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    Darkling

    The best that can be said aboutDarklingis that it makes one want to read the 2001 Pushcart Prize-nominated book.

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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.

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    Picking Up the Baby

    This elegant, lean production sparkles with sensitive writing, vivid acting, intermittently engaging musical segments, and an appealing shape.

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    Party Time

    Though brief -- running under 60 minutes --Party Timepacks more of an emotional and intellectual punch than many plays running two or three times as long.

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    Moonlight

    The genius of Harold Pinter is his ability to take commonplace situations and ordinary people, then warp their world with a hyper-realistic, often illogical theatricality.

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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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    Candida

    Michael Halberstam has given George Bernard Shaw's early comedy a very polished revival that is elegant and amusing.

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    Griot: He Who Speaks The Sweet Word

    More than mere storytelling,Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Wordbrilliantly enlightens and uplifts as it dramatizes the history of Africans in America through the beat, the word, and lots of creativity. Subtitled "a choreopoem," it skillfully weaves music, movement, and text, beginning with "the beat as the transportation system ...