Off-Broadway Review

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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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.