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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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    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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    Loose Screws

    Andrea Wolff shows some stage presence and vocal prowess in this bawdy one-woman show, but whether it works for you may depend on your tolerance for penis jokes.

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    Here at Home

    This experimental piece is a full-blown digital barrage, using projections and sound to bring the horrors of war to the home front.

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    Knickerbocker

    A play consisting of nothing but two-person conversations in the same restaurant booth could be static, but this is a moving and funny rumination on fatherhood.