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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    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.

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    Union Squared

    This deeply unfunny play is a muddled mess from beginning to end, thanks to a trite script and sloppy direction.

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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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    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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    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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    Loose Screws

    Andrea Wolff shows some stage presence and vocal prowess in this bawdy one-woman show, but whether it works for you may depend on your tolerance for penis jokes.

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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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    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.