Off-Broadway Review

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    It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later

    Daniel Kitson's impeccably self-aware and comic telling of two intersecting tales seems quotidian yet represents a radical paradigm shift in how we view life itself.

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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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    Quartermaine's Terms

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

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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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    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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    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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    Rescue Me (A Postmodern Classic With Snacks)

    Despite its creative team of downtown stars, this disappointing Euripides adaptation falls victim to sitcom jokes and overused pseudo-postmodern conventions.

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    Peasant Opera

    Alongside the more grandiose offerings at Lincoln Center Festival 09, Béla Pintér and Company's "Peasant Opera" requires an intimate staging.

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    The Man in Room 306

    This earnest, nicely staged attempt at humanizing an iconic figure results in perhaps unintentional sniping at the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and adds little insight into it.