Off-Broadway Review

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    Interviewing the Audience

    Employing Spalding Gray's basic template, Zach Helm uses the recollections and observations of audience members to create a rewarding and memorable experience.

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    The Grand Manner

    "The Grand Manner" is a touching if slight fable inspired by a 1948 real-life backstage meeting between an 18-year-old A.R. Gurney and theater star Katharine Cornell.

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    Penny Penniworth

    The source material for the 70-minute send-up "Penny Penniworth" is largely mid-Victorian English lit, and the comedic result is priceless.

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    Groovaloo Freestyle

    Forget that gritty, raw, sassy, often violent aesthetic that you may have come to associate with authentic hip-hop performance.

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    Stifters Dinge

    Difficult to categorize but a privilege to absorb, the show is Shelley meets Beckett meets Rauschenberg, and it's all new again.

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    Territories

    Intelligently acted but frustratingly opaque, the two short plays that make up Steven Dykes' "Territories" explore political and sexual issues with an unfortunate lack of specificity.

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    Neighbourhood Watch

    Alan Ayckbourn is back in top form with this dryly hilarious comedy about vigilantism, led by the brilliant Alexandra Mathie, a comic goddess if ever there was one.

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    Dark Sisters

    I was looking forward to composer Nico Muhly and librettist Stephen Karam's new opera, so it's with great disappointment that I have to report that it's an awfully wan piece of work.

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    Amerissiah

    Derek Ahonen's play, here in its Off-Broadway premiere after debuting Off-Off-Broadway in 2008, is as ambitious and self-defeating as the culture it sets out to save.

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    Inventing Avi (and Other Theatrical Maneuvers)

    A zany comedy about the theater that actually lands far more humorous punches than you would think.