Off-Broadway Review

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    Parents' Evening

    Though the writing is sharp enough to sustain interest from moment to moment, in the end this compact 75-minute work (including intermission) seems incomplete, as if it wants somehow to be part of a fuller canvas.

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    Peasant Opera

    Alongside the more grandiose offerings at Lincoln Center Festival 09, Béla Pintér and Company's "Peasant Opera" requires an intimate staging.

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    The Man in Room 306

    This earnest, nicely staged attempt at humanizing an iconic figure results in perhaps unintentional sniping at the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and adds little insight into it.

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    Rooms: A Rock Romance

    Monica (Leslie Kritzer), outgoing, ambitious, and Jewish, and Ian (Doug Kreeger), introverted, moody, and Catholic, become unlikely collaborators and lovers in Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon's genial Rooms: A Rock Romance.

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    #9

    Think of the first half of "#9" as the best kind of first date you can possibly imagine: The chemistry is strong and dynamic. Think of the second half of #9 as, well, if not the worst second date you can possibly imagine, certainly one of the worst.

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    Benefactors

    Carl Forsman's production of Michael Frayn's 1984 drama isn't perfect, but it's intriguing enough to hold your interest and keep you thinking.

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    Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet

    David Mamet forsakes profanity to mine laughs in ancient Rome and twist words at a modern school. The results are hilarious.

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    The Success of Failure (Or, The Failure Of Success)

    For an antidote to workweek weariness, see Cynthia Hopkins' astonishing and sweet space-opera-cum-self-discovery journey 'The Success of Failure (Or, The Failure of Success)'.

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    Pieces

    The tension peters out fast in this story of two spooky little orphans and their hapless overseer, but the performances bring the two kids vividly to life.

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    If That's All There Is

    That thumping sound you hear is my heart in overdrive. I've fallen head over heels for the young British physical-theater company Inspector Sands and its anarchic sense of humor.