Off-Broadway Review

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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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    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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    Red Sea Fish

    Matt Wilkinson's new play is a complex exploration of family relationships and the imagination of the human mind, and it's been shipped here straight from Brighton.

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    Reading Under the Influence

    Tony Glazer's slim comedy could have been a pointed satire of our media-mad age but settles instead for 90 minutes of unfunny jokes.

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    Henry V

    Watching the magnetic energy and smart staging brought to this rendering of Shakespeare's buoyant history is like being courtside at a great basketball game—and there's great language to boot.

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    On the Levee

    Like the object of its title, Marcus Gardley's "play with music" attempts to contain an ocean of ideas, characters, and plots, but the foundation is too weak, and the audience winds up getting soaked.

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    4Play

    Whether employing bowling pins, pingpong balls, hatchets, flaming torches, or tiny fresh eggs, these guys can keep objects flying through the air between them with incredible speed and precision.

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    End of the Road

    Maybe it's not so surprising that the Young@Heart Chorus' "End of the Road" could make you laugh or cry. But it can also make a full crowd dance.

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    Julia

    Despite a brace of impassioned performances, Vince Melocchi's play suffers from a contrived plot that ultimately makes it difficult to take seriously.

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    Knickerbocker

    A play consisting of nothing but two-person conversations in the same restaurant booth could be static, but this is a moving and funny rumination on fatherhood.