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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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    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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    Benefactors

    Carl Forsman's production of Michael Frayn's 1984 drama isn't perfect, but it's intriguing enough to hold your interest and keep you thinking.

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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.

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    The Last Cargo Cult

    Monologuist Mike Daisey's newest piece about the moneyless island culture of Tanna and our own financial crisis is moving, provoking, and well worth the investment of your time.

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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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    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.