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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    Sweet, Sweet Motherhood

    "Sweet, Sweet Motherhood," written by Jeremy Kareken in collaboration with Lee M. Silver and currently running at Here Arts Center, derives neither heat nor meat from its Frankenstein story.

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    Lenny's Dead

    Actor and first-time playwright Alex Giacin's clichéd tale offers no new insights into the emotional cost of war.

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    Standing Up: Bathroom Talk & Other Stuff We Learn From Dad

    Playwright-performer Tracey Conyer Lee skillfully ricochets from standup comedy to kitchen-sink drama in this solo show.

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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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    Red Fly/Blue Bottle

    Red Fly/Blue Bottle is a dark radio-era wonderland where everyday objects such as pins, teacups, and springs taking on epic proportions.

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    Marathon 2009: Series A

    Looking back on the "good old days" can be comforting in these trying times. But in this quintet of promising though never completely satisfying plays, even the golden age of Eisenhower and JFK are tinged with darkness.

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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.