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    ROMEO AND JULIET: ANTEBELLUM NEW ORLEANS, 1836

    It's like test-driving a new car. Now that the salesman has put me in the top-of-the-line model and shown me bells and whistles I never imagined, I realize how superfluous most of them are and start thinking about the economy model. Thus it is with this inaugural production at ...

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    MOMMIE QUEEREST

    Christina Crawford's guilty pleasure of a memoir, Mommie Dearest, made possible the reduction of Joan Crawford's lengthy career of earnest shopgirls and steely women to the cartoonish grotesquerie of Faye Dunaway in the film version, slathered in cold cream, screaming "No! More! Wire! Hangers!" If you thought it ...

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    YOU'LL REMEMBER THIS ANOTHER WAY

    Curiously not all offerings in this late-night 10-play anthology adhere to the self-imposed artistic constraint of five-minute lengths apiece; the total running time is 75 minutes. The evening's best piece, Save, by Adam Szymkowicz, provides an intriguing view of personal identity and privacy clashing with misguided parental concern. A ...

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    THE WINTER'S TALE

    Director Ellen Geer offers a straightforward rendering of this Shakespearean tragicomedy. It's the story of Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his arc of forgiveness; he has condemned his wife for her alleged unfaithfulness and has caused the banishment of his infant daughter, Perdita, across the sea to Bohemia. The ...

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    After the Ball

    Presented by and at the Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22 St., NYC, Dec. 16-Jan. 30.

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    WORKING

    Crammed though it is with manic energy and activity, a current of desperation and bitterness runs through this production. Few of the laborers portrayed seem truly happy in their labors. The stonemason smiles placidly upon his work. The corporate executive chuckles greedily over his latest lucrative shenanigan. But the rest ...

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    Family Fare

    On August 17, 1973, in a small theatre just off Melrose, actor James Gammon and several warrior-artists pledged their talent to a new enterprise, the Met Theatre Foundation. The theatre opened with William Inge's Bus Stop, directed by Gammon and produced by Nancy Gammon.

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    Stage Spot

    Actor Ryan Culver attributes much of his career success to his positive outlook. But, from where we sit, his fastidious craftsmanship isn't exactly chopped liver. He's currently attacking a role fraught with dramaturgic land mines, and he astutely sidesteps each one.

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    Our Town

    Presented by Transport Group at The Connelly Theatre, 220 E. Fourth St., NYC, Feb. 16-March 3.

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    GYPSY

    Presented by Robert Fox, Ron Kastner, Roger Marino, Michael Watt, Harvey Weinstein, WWLC, casting by Jim Carnahan, at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44 St., NYC. Opened May 1 for an open run.