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    Improbable Frequency

    Improbable Frequencyis absolute entertainment. Although it's nominally about code-cracking in neutral Ireland in 1941, it's a silly theatrical romp.

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    Dr. Faustus

    Despite a compelling, knowing, and committed performance by Daniel Wolfe in the title role, Christopher Marlowe's play is largely ill-served by director Richard Mazda's frequently overwrought and grab-bag production.

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    Manic Flight Reaction

    Can a play be emotionally powerful, darkly cynical, and ridiculously absurd? Sarah Schulman thinks so.

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    Lifeboat

    It's only at the end of this play that we get a vivid sense of time and place that the show lacks.

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    The Fartiste

    The Fartisteis a gas, and that isn't just hot air.

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    The second part of the phrase "musical comedy" has reasserted itself on Broadway. Serious tuners are taking a back seat to self-referencing gigglefests.

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    The Orestia

    In David Johnston's freewheeling adaptation, the playwright has condensed the famed Greek tragedy of supreme familial dysfunction into a mere two hours.

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    Margaret Preece: Isn't It Romantic?

    Margaret Preece took a night off from her assignment as the Mother Abbess in the current London production ofThe Sound of Musicto sing Richard Rodgers songs.

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    The Milliner

    The post-Holocaust literature keeps rolling along, the theme an endless source of inspiration and repetition.