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    THE HOME

    Writer Julie Shimer has bracketed a perfectly pedestrian story set in a home for unwed mothers with a curious contrivance, but we'll get to that later. The home's primary fallen angel is Regina (Rachel Seiferth), whose indiscretion with a particularly fetching local lug named Junior (Zack Graham) results ...

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    ROMEO AND JULIET: ANTEBELLUM NEW ORLEANS, 1836

    It's like test-driving a new car. Now that the salesman has put me in the top-of-the-line model and shown me bells and whistles I never imagined, I realize how superfluous most of them are and start thinking about the economy model. Thus it is with this inaugural production at ...

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    A SERIES OF COMEDIC LECTURES BY JOHN LEHR

    Funny things about one-person shows. You can get by if you're a good writer and so-so performer. You can impress if you're a fine performer and moderately talented writer. If you can do neither, you are best advised to stay the hell away from the stage. But if ...

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    MOMMIE QUEEREST

    Christina Crawford's guilty pleasure of a memoir, Mommie Dearest, made possible the reduction of Joan Crawford's lengthy career of earnest shopgirls and steely women to the cartoonish grotesquerie of Faye Dunaway in the film version, slathered in cold cream, screaming "No! More! Wire! Hangers!" If you thought it ...

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    YOU'LL REMEMBER THIS ANOTHER WAY

    Curiously not all offerings in this late-night 10-play anthology adhere to the self-imposed artistic constraint of five-minute lengths apiece; the total running time is 75 minutes. The evening's best piece, Save, by Adam Szymkowicz, provides an intriguing view of personal identity and privacy clashing with misguided parental concern. A ...

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    THE WINTER'S TALE

    Director Ellen Geer offers a straightforward rendering of this Shakespearean tragicomedy. It's the story of Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his arc of forgiveness; he has condemned his wife for her alleged unfaithfulness and has caused the banishment of his infant daughter, Perdita, across the sea to Bohemia. The ...

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    MY LIFE WITH ALBERTINE

    Presented by and at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42 St., NYC, March 13-30. Casting by James Calleri.

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    BALLET PRELJOCAJ

    Presented by BAM as part of the 20th Next Wave Festival, at the BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NYC, Oct. 16-19.

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    Man of La Mancha

    Presented by David Stone, Jon B. Platt, Susan Quint Gallin, Sandy Gallin, Seth M. Siegel, USA Ostar Theatricals in association with Mary Lu Roffe, casting by Bernard Telsey Casting, at the Martin Beck Theatre, 302 W. 45 St., NYC. Opened Dec. 5 for an open run.

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    WILL AND THE GHOST

    Presented by Tobacco Bar Theatre Co. Inc. & Three Wise Monkeys at The Third Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival at Raw Space, 529 W. 42 St., NYC, July 11-Aug. 4.