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    De Novo

    Literalism trumps naturalism in this heartfelt but ultimately wearisome docudrama about a troubled Guatemalan teenager who enters the U.S. illegally.

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    The Assistant

    The cast works hard to add character dimension in this too-straightforward telling of Bernard Malamud's story.

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    Maude Maggart: Good Girl/Bad Girl

    Maude Maggart calls this year's Oak Room drop-byGood Girl/Bad Girl. In terms of her repertoire, it implies she'll alternate between ingénue and soubrette incarnations. She's adept at both.

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    Thérèse Raquin

    The work, having its New York premiere, again shows composer Tobias Picker's skill at using powerful orchestral writing to underscore situations that lead to adultery, murder, guilt, and repentance.

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    Mixed Tape 2007

    The concept forMixed Tape 2007is interesting. One playwright writes a short play, then a second scribe takes one character from this scene and writes her own short play.

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    Shinbone Alley (In Concert)

    The 1957 Broadway musicalShinbone Alleystarred Eddie Bracken and Eartha Kitt and ran just 49 performances.

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    A Sextet of Dysfunction

    Robot vs. Dinosaur is one of those youthfully ambitious theatre companies that dreams of revitalizing the supposedly stale New York theatre scene.

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    Aristocrats

    Stories about once-wealthy families and the homes and land they can no longer support are ubiquitous on New York's stages these days.

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    No Child...

    WhileNo Child...is certainly an indictment of the New York public education system, never was an indictment so entertaining.

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    Krankenhaus Blues

    Offbeat observations and lively dialogue, aided by solid performances, bring the characters to life even though the script never ignites any real dramatic fire.