Off-Off-Broadway Review

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    My AIDS

    This personable young man from Buffalo can hold a stage, forging an easy rapport with his audience. But bravery and charm aren't enough to turn a familiar and rather naive story into riveting theater.

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    Just Cause

    Zack Russell's commentary on the fate of Generation Y amidst omnipresent technology adequately makes its point, but his argument seems somewhat redundant and at times unfathomable.

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    Bong Bong Bong Against the Walls, Ting Ting Ting in Our Heads

    This well-designed puppet musical about mentally disabled children means well, but it doesn't always pull the right strings.

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    Gin & "It"

    Director Reid Farrington's latest video-theater piece is as entertaining and enchanting as a murder mystery of Hitchcockian standards.

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    PigPen Presents: The Mountain Song

    A talented all-male troupe of recent Carnegie Mellon graduates presents a brilliant amalgam of narration, shadow puppetry, acting, and live music, heavily doused with Appalachian folk sensibilities.

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    Greendale, G.P.

    This day-in-the-life drama about doctors in small-town Ohio isn't compelling enough but does offer some good performances and observant writing.

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    Hamlet Shut Up

    How do you interpret Shakespeare's lengthy soliloquies, impassioned dialogue, and intricate plots without words? In "Hamlet Shut Up," the solution is a few strokes of wit, a reliance on physical comedy, and a lot of grunting.

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    Being Harold Pinter

    One has to admire the Belarus Free Theatre for its dedication and courage, but its offstage story of getting to the United States is more gripping than its Harold Pinter program.

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    Here at Home

    This experimental piece is a full-blown digital barrage, using projections and sound to bring the horrors of war to the home front.

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    Without You

    In "Without You"—based on successful "Rent" actor Anthony Rapp's 2006 memoir— reveals that the late 1990s was also a time of great personal loss.