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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How Much Is Enough?: Our Values in Question

    The Foundry Theatre's new production feels like an unusual group-therapy session that, though at times forced and treacly, manages to be quite powerful in spite of itself.

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    Three Pianos

    While this unique combination of frat party and musical history lesson is sometimes entertaining and informative, it's way too loosey-goosey to be ultimately satisfying. Plenty of free booze, though.

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    Restoration

    There are a few spots on this "Restoration," but Claudia Shear is so entertaining as actor and author that we can see past them.

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    Territories

    Intelligently acted but frustratingly opaque, the two short plays that make up Steven Dykes' "Territories" explore political and sexual issues with an unfortunate lack of specificity.