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    Away With Words

    Reviewed by Phyllis Goldman

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    COMFORTABLY NUMB and THE GEMINI PROJECT

    If there is a theme that unites Jenelle Riley's two one-act plays, it's that women are strong and manipulative, and men are vulnerable and weak. The opener is The Gemini Project. It is the strongest and shortest of the two plays and has a smashing performance by Bari ...

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    Music from a Sparkling Planet

    Presented by the Drama Department at the Greenwich House Theatre, 27 Barrow St., NYC, June 20-Aug. 12.

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    CRAZY FOR YOU

    These are perilous times. Is this bouncy, euphoric, escapist musical appropriate for such a time? In his customary opening-night pre-curtain spree, South Bay Cities Civic Light Opera impresario/CEO James Blackman announced a decision, taken shortly after the day that lives in infamy, that it is appropriate, and that, of ...

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    BLEAK HOUSE

    Gene Franklin Smith has taken on the rather ambitious task of adapting yet another Charles Dickens tome for the stage and, in large part, he succeeds. This particular bit of Victorian soap opera involves not only the usual kindly benefactor and pathetic individual but also an entire handful of orphans ...

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    BACK FROM BROADWAY... A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

    The title conjures up images of a certain Streisand CD, but this beguiling new cabaret revue is actually a smooth-as-silk excuse to showcase two rising stars in the musical theatre firmament. In the face of such prodigious talents, excuses are unnecessary. On the night reviewed, simplicity ruled from the moment ...

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    King Lear

    Reviewed by Leonard Jacobs

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    TRAIN OF THOUGHT

    In desperate pursuit of some nebulous self, Claudie (playwright/actress Jane Edith Wilson)—broke in pocketbook if not in spirit—stops her world to board a train to take her away from her unsatisfying past and maybe toward a more defining future. Before disappearing into her psychological hinterlands, she catches ...

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    THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH

    With its baroque structuring, its large stable of characters, and its fluid treatment of time, this is one difficult play to direct. Scenes intersect, lines repeat, interrupt, and the audience's focus needs to dance carefully from moment to moment. Director Bo Crowell is to be lauded for attempting to ...

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    The Missing Face

    Presented by the National Black Touring Circuit at the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., NYC, April 25-May 27.