Off-Broadway Review

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Henry V

    Watching the magnetic energy and smart staging brought to this rendering of Shakespeare's buoyant history is like being courtside at a great basketball game—and there's great language to boot.