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    Rooms: A Rock Romance

    Monica (Leslie Kritzer), outgoing, ambitious, and Jewish, and Ian (Doug Kreeger), introverted, moody, and Catholic, become unlikely collaborators and lovers in Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon's genial Rooms: A Rock Romance.

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    #9

    Think of the first half of "#9" as the best kind of first date you can possibly imagine: The chemistry is strong and dynamic. Think of the second half of #9 as, well, if not the worst second date you can possibly imagine, certainly one of the worst.

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    Between Worlds

    This dance-theater offering is an inauthentic employment of flamenco dance, set against hip-hop sensibilities, in the service of a pummeling, percussion-driven music and movement spectacle.

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    The Silver Tassie

    Vaudeville comedy blends with epic despair in Tony-winning director Garry Hynes' chilling and funny production of Seán O'Casey's rarely seen 1928 anti-war play.

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    Bitter Sweet

    Strong singing and acting mitigate unfortunate attempts to modernize Noël Coward's 1929 operetta. Still, this is a welcome chance to hear the lovely score sung in dramatic context.

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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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    If That's All There Is

    That thumping sound you hear is my heart in overdrive. I've fallen head over heels for the young British physical-theater company Inspector Sands and its anarchic sense of humor.

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    The Success of Failure (Or, The Failure Of Success)

    For an antidote to workweek weariness, see Cynthia Hopkins' astonishing and sweet space-opera-cum-self-discovery journey 'The Success of Failure (Or, The Failure of Success)'.

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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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    The Age of Iron

    With "The Age of Iron," it's taken the Trojan War, blanded up the famous parts, glossed over the interesting bits, and dressed it all with a desperate comic energy that begs the question, Why?