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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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    Gulliver's Travels

    This 'Gulliver's Travels' is firing on all cylinders. Josh Zeller's sharp adaptation, the creative multimedia effects, and the fun costumes; P. Adam Walsh's snappy direction; and a remarkably versatile cast, headed by Keythe Farley, are ideal.

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    The Immigrant

    This handsome and enjoyable production packs an emotional punch.

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    The Underpants

    Comedy is sticky-wicket business. It gets even trickier when 100 years pass and translation is involved.

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    A Grand Guignol Children's Show

    Here's the raffishly stylish piece of holiday counter-programming you're seeking. Well, it's not really a holiday show, per se, and despite the title it's most definitely not a children's show

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    The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album

    Schwarz's journeyman staging hits all the marks with a straightforward production that's caparisoned with moments of extreme clumsiness.

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    Minsky's

    Minsky's eschews sendup in favor of affectionate pastiche.

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    The History Boys

    Set in a high school in a northern England industrial town in the 1980s, the play charts the experiences of eight students preparing for the entrance exams.

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    Harm's Way

    It's a grim, eloquent, tautly written play, skillfully directed by Steve Zuckerman on a bleak, all-gray set. Stehlin richly captures the grief and gravitas of a career officer who must face the fact that his personal hell has become enmeshed with the hell of war.