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    ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

    When they premiered in the '60s, all three of Joe Orton's plays were considered shocking. They were blacker-than-black comedies that exposed Britain's repression and hypocrisy, and mercilessly toyed with its sexual mores. While the decades have mellowed Orton's impact and all but obliterated his shock value, his ...

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    Shock and Awe A-Go-Go!

    Presented by Toxic Pop at The Cutting Room, 19 W. 24 St., NYC, July 11-Aug. 29.

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    RAGGED TIME

    It's not like there aren't kernels of cleverness within playwright Oliver Mayer's mostly insubstantial and surreal historical drama. But they're never nursed into anything consequential, so the play merely sputters into a scattershot and half-cracked pastiche of borderline incomprehensible metaphors and lame conceits. Mayer, best known ...

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    RUMORS

    By definition, farce signifies broad, heavy-handed humor. It's comedy with a capital C. It's also known as one of the more difficult styles of comedy to execute effectively. Too much heavy-handedness—or, conversely, an overly breezy approach—can capsize even the best-constructed farce. Unfortunately it's an overabundance ...

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    HAMLET

    A ragtag troupe clad as street fair entertainers beats a tattoo on drums and tabors while the gaudily unkempt leader delivers a newly minted prologue to Hamlet, reminiscent of those that preface Romeo and Juliet and Henry V. The leader is Robert Smyth, directing as well as appearing in his ...

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    Doug Varone and Dancers: Neither

    Reviewed by Lisa Jo Sagolla

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    I Will Bear Witness

    Presented by the Classic Stage Company at 136 E. 13 St., NYC, Feb. 26-Apr. 1.

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    Golf: The Musical

    Presented by Eric Krebs, casting by Stephanie Klapper, at the John Houseman Theater Center, 450 W. 42 St., NYC. Opened Nov. 19 for an open run.

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    Noir

    Presented by Danspace Project's Out of Space/SITE Series and Sens as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage, 105 Essex St., NYC, May 5-29.

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    42nd Street WorkShop Third Annual One-Act Festival—Evening C

    Presented by and at the 42nd Street WorkShop, 432 W. 42 St., 5th fl., NYC, Sept. 6-15.