Off-Off-Broadway Review

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    The Wood

    In an interview, playwright Dan Klores notes that his maiden effort, last season's "Little Doc," was "a disaster" and "a great learning experience." I'd say the learning curve was not a sharp one.

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    Bail Out: The Musical

    Written and performed by enterprising members of the Wreckio Ensemble, this satiric musical, which begins so promisingly, unhappily loses its way as it meanders toward a shopworn finale.

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    The Un-Marrying Project

    Larry Kunofsky's well-intentioned but unwieldy new play, lacking the fast-moving, satirical style it's premise needs, will hardly do much for the cause of gay marriage.

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    The Return of Peter Grimm

    The Bishop of Broadway's passion, sentiment, and humor blaze anew in this canny vest-pocket production.

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    De Novo

    Literalism trumps naturalism in this heartfelt but ultimately wearisome docudrama about a troubled Guatemalan teenager who enters the U.S. illegally.

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    Epona's Labyrinth

    Multimedia should never be used to paper over a weak script, but that's just what happens in Ivana Catanese and Kameron Steel's new drama.

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    On the Eighth Day...

    This one-hour play opens with an old joke and goes nowhere fast.

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    Montgomery Park, or Opulence

    Karinne Keithley's immersive but daunting archival experiment uses multimedia to explore an asylum's curious history but is far too impenetrable.

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    The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

    The Amoralists is a theater company that claims not to be "concerned with the principals of right or wrong, good or bad," an attitude that could endanger the success of its productions.

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    From Russia with Angst

    Five members of the WorkShop Theater Company have adapted five Chekhov short stories into one-act plays in "From Russia With Angst." Unfortunately, the short length of each hampers the subtlety and nuance for which Chekhov is renowned.