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True West

The best commissions from Vital Theatre Company’s New Works Festival, which called for plays set on the Upper West Side (November 30–December 17; $18, $10 students; call 212-352-3101 for tickets and details).

  1. 1. The Bloomingdale Road

    In Mark Loewenstern’s historical drama, set in nineteenth-century New York, a father decides which child will receive his land—the intersection that becomes Broadway and 76th Street.

  2. 2. Double Fantasy

    David Ben-Arie’s play about a man and woman who meet at Strawberry Fields and get into a debate about John Lennon’s legacy.

  3. 3. Breaking Routine

    Two elderly friends’ weekly breakfast at Barney Greengrass is surprisingly disrupted in Robin Rothstein’s new work.


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