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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.

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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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    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 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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    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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    Greenwood

    Tor Hyams' and Adam LeBow's musical about a reunion at a musical theater camp plays by the rules and does everything competently, but without excitement or individuality.

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    The Satin Slipper or the Worst Is Not the Surest

    Director Peter Dobbins might have done himself and his ensemble of more than a dozen actors a favor by not cutting the work down to a maddeningly hard-to-follow three hours.