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    Armed and Naked in America: Week B

    Naked Angels has hit upon a political forum that actually generates some friction with its latest Issues Project, the two-week Armed and Naked in America.

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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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    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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    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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    Penetrator

    With his lanky frame, unusual haircut, and facial scruff, Max (Michael Mason) is immediately recognizable as a New York hipster.

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    Of Thee I Sing (In Concert)

    His moustache may be dark, not white, and his eyes may be deliriously loony, not dark pools.

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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.

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    The Unusual Suspects

    Unapologetic silliness — much of it quite funny — runs rampant through the musical whodunitThe Unusual Suspects.