Off-Broadway Review

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Picked

    The talented Christopher Shinn seems to have set himself a difficult task with this irritating offering: writing a play largely devoid of dramatic conflict.

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    Restoration

    There are a few spots on this "Restoration," but Claudia Shear is so entertaining as actor and author that we can see past them.

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    Territories

    Intelligently acted but frustratingly opaque, the two short plays that make up Steven Dykes' "Territories" explore political and sexual issues with an unfortunate lack of specificity.