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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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    The Value of Names

    Playwright Sweet is far too experienced to opt for easy answers, reminding us that in one of America's darkest hours, the line between villain and victim could be entertainingly murky.

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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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    Sammy Skunk's Hollywood Holiday

    I am not one to show up at children¿s theatre, as a rule. I find the character development weak and the plot points forced. However, I was fortunate enough to be able to cajole a 4-year-old of my acquaintance to leave her game of Pretty Pretty Princess for an ...

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    Hillary Agonistes

    The laughs never come, and when the script wanders into pure soap moments -- such as Hillary intoning, "I won't be taken down; they won't do to me what they did to Bill" -- the production seems to be taking itself awfully seriously.