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    Adding Machine

    Musicalizing Elmer Rice's nihilistic 1923 masterpiece,Adding Machine, is a decidedly good idea.

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    Ghost on Fire

    The play is creaky, to say the least, and replete with characters stuck in a perpetually dyspeptic mode as they wrestle with middle age.

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    Reader

    The filmStranger Than Fictionechoes Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman'sReader: Both works follow a protagonist whose life seems controlled by a novel.

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    Summer Shorts: Series B

    These days, when writers attempt anything abbreviated, there's a simple lesson they're instructed to follow: Give it a twist. That rule of thumb usually works. But it provides few amusing surprises.

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    Boxcar

    As the premiere Spanish-language theatre company in New York, Repertorio Español caters to a niche audience, a proven marketing technique as other companies continue to fold.

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    The President and Her Mistress

    The President and Her Mistressby Jan Buttram, Abingdon Theatre Company's artistic director, is a hoot -- a feminist future fantasia that makes up in warmth what it lacks in insight.

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    Fugue

    Fugue, Lee Thuna's terminally soggy new play at Cherry Lane Theatre, is not really about the title dissociative disorder but rather a far deadlier dramatic disease.

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    Five By Tenn

    Mystics and disciples, alcoholics and addicts, sad young couples, failed writers, impoverished boarders -- everyone's in pain inFive by Tenn.

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    Blind Lemon Blues

    The great blues artist Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded some 100 sides between 1926 and his death in1929, andBlind Lemon Bluesseems determined to drop the needle on every last track.

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    Two September

    Although she died in 1969 in obscurity, Josephine Herbst was considered an important American writer during the 1930s.