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    Ruined

    Rarely does a play take you to a corner of the world you hardly ever think about and force you to care fiercely for the people in it. Lynn Nottage's shattering work Ruined, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre after a successful ...

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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.

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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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    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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    Love Song

    This high-gloss production nicely nails the author-director's absurdist punch lines but is less than convincing when it comes to illuminating the play's underlying premise.

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    The Temperamentals

    Gay artists are reclaiming their history. Like "Milk," Jon Marans has done something similar for Harry Hay in his bright and affecting new play, "The Temperamentals."

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    A Play on Words

    The playwright Yasmina Reza would not only recognize but probably salute "A Play on Words," Brian Dykstra's corrosively funny two-hander.

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    Hamlet

    For this National Theatre production, broadcast to cinemas worldwide, Nicholas Hytner finds a new interpretation of the most famous play in Western history and creates an Elsinore based on constant surveillance and deceit.

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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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    Quartermaine's Terms

    Williamstown Theatre Festival presents a vibrant production about a nonentity disconnected from life.