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    NINE

    Presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, casting by Jim Carnahan and Jeremy Rich, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49 St., NYC, April 10-Aug. 10.

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    THE HOME

    Writer Julie Shimer has bracketed a perfectly pedestrian story set in a home for unwed mothers with a curious contrivance, but we'll get to that later. The home's primary fallen angel is Regina (Rachel Seiferth), whose indiscretion with a particularly fetching local lug named Junior (Zack Graham) results ...

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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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    A SERIES OF COMEDIC LECTURES BY JOHN LEHR

    Funny things about one-person shows. You can get by if you're a good writer and so-so performer. You can impress if you're a fine performer and moderately talented writer. If you can do neither, you are best advised to stay the hell away from the stage. But if ...

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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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    TORN

    This oddly bleak moral drama, whose book is credited to playwrights Ramen Cromwell and Blake Goddard, can't be faulted for lack of ambition. Director David Lee's production ingeniously strives to create a heightened sense of reality through what is, essentially, an ingenious and imaginative new form of theatre ...

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    JIMMY CHRIST

    It sounds like a neat outrageous idea: a play about Jesus Christ's "less cool younger brother." The reality is a mistake even one of the older brother's miracles couldn't correct. In a television-oriented mush of bad old jokes played like outtakes from Leave It to Beaver, playwright ...

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    KILLING JAR JAR

    Presented by the Common Basis Theatre and Untimely Ripped Entertainment at the Common Basis Theatre, 750 Eighth Ave., #500, NYC, April 11-28.