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    The Man Himself

    A quiet, unassuming man sits in a folding chair center stage inThe Man Himself.

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    Some Men

    Perhaps because most of the characters come across as symbols of history rather than flesh-and-blood men with individual passions and motives, Terrence McNally'sSome Menis strangely unmoving.

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    Room Service

    The Peccadillo Theater Company has built its sterling reputation on rescuing forgotten classics of the American theatre.

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    Manic Flight Reaction

    Can a play be emotionally powerful, darkly cynical, and ridiculously absurd? Sarah Schulman thinks so.

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    Lifeboat

    It's only at the end of this play that we get a vivid sense of time and place that the show lacks.

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    Passing Strange

    Passing Strange, which opened Off-Broadway May 14, isn't in the running for a Tony Award, and for the favorites, this is good news.

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    'Twas The Night Before...

    A disquieting but invigoratingly satisfying chill blows into the Yuletide season with'Twas the Night Before..., a quintet of short plays at the Flea Theater.

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    Poppies

    Expertly staged by Sherri Eden Barber in a style of gritty realism, the work focuses on several young people caught up in a hell of war, illegal arms dealing, drugs, genocide, propaganda, and racism.

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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 ...

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    Say Your Prayers, Mug!

    Gangster flicks of the 1930s have been parodied so frequently that the spoofs are now more familiar than the originals.