Off-Off-Broadway Review

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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.

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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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    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.

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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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    Golem

    More like a ballet than a play or a traditional puppet theater presentation, this uneven choreography-driven show features a hodgepodge cast of people and puppets.

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    Passing Ceremonies

    Playwright Steve Willis has gotten some of the harder things right in his promising new play "Passing Ceremonies," including sharp characterization and coherent supernatural rules.