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Calendar, Night&Day Goodman = Good Man

Goodman = Good Man

As bluntly humanist and free-ranging as its subject, Paul Goodman Changed My Life -- a brisk take on the life of the poet, sociologist, educator, psychologist, and general pain-in-the-ass gadfly is as much endangered-species doc as biography. The most influential…
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Culture, Encore

Our critics weigh in on local theater

Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage. In order for theater to deliver on its rarely achieved promise of a transcendent live experience that no television show or movie can rival, all the disparate elements of a production must…
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Family Alchemy: Malamud & Paley Stories on Stage

In order for theater to deliver on its rarely achieved promise of a transcendent live experience that no television show or movie can rival, all the disparate elements of a production must magically fuse together. This doesn't happen often, but…
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Culture, Stage New York Stories

New York Stories

You might think, by glancing at their schedules, that two of the city's most consistent theater troupes have taken the autumn off. Word for Word and Traveling Jewish Theatre are both doing stuff they've done before. Word is reprising its…
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Now Showing!

Speed-the-Plow This being the second production of this play in two months (Into-the-Fire mounted the show in February), one might think David Mamet's script is of some import. It's not. The show is a mechanical construction. All a director can…
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Stage

Good Word The Loudest Voice and A Child's Christmas in Wales, performed by Word for Word. Voice by Grace Paley. Directed by Adrian Elfenbaum. Starring Sheila Balter and Jim Friedman. Christmas by Dylan Thomas. Directed by Mary Coleman. Starring Charles…
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Night + Day

Wednesday January 21 Legs to Stand On The black lacquer stand inlaid with mother-of-pearl, on exhibit in "Essence of Style: Chinese Furniture of the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties," is one of many 16th- to 18th-century pieces deviating from…
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