Off-Broadway Review

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    The Grand Manner

    "The Grand Manner" is a touching if slight fable inspired by a 1948 real-life backstage meeting between an 18-year-old A.R. Gurney and theater star Katharine Cornell.

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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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    Inventing Avi (and Other Theatrical Maneuvers)

    A zany comedy about the theater that actually lands far more humorous punches than you would think.

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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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    Amerissiah

    Derek Ahonen's play, here in its Off-Broadway premiere after debuting Off-Off-Broadway in 2008, is as ambitious and self-defeating as the culture it sets out to save.

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    Night Sky

    Where have we seen this scenario before? A brilliant, independent woman—perhaps a little too intellectual for her own good—is afflicted with a debilitating disease.

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    The Habit of Art

    The National Theatre concludes its pilot season of broadcasts to movie theaters with a hilarious, bracing, and multileveled rumination on the creative process.

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    Nation

    The National Theatre of Great Britain's series of broadcasts to movie theaters continues with a sprawling fantasy that will enchant both adults and children.

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    An Error of the Moon

    Historical drama becomes lurid soap opera in Luigi Creatore's "speculation" on the brothers Booth.

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    Blood and Gifts

    Playwright J.T. Rogers takes a bracing, multisided look at how America came to be mired in a war against fundamentalism in Afghanistan in this gripping and absorbing drama.