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    The Amish Project

    If a crazed gunman walked into a schoolhouse in your community, dismissed the boys, shot all the little girls to death, and then killed himself, would you forgive him?

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    The Temperamentals

    Gay artists are reclaiming their history. Like "Milk," Jon Marans has done something similar for Harry Hay in his bright and affecting new play, "The Temperamentals."

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    Our House

    "Television is stupid." Well, duh! That seems to be the big message of "Our House," Theresa Rebeck's slipshod satire on modern media.

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    Things of Dry Hours

    In her determination to write a complex, poetic, political drama about neglected subject matter, Naomi Wallace takes a potentially fascinating situation, story, and characters and, sadly, drains the life out of them.

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    Next Fall

    Though occasionally spinning its wheels by doubling back on itself in form and substance, 'Next Fall' is shot through with such sincerity, such depth of feeling, such genuine questioning that it thoroughly captures the attention.

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    Night Sky

    Where have we seen this scenario before? A brilliant, independent woman—perhaps a little too intellectual for her own good—is afflicted with a debilitating disease.

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    Make Me

    Leslie Ayvazian's new play deserves an audience, but the one at the performance I saw isn't the one it needs. I don't think confusion is a factor: 'Make Me' is a frisky comic fugue about three couples battling for sexual and emotional dominance.

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    Coraline

    "There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination." These wonderful words occur nowhere during "Coraline," yet this equally wonderful adaptation of the popular children's book does much to prove their truth.

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    10 Things to Do Before I Die

    An absent mother, a distant father firmly in the past, and a bitter rivalry between sisters stemming from one chronicling their childhood in a best-selling memoir—this is the backstory of Zakiyyah Alexander's '10 Things to Do Before I Die'.

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    Pure Confidence

    With an African-American in the White House striving to lead the United States through troubled times, the arrival of Carlyle Brown's 'Pure Confidence' in New York is both propitious and timely.