Off-Broadway Review

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Inventing Avi (and Other Theatrical Maneuvers)

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

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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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    How Much Is Enough?: Our Values in Question

    The Foundry Theatre's new production feels like an unusual group-therapy session that, though at times forced and treacly, manages to be quite powerful in spite of itself.

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    Ruined

    Rarely does a play take you to a corner of the world you hardly ever think about and force you to care fiercely for the people in it. Lynn Nottage's shattering work Ruined, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre after a successful ...

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    An Error of the Moon

    Historical drama becomes lurid soap opera in Luigi Creatore's "speculation" on the brothers Booth.

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    Nation

    The National Theatre of Great Britain's series of broadcasts to movie theaters continues with a sprawling fantasy that will enchant both adults and children.