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    Stray

    Canadian writer Ruth McKee's tautly written drama centers on a character we never see: Daniel is a young African boy, born in strife-torn Uganda.

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    Blood and Thunder

    Terence Anthony's drama is set in the second-floor apartment of a house in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina.

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    Harm's Way

    It's a grim, eloquent, tautly written play, skillfully directed by Steve Zuckerman on a bleak, all-gray set. Stehlin richly captures the grief and gravitas of a career officer who must face the fact that his personal hell has become enmeshed with the hell of war.

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    The Hasty Heart

    Director Michael Rothhaar's understanding of the needs of each character produces an emotionally rich, humorous, and thoughtful endeavor. Every actor is memorable.

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    I've Never Been So Happy

    The show is a boy-meets-girl Western musical with a happy ending. But don't go expecting "Annie Get Your Gun" or "Oklahoma!"

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    Harps and Angels

    "Harps and Angels," conceived by Jack Viertel and directed by Jerry Zaks, is the latest attempt to find a simpatico fit between Randy Newman's witty philosophical musings and the creative vernacular of stage musicals.

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    Girls Talk

    Writer-director Roger Kumble—a prolific filmmaker ("The Sweetest Thing") and occasional playwright ("Turnaround")—turns to the realm of sitcoms in his latest work.

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    Love & Sex in the Earth's Spin Cycle

    One of the keys to successful dating, explains writer-performer Lambeth Sterling, is to look for "the less fucked."

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    1776

    Opening less than a week past Independence Day, this powerful revisit to Sherman Edwards' stirring historical musical provides a perfect celebration of the patriotic holiday.