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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    It's not that this film is dreadful; it's just dull. Pippa (Robin Wright) has been happily married for several decades to a man (Alan Arkin) 30 years her senior.

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    Harm's Way

    It's a grim, eloquent, tautly written play, skillfully directed by Steve Zuckerman on a bleak, all-gray set. Stehlin richly captures the grief and gravitas of a career officer who must face the fact that his personal hell has become enmeshed with the hell of war.

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    ASSASSINS

    at the El Centro Theatre

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    BURN THIS

    Presented by Signature Theatre Company at the Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17 St., NYC, Sept. 19-Nov. 3.

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    SPANKED

    Never has the line between performance and therapy been so thoroughly eradicated as in this exploration of spanking as a function both disciplinary and erotic. Aaron Hartzler and Ian MacKinnon, who seem to be a lovely young couple, have decided that there is nothing, but nothing, too intimate when it ...

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    COLORS

    The five-minute play giveth and the five-minute play taketh away. It prompts energetic and compact writing, but, at the same time, it can promote awkward concepts and resolutions. The 16 short plays on display all concern the theme of colors—some primarily, some secondarily. The young cast tends to be ...

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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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    After the Ball

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