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    ‘Collision’ Runs Into Its Own Brick Wall

    Lyle Kessler’s new play “Collision,” from the Amoralists at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, starts strongly as a black comedy about American rage but devolves into dank melodrama.

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    A thoughtful Fringe Festival play by Oren Stevens, “Phantomwise” is exquisitely performed and concerns Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine.

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    'Jackie' Smashes an Icon

    “Jackie,” Nobel Prize–winning playwright Elfriede Jelinek’s 2005 exegetic takedown of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, from Women’s Project Theater, is lively and dynamic if unsurprising.

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    Martin Moran’s ‘All the Rage’ Is a Lesson on Life

    Martin Moran’s new one-man show “All the Rage,” from Rising Phoenix Repertory and the Barrow Group, discusses the musical theater performer’s search for a deeper meaning to his life.

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    Missionary in Manhattan

    The Mormon-themed “Missionary in Manhattan,” created by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn and part of the Dream Up Festival, is just an extended comedy sketch with songs.

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    'Detroit' Gets Under Your Skin

    Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit,” at Playwrights Horizons, gets under your skin and stays there, addressing the America of the Great Recession with an exhilaratingly original perspective.

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    Free Seminar: ‘Casting Off-Broadway: A How-To Guide’ Sept. 9 in NYC

    The Off Broadway Alliance presents a free panel discussion about casting Sept. 9 at the Snapple Theater Center in New York, featuring CD Cindi Rush, casting associate Kaitlin Shaw, producer Rich Affannato, and director Thomas Caruso.

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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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    A Dry Production Hampers 'The Rainmaker'

    N. Richard Nash’s fanciful “The Rainmaker,” from Henry Jaglom, Rainbow Theater Company, and Edgemar Center for the Arts, is undercut by director Jack Heller’s prosaic production.

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    NY Review: 'Canon in D Minor'

    Jessica Liadsky's "Canon in D Minor," a Fringe entry, overflows with emotion, with three actors playing one grieving heroine, but is nevertheless affecting.