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    'Rise' Is a Roller Coaster of Emotional Impact

    “Rise,” a best new play winner in the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival now at Elephant Stages courtesy of Zenith Ensemble, is an impressive debut for fledgling playwright Cal Barnes.

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    Normalcy

    Bennett Windheim’s “Normalcy,” from Theatre East, is a thoughtful, generally well-acted look at the subject of transracial adoption written in the mold of an Ibsen problem play.

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    Disappointing 'Rank' Lacks Tension

    Billed as a “darkly comic thriller,” Robert Massey’s “Rank,” a tale of Dublin taxi drivers and racketeers, at Odyssey Theatre, is neither noir nor funny, despite good acting.

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    Winners for Ted Kennedy Prize Announced

    Columbia University and Jean Kennedy Smith announced playwrights Dan O’Brien and Robert Schenkkan as the inaugural winners of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

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    Pieces

    Chris Phillips’ “Pieces,” a Fringe drama about the murder of a gay L.A. producer, has muscular dialogue and interesting characters but also believability issues.

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    'The Christmas Present' Is a Smart and Rewarding Comedy

    Guy Picot’s “The Christmas Present,” at Sacred Fools Theater Company, is a smart and satisfying treat, a bittersweet seasonal comedy that’s full of unexpected surprises.

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    Naked Angels Finds New Home at New School

    The downtown theater company is partnering with the New School for Drama and will be housed in the schools’ facilities on Bank Street.

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    'Good With People' Makes a Virtue of Brevity

    David Harrower’s “Good With People,” from Scotland’s Traverse Theatre Company, packs rich acting, taut direction, and even a bit of history into 55 minutes of riveting theater.

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    'The Long Way Home' Is Heartfelt and Dynamic

    “The Long Way Home,” John DiFusco’s personal reminiscence of the creation of the Vietnam memory play “Tracers,” from Rogue Machine, proves that art can provide a perfect way to heal.

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    The New Musical 'The Island of No Tomorrows' Fails to Cohere

    “The Island of No Tomorrows,” a new musical from Interart Theatre and MultiStages, begins with an intriguing premise but soon becomes disjointed, confusing, and exhausting.