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    Living in the Wind

    Reviewed by Jeanette Toomer

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    STRANGE BELIEFS

    The latest work of theatre makers Tina Kronis and Richard Alger pulls together a text collage inspired by the life and works of August Strindberg for its "non-linear, non-narrative physical comedy of the absurd." Because movement is the primary language of the piece, an encyclopedic knowledge of the Swedish playwright ...

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    40 Days

    at the Lillian Theatre

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    Comfort Women

    Presented by and at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30 St., NYC, Oct. 28-Nov. 28.

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    Sarah, Sarah

    Daniel Goldfarb has a fine first draft in his new play "Sarah, Sarah" at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage II. The theme is strong, but the characters and plotline are underdeveloped. Many secrets are brought out in this multigenerational comedy-drama of class and family conflict, but many more are kept ...

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    UNCLE VANYA

    Watching Chekhov performed with great sensitivity—as is the case here—is like listening to chamber music that reaches beyond the technical layers of performance into its emotional essence. Translation puts an additional layer between us and the play's emotional music, but good actors—actors as expressive as Amanda ...

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    The Persians

    Presented by the National Actors Theatre, casting by Jack Doulin, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce St. (between Gold St. and Park Row), NYC, June 10-29.

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    Bye, Bye Big Guy

    Musical comedy construction can't get more ramshackle thanBye, Bye Big Guy, which uses a memorial service for Rumpelstiltskin as a jumping-off point to spoof all things showbiz.

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    In its L.A. debut, this quirky 2005 Broadway musical—A Chorus Line in the world of academia—is a splendidly entertaining romp. Warmth and shrewd social commentary are bonus ingredients amid the prevailing madcap fun. This offbeat tuner, graced with a Tony

    Presented by Broadway/L.A, David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, and Second Stage Theatre at the Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Sat. 1 & 8 p ...

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    Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles

    Just as the playwright never provides a firm context for this 90-minute reminiscence, he omits details and allows his subject to shift from subject to subject at will.