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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Walnut): A trivial comedy for serious people

Walnut Street Theatre’s delectable production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST finds just the right tone and style.

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SHITHEADS (Azuka): Nice ride

Azuka’s terrific production of SHITHEADS, a new play by Douglas Williams, details the New York bicycle subculture.

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LIZZIE (11th Hour): Lizzie Borden took an axe

This is what “stifled rage” sounds like. Not so stifled, but certainly enraged.

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Broadway Philadelphia): Put on your dancing shoes, watch your spirits climb

If your dancing shoes aren’t quite up to the task, this show will do the trick.

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GUARDS AT THE TAJ (Theatre Exile): Beauty and brutality join hands

The debate central to Rajiv Joseph’s absorbing new play isn’t just talk: when you lose this one, you really lose.

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RADIANT VERMIN (Inis Nua): Devilishly good home redecoration

An entertaining cautionary tale about the wages of greed and consumerism

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Shakespeare Fringe Roundup: Misadventures among the classics

Toby Zinman gives bullet reviews of nine Shakespeare-ish shows in this year’s Fringe.

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SOUTH PACIFIC (Walnut): A pleasure among the palm trees

One of the great Broadway musicals, SOUTH PACIFIC is always a pleasure.

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MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS (Quince): The illogical politics of love

Political rom-com MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS launches the sixth annual LGBT theater festival, GayFest!