Off-Off-Broadway Review

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    The Table

    A cardboard puppet questions his existence in this screamingly funny and achingly sad Beckettian piece from Britain's Blind Summit Theatre that combines whimsy with pathos.

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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.

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    In Security

    Wanting to do it all—to be a wife and a successful career person, a mother and a free spirit—is one of the defining struggles of the modern American female.

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    Under Fire

     In "Under Fire," writer Barry Harman attempts to look at gray areas in the realms of love, war, and journalism.

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    Barriers

    Sept. 11 affects a New Jersey Muslim family in this play by Rehana Lew Mirza, which, originally mounted on the first anniversary of that event, doesn't compel in revival.

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    Invasion!

    Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri's witty satire plays with common perceptions of the Arabic male and has theatrical and political ideas bouncing off each other like pinballs.

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    Running

    Arlene Hutton has written some good plays, but “Running,” a two-hander about a late-night reunion between two 50-something ex-flatmates, is a yawn.

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    Silver Stars

    Based on the experiences of Irish gay men who came of age in the mid–20th century, the musically challenged show is lugubriously sincere, preciously artless, and a blinding bore.

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    Protected

    Have we forgotten what the "Fringe" in Fringe Festival means? Apparently playwright-director Timothy Scott Harris has, because there's nothing fresh, original, or offbeat in his sagging new show "Protected."

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    Quartet

    Mario Fratti's four short "gay-themed" plays all end with a twist, but the biggest twist is how little any of them say about contemporary gay life.