poised to lop off the head of one of the kinsmen. Tresnjak has fairly decapitated the play itself, as well, chopping out, mostly ...

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    Love in the Age of Narcissism

    Presented by and at the Directors Company, casting by Stephanie Klapper, 311 W. 43 St., NYC, Oct. 31-Nov. 16.

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    From the Top

    Presented by and at The WorkShop Theater Company, 312 W. 36 St., NYC, Feb. 3-23.

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    SIMCHA

    at the Reuben Cordova