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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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    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.

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    666

    Who'd have thought that a show about four men in prison getting beaten, raped, electrocuted, hung, and guillotined would be so hilarious? The Madrid-based troupe Yllana obviously did.

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    Gatz

    At first Elevator Repair Service's marathon adaptation of Fitzgerald's classic novel is forced and gimmicky, but once the company allows the novel to speak for itself, it's an absorbing re-creation of one of the greatest works of American literature.

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    Red Sea Fish

    Matt Wilkinson's new play is a complex exploration of family relationships and the imagination of the human mind, and it's been shipped here straight from Brighton.

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    The Myopia and Plays

    With "The Myopia," David Greenspan makes magic; with "Plays," he writes a love letter; with both, he puts theatre and life back in the present tense.

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    Palestine

    Najla Saïd examines politics, perception, and prejudice in this fascinating, complex stage memoir about her journey of ethnic identity as an Arab American.

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    Exit Cuckoo

    In 'Exit Cuckoo', playwright-performer Lisa Ramirez gives voice to the voiceless.

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    Dov and Ali

    Dov and Ali begins: "Once upon a time, in the middle of a school in the middle of Detroit in the middle of the United States of America, there was a confused teacher and there was a precocious student."

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    Knickerbocker

    A play consisting of nothing but two-person conversations in the same restaurant booth could be static, but this is a moving and funny rumination on fatherhood.