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    COMFORTABLY NUMB and THE GEMINI PROJECT

    If there is a theme that unites Jenelle Riley's two one-act plays, it's that women are strong and manipulative, and men are vulnerable and weak. The opener is The Gemini Project. It is the strongest and shortest of the two plays and has a smashing performance by Bari ...

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    Music from a Sparkling Planet

    Presented by the Drama Department at the Greenwich House Theatre, 27 Barrow St., NYC, June 20-Aug. 12.

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    CRAZY FOR YOU

    These are perilous times. Is this bouncy, euphoric, escapist musical appropriate for such a time? In his customary opening-night pre-curtain spree, South Bay Cities Civic Light Opera impresario/CEO James Blackman announced a decision, taken shortly after the day that lives in infamy, that it is appropriate, and that, of ...

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    BLEAK HOUSE

    Gene Franklin Smith has taken on the rather ambitious task of adapting yet another Charles Dickens tome for the stage and, in large part, he succeeds. This particular bit of Victorian soap opera involves not only the usual kindly benefactor and pathetic individual but also an entire handful of orphans ...

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    BACK FROM BROADWAY... A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

    The title conjures up images of a certain Streisand CD, but this beguiling new cabaret revue is actually a smooth-as-silk excuse to showcase two rising stars in the musical theatre firmament. In the face of such prodigious talents, excuses are unnecessary. On the night reviewed, simplicity ruled from the moment ...

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    Love, Loss and What I Wore

    Regardless of who wrote what, there's a healthy dose of humor mixed with a few touching tales, delivered with energy and honesty by a talented veteran cast.

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    Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2010, Series A

    "Where the Children Are," the final work in Series A of Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2010 marathon of one-act plays, delivers emotional clout and makes up for the lackluster quartet that precedes it. 

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    The Maids

    Jean Genet's play about maids who murdered their employer and her daughter dives to creepy depths with the help of director Arminca LaManna and actors fully immersed inside a twisted, waking nightmare.

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    Prophecy

    Karen Malpede crams in every major international crisis of the past 70 years in this political melodrama. Fortunately, Kathleen Chalfant illuminates the convoluted plot.