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    A Disaster Begins

    This solo play about a fictional author who wrote a book about the Galveston hurricane becomes a journey into one woman's regrettable nonexistence.

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    London Assurance

    The National Theatre of Great Britain has given us a delightful summer cocktail with a rousing knockabout production of Dion Boucicault's 1841 comedy "London Assurance."

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Between Worlds

    This dance-theater offering is an inauthentic employment of flamenco dance, set against hip-hop sensibilities, in the service of a pummeling, percussion-driven music and movement spectacle.

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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.