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    Dreyfus in Rehearsal

    This capable revival of Garson Kanin's unsuccessful Broadway swansong can't undo the original verdict.

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    Way to Heaven (Himmelweg)

    More than 75 years after Hitler's ascension to power in Germany, the portrayal of Nazis on stage and screen is arguably more difficult than ever. It's simply too easy for actors to play caricature, even if they don't intend to.

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    Summer Shorts 3: Series A

    Now in its third year, this summer series of shorter works remains a pretty hit-or-miss affair, with a new offering from Neil LaBute the standout of Series A.

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    Babes in Toyland

    The imaginative physical production for this deconstruction of Victor Herbert's classic operetta is a gift that keeps on giving. Ultimately, though, there just isn't enough edge to co-director and adapter Michael Levinton's work.

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    The Soap Myth

    While it could use an editor, Jeff Cohen's "The Soap Myth" has a powerful impact. Inspired by real events, the docudrama centers on Milton Saltzman, a Holocaust survivor who is trying to convince museum historians to believe his eyewitness account of Nazis making soap out of body fat from ...

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    Passing Ceremonies

    Playwright Steve Willis has gotten some of the harder things right in his promising new play "Passing Ceremonies," including sharp characterization and coherent supernatural rules.

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    Art of Memory

    Let us try for a moment to find an effective shorthand in discussing a work such as "Art of Memory," one of a growing number of pseudointellectual collaborative collages being presented as theater.

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    Death in Mozambique

    It's difficult to write a play about the spirit of a nation, particularly one whose recent history is as sensational as Mozambique's.

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    Writers Colony

    That David Allyn's new hourlong play "Writers Colony" is the first offering of the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival may just be happenstance. Even so, it certainly isn't a case of putting your best foot forward.

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    Haunted House

    Visiting New Jersey for a conference, romantically involved professional bloggers Moses (Jason Blaine) and Lucy (Diana Cherkas) stop at the Dunn family's haunted-house attraction to relive Lucy's childhood memories in Daniel Roberts'  "Haunted House."