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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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    The Bully Pulpit

    A first-rate monodrama, elegantly written and piquantly performed by Michael O. Smith,The Bully Pulpitpresents a splendid theatrical portrait of Theodore Roosevelt.

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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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    The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen

    Spinal Tap wasn't a real band, but it was made up of people playing music, thus, uh, making it a band.

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    Roberta (In Concert)

    Jerome Kern's melodious 1933 ode to Paris fashion might seem an odd choice for the modest means of producer Mel Miller's enterprising company.