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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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    On the Levee

    Like the object of its title, Marcus Gardley's "play with music" attempts to contain an ocean of ideas, characters, and plots, but the foundation is too weak, and the audience winds up getting soaked.

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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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    4Play

    Whether employing bowling pins, pingpong balls, hatchets, flaming torches, or tiny fresh eggs, these guys can keep objects flying through the air between them with incredible speed and precision.

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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.

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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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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Given the cramped Theatre Row venue in which it's being performed, one can't but admire how resourcefully this 16-person ensemble dramatizes the events of the famous 1975 film.

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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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    Penetrator

    With his lanky frame, unusual haircut, and facial scruff, Max (Michael Mason) is immediately recognizable as a New York hipster.