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    Hamlet Shut Up

    How do you interpret Shakespeare's lengthy soliloquies, impassioned dialogue, and intricate plots without words? In "Hamlet Shut Up," the solution is a few strokes of wit, a reliance on physical comedy, and a lot of grunting.

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    The Beátitudes

    Melanie Cortier's bland balletic choreography of "The Beátitudes," a 35-minute dance play about the Beat movement, bears no resemblance whatsoever to Beat sensibilities.

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    Open Heart

    For the most part, Joe Salvatore's "verbatim interview play" about open relationships among gay men is engrossing and illuminating.

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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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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.

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    Kiss and Make Up

    Noises Offhas finally been musicalized — just without actually using Michael Frayn's cracklingly brilliant script.

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    Endgame

    Director Andrei Belgrader and his expert company remember that these figures are tragic clowns, almost Chaplinesque, and give the new production the air of a nightmarish circus.

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    Improbable Frequency

    Improbable Frequencyis absolute entertainment. Although it's nominally about code-cracking in neutral Ireland in 1941, it's a silly theatrical romp.

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    Dr. Faustus

    Despite a compelling, knowing, and committed performance by Daniel Wolfe in the title role, Christopher Marlowe's play is largely ill-served by director Richard Mazda's frequently overwrought and grab-bag production.

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    Men of Steel

    You don't have to be a comic-book geek to enjoyMen of Steel, Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's hip satire on superheroes and the existential burden of being all-powerful.