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    Rose's Dilemma

    Neil Simon has created a sadly flat excursion into the lives and afterlives of fairly unexceptional people in this 2003 play.

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    The Julio Brothers

    In Gino Aquino and Lance Petersen's one-act play, theJulio Brothersare a trio of Rochester, N.Y., siblings who flunk out of a thriving career as drug dealers and decide to give the legit world a try.

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    Mercury Fur

    The U.S. premiere of British playwright Philip Ridley's 2005 shocker unfolds like a muted nightmare set in a vaguely defined near-future time when lawlessness is the order of the day. Two

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    The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

    The premise is ingenious, but the indulgent script cries out for stronger focus. Nonetheless, this superbly acted rendition offers considerable rewards, capitalizing on Guirgis' slyly irreverent humor and incisive exploration of heady themes.

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    Texmas

    I knew that wrapped in this package were some of the better comic actors in town, so it was a treasure I approached with keen anticipation.

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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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    The Seagull

    If we'd never tried to move culture along, we'd still be living in caves. All trying is worth the effort. But not all trying leads to the optimal results.

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    Putting It Together

    As a black-tie party in a Manhattan skyscraper progresses and everyone drinks a little too much, intimate secrets emerge as the characters confront their lives and ambitions.

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    My Fair Lady

    In 1956, librettist-lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe unveiled one of the most literate and tuneful musicals in Broadway history.

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    That Perfect Moment

    This bittersweet comedy centers on four San Fernando Valley guys who, back in the 1960s, were members of a rock group called the Weeds.