Off-Off-Broadway Review

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    Vice Versa

    This exercise in absurdism at the Under the Radar festival is over-the-top and wholly diverting.

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    Banshee

    Brian C. Petti's Irish drama is an ungimmicky, affecting exploration of a sad chapter in his family's history that avoids clichés as it keeps us pulling for its likable hero.

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    A Night at the Tombs

    In her solo show "A Night at the Tombs," the beguiling Bianca Leigh tells us what it was like to be young, gifted, and transgendered in 1980s Manhattan.

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    Menny and Mila

    Menny writes for a sleazy tabloid. Mila is a Russian computer whiz. He sponsors her coming to the U.S. for six months, with no romantic strings attached. Will they end up a couple?

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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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    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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    The Assistant

    The cast works hard to add character dimension in this too-straightforward telling of Bernard Malamud's story.

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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.

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    This Isn't Paradise

    Richard Hymes-Esposito's "This Isn't Paradise" seems more impressive as an act of revenge than as a play.