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    Collected Stories

    Donald Margulies' two-hander applies the dynamic seen in 'All About Eve' to the literary world—in this case legendary short-story author Ruth Steiner (Kandis Chappell) and young up-and-comer Lisa Morrison (Melanie Lora).

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    Eve's Rapture

    It's difficult to tell where, exactly, the playwright wants to take us in 'Eve's Rapture'. For the most part it feels uncomfortably like stylish Christian doctrine.

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    Stray

    Canadian writer Ruth McKee's tautly written drama centers on a character we never see: Daniel is a young African boy, born in strife-torn Uganda.

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    Blood and Thunder

    Terence Anthony's drama is set in the second-floor apartment of a house in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina.

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    Ineffable

    They pull the entire audience onstage for a group photo, they pratfall, they execute stylized choreography to witty musical choices, and yet the show is over too soon.

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    Girls Talk

    Writer-director Roger Kumble—a prolific filmmaker ("The Sweetest Thing") and occasional playwright ("Turnaround")—turns to the realm of sitcoms in his latest work.

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    And the Winner Is...

    When journalist Mitch Albom reconnected with college professor Morrie Schwartz, he found a new career writing books and plays about the meaning of life.

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    Ditch

    Taylor Coffman's play about 20-something relationship angst would be pleasant enough if it just had less on its mind.

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    The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist

    More a skit than a play, the American premiere of this play by Cornelius Schnauber, translated by John Howard and Anne Adams, is exactly what you hoped for, given the play's title.

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    Cuts

    Given two items on which to build their 10-minute plays, the Dog Ear Playwrights have compiled an octet of one-acts ranging from the sublimely realistic to the absurdly surreal.