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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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    Shinbone Alley (In Concert)

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

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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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    The Bully Pulpit

    A first-rate monodrama, elegantly written and piquantly performed by Michael O. Smith,The Bully Pulpitpresents a splendid theatrical portrait of Theodore Roosevelt.

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    Avenue X

    This production, set in the doo-wop world of Gravesend, Brooklyn, in 1963, is technically superb and, ironically, ultimately soulless.

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    My First Time

    As cyber technology seeps deeper into our existence, theatre, like every other aspect of daily life, is gradually becoming more fragmentary, like the bytes and bits that make up our superfast, limited-attention-span world.

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    Knickerbocker

    A play consisting of nothing but two-person conversations in the same restaurant booth could be static, but this is a moving and funny rumination on fatherhood.

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    Henry V

    Watching the magnetic energy and smart staging brought to this rendering of Shakespeare's buoyant history is like being courtside at a great basketball game—and there's great language to boot.

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    The Orestia

    In David Johnston's freewheeling adaptation, the playwright has condensed the famed Greek tragedy of supreme familial dysfunction into a mere two hours.

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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.