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    Everything That Is the Case for Two Young Women on the Eve of the Great War Among Other Elegant Lies

    Frank Boudreaux’s cleverly titled “Everything That Is the Case for Two Young Women on the Eve of the Great War Among Other Elegant Lies,” at Incubator Arts, is fun but too dense.

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    How CD Sarah Finn Went from Acting in Theater to Casting Marvel's Movies

    The casting director cut her teeth at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre, with actor Mark Ruffalo, before becoming one of the top CDs in Hollywood.

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    The Train Driver

    Directed too deliberately by its author, Athol Fugard’s 2009 play “The Train Driver,” getting its NYC premiere at Signature Theatre, is barely dramatic and too obviously symbolic.

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    Strange Tales of Liaozhai

    Employing Chinese brocades as puppets and featuring films of disappearing ink paintings, “Strange Tales of Liaozhai,” at Here, is visually exquisite but theatrically somnolent.

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    The Year of Magical Thinking

    In its L.A. premiere, Joan Didion’s 2007 one-woman memoir-turned-play, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” offers Judy Jean Berns in a strong performance that still has room to grow.

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    Us

    Actor-author Michelle Clunie’s didactic new play “Us,” now Off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre, uses a romantic breakup as an allegory for liberals’ affair with President Obama.

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    The Why Overhead

    Adam Szymkowicz’s busy new comedy “The Why Overhead,” from Zootopia Theatre Co., employs a dozen fine actors to portray the lives, loves, and terrors at a customer call center.

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    Silent

    “Silent,” actor-author Pat Kinevane’s rich, detailed solo show about a homeless man’s guilt over his brother’s suicide, at Irish Arts Center, dazzles but lacks emotional resonance.

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    The Full Monty

    Third Street Theatre’s intimate production of David Yazbek and Terrence McNally’s 2000 Broadway musical “The Full Monty” is charmingly determined though slightly off-kilter.

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    Blake Ellis on James Carpenter in 'The Dresser'

    Blake Ellis recalls working alongside James Carpenter in the San Jose Repertory Theatre's production of "The Dresser."