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    The Beátitudes

    Melanie Cortier's bland balletic choreography of "The Beátitudes," a 35-minute dance play about the Beat movement, bears no resemblance whatsoever to Beat sensibilities.

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    Open Heart

    For the most part, Joe Salvatore's "verbatim interview play" about open relationships among gay men is engrossing and illuminating.

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    The Boxer

    Unless you need further proof that silence usually isn't golden in live theater, better to rerun a favorite silent movie whose artistry transcends its mechanics.

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    Greendale, G.P.

    This day-in-the-life drama about doctors in small-town Ohio isn't compelling enough but does offer some good performances and observant writing.

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    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

    Mike Daisey's accidental eulogy for the late Apple CEO fuses personal narrative and journalistic storytelling to create a captivating and relevant evening of theater.

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    Moonlight

    The genius of Harold Pinter is his ability to take commonplace situations and ordinary people, then warp their world with a hyper-realistic, often illogical theatricality.

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    Still Life

    Though much ofStill Lifetraffics in post-Vietnam America -- ambivalence about returning vets, budding feminism, My Lai -- much could be ripped from Friday's headlines.

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    Little Willy

    "I just want to belong," poor little Willy Hitler tells what seems to be a Senate committee, begging for U.S. citizenship and the chance to enlist in the Navy.

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    Poppies

    Expertly staged by Sherri Eden Barber in a style of gritty realism, the work focuses on several young people caught up in a hell of war, illegal arms dealing, drugs, genocide, propaganda, and racism.

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    Griot: He Who Speaks The Sweet Word

    More than mere storytelling,Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Wordbrilliantly enlightens and uplifts as it dramatizes the history of Africans in America through the beat, the word, and lots of creativity. Subtitled "a choreopoem," it skillfully weaves music, movement, and text, beginning with "the beat as the transportation system ...