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    Oh What War

    Conceiver-director Mallory Catlett has cited as the inspiration for writer Jason Craig'sOh What WarJoan Littlewood's 1963 musical revueOh!What a Lovely War.

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    How to Fold a Shirt

    There are a few funny lines in Anthony Gelsomino's new absurdist play, but his direction successfully kills most of them.

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    Sin

    This play based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's "The Unseen" is a spooky adult fable, yet despite strong performances and vivid design, it drags as much as it provokes.

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    Gin & "It"

    Director Reid Farrington's latest video-theater piece is as entertaining and enchanting as a murder mystery of Hitchcockian standards.

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    End of the Road

    Maybe it's not so surprising that the Young@Heart Chorus' "End of the Road" could make you laugh or cry. But it can also make a full crowd dance.

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    Through the Night

    An original yet recognizable community in contemporary Harlem comes blazingly alive in this one-person but multicharacter show by writer-performer Daniel Beaty.

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    The Kid

    Musicalizing sex columnist Dan Savage's 1999 book about adopting a child with his boyfriend might seem an unpromising idea, but the New Group's "The Kid" quickly persuades otherwise.

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    Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2010, Series A

    "Where the Children Are," the final work in Series A of Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2010 marathon of one-act plays, delivers emotional clout and makes up for the lackluster quartet that precedes it. 

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    Prophecy

    Karen Malpede crams in every major international crisis of the past 70 years in this political melodrama. Fortunately, Kathleen Chalfant illuminates the convoluted plot.

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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.