Off-Broadway Review

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    Chasing Manet

    Only Tina Howe, the author of such eccentric and lyrical works as Painting Churches and Coastal Disturbances, could take what is essentially an episode of The Golden Girls and turn it into a tenderly sad and riotously funny meditation on age, family, and freedom of expression.

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    Newyorkland

    Temporary Distortion's new film-theater piece about the private life of cops is strongest when it lets its stories speak for themselves and weakest when it dips into sentimentality.

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    …Another Man's Poison

    A potentially fascinating examination of race, class, sexuality, and gender is given the soap-opera treatment.

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    The Forest

    Classic Stage Company gets lost in the 'Forest' with an uneven production of Alexander Ostrovsky's rarely performed 1870 comedy.

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    Merrick, the Elephant Man

    Though the director's vision and the actor's performance are consistently impressive, there's also a lot of self-conscious preciousness in this solo show retelling the story of "The Elephant Man."

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    My Wonderful Day

    Though it's centered on the timeworn cliché of the wise innocent child, Alan Ayckbourn's "My Wonderful Day" is largely entertaining.

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    White People

    In "White People," playwright Neil Cuthbert turns the clock back to 1975 to take a peek at a comfortably middle-class New Jersey family as its façade of respectability crumbles.

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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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    An Error of the Moon

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

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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 ...