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    Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2010, Series A

    "Where the Children Are," the final work in Series A of Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2010 marathon of one-act plays, delivers emotional clout and makes up for the lackluster quartet that precedes it. 

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    Prophecy

    Karen Malpede crams in every major international crisis of the past 70 years in this political melodrama. Fortunately, Kathleen Chalfant illuminates the convoluted plot.

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    When Joey Married Bobby

    A very funny and moving comedy about doing the right thing for your family, even if you're a Southern Republican.

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    Pound

    Ezra Pound, the influential American poet accused of treason during World War II but never tried, finally gets his chance for a jury verdict in "Pound," written and directed by William Roetzheim.

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    Darling

    The most memorable moments in "Darling," the new dance-theatre piece by choreographer Sam Kim, are the many entrances and exits of its four dancers.

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    The Boxer

    Unless you need further proof that silence usually isn't golden in live theater, better to rerun a favorite silent movie whose artistry transcends its mechanics.

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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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    Never Norman Rockwell

    Kyle Baxter's new genial coming-out comedy finally proves to be too kindhearted for its own good.

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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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    The Beátitudes

    Melanie Cortier's bland balletic choreography of "The Beátitudes," a 35-minute dance play about the Beat movement, bears no resemblance whatsoever to Beat sensibilities.