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    THE MAIDS

    Deciding to launch a theatrical production company with a play by Jean Genet must presage some kind of artistic death wish, second only to casting oneself as Hamlet. Luckily the brave souls who present this mounting of a remarkably difficult classic are well up to the task. Led by director ...

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    Scout's Honor

    Claudia Jaffee, director of West Coast Ensemble's To Kill a Mockingbird, is out on the sidewalk in front of the theatre one recent hot Sunday afternoon, taking a break from auditioning actors. Standing under the theatre's awning, she is deep in conversation with her producer about how best ...

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    BUS STOP

    This play takes a microcosmic look at love in all its variations, and the many ways people adapt to being without it, from youthful innocence to the lechery of old age. Director Bob Hakman and his cast tend to stay in the shallow end of love's often murky waters ...

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    A Better Life

    Carlos dreams of a better future for himself and his teenage son, Luis, who is finding himself pulled increasingly closer into gang activity as he distances himself from his father.

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    Management

    "I'm sorry. Sweet just doesn't cut it," Jennifer Aniston's character, Sue Claussen, tells defeated suitor Mike Cranshaw, played by Steve Zahn. That sums up this so-so romantic comedy, which, while sweet, doesn't cut it in the romance and comedy departments.

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    The Brothers Bloom

    'The Brothers Bloom' is a blooming wonderful little flick.

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    Love & Sex in the Earth's Spin Cycle

    One of the keys to successful dating, explains writer-performer Lambeth Sterling, is to look for "the less fucked."

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    State of Play

    When Brad Pitt drops out of a major motion picture just four days before production is set to begin, it could be a complete disaster. But in the case of State of Play, it turned out to be a blessing — mainly because replacement star Russell Crowe has turned in his ...

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    OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

    Grandparents are often our greatest source of frustration and our greatest source of unconditional love. It's a wonderful paradox that Joe DiPietro illustrates with touching sentimentality and bittersweet humor in this story about family ties. Nick Cristano, an ambitious New Jersey native, shares a strong albeit sometimes tense bond ...

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    Medea in Jerusalem

    Presented by 71A Productions, casting by SFL Casting, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, NYC, Aug. 5-Sept. 4.