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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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    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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    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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    A HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS

    Whether pedestrian or bizarre, art is, despite the protest of those creating it, still a product. And if said product doesn't attract willing consumers, it becomes increasingly difficult for an artistic company to survive long enough to fulfill its mission. Such may be the case with Crazy Eddie's ...

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    SOME EXPLICIT POLAROIDS

    It's no surprise that Rude Guerrilla Theater Company has once again tapped into Mark Ravenhill's dark, edgy repertoire. Having already found success with the British playwright's raw, sexually charged work, this intrepid company knows that beneath the shocking surface of his satire are universal themes that will ...

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    THE MAIDS

    Deciding to launch a theatrical production company with a play by Jean Genet must presage some kind of artistic death wish, second only to casting oneself as Hamlet. Luckily the brave souls who present this mounting of a remarkably difficult classic are well up to the task. Led by director ...

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    Scout's Honor

    Claudia Jaffee, director of West Coast Ensemble's To Kill a Mockingbird, is out on the sidewalk in front of the theatre one recent hot Sunday afternoon, taking a break from auditioning actors. Standing under the theatre's awning, she is deep in conversation with her producer about how best ...

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    SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE SAID

    There's more to this production than what's on the tiny stage. On opening weekend the audience contributed heartily, its comfortable mix of generations gathered to watch and learn from four Greek legends modernized by the youthful members of this enthusiastic ensemble. The cinematically written sketches, performed by the ...

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    OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

    Grandparents are often our greatest source of frustration and our greatest source of unconditional love. It's a wonderful paradox that Joe DiPietro illustrates with touching sentimentality and bittersweet humor in this story about family ties. Nick Cristano, an ambitious New Jersey native, shares a strong albeit sometimes tense bond ...