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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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    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.

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    DIVA

    at the Pasadena Playhouse

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    THEIR OWN

    at the Empire Theater