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Which Straight (as in Non-Musical) Play would you reccomend for me?

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Besides August:Osage County, because I definitely will see that at some point, but I'd like other suggestions. In general I am more of a musical fan but I certainly do not out rule plays, and would like to see a few more.

Plays that I have seen relatively recently and really enjoyed:
The Importance of Being Earnest
Frost/Nixon
Les Liasons Dangereuses (in Syracuse)
Journeys End (which was BEYOND amazing)

Favorite plays that I have read:
Death of A Salesman
Angels in America
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Long Day's Journey Into Night

Also I know its not a reason not to see a show, but I have trouble with LONG plays unless they are INCREDIBLE, not just good. I can't help it but I just get really fidgety and lose focus.

Anyway thanks Which Straight (as in Non-Musical) Play would you reccomend for me?

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Neil LaBute's "Reasons to be Pretty" playing at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Saw it Saturday....fabulous!!!!!
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BETRAYED at the Culture Project won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play last week, and it is absolutely chilling. Definitely a must-see.
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I saw that too...I agree, great show.
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I was very impressed with FROM UP HERE at the MTC NY City Center. Really wonderful cast, and the story was just so fresh..sad but also kinda comforting. I also liked the sets.

I didn't get TOP GIRLS, and after the reviews, I figured that I couldn't grasp its intellectual depth. Fine acting though. I preferred Elizabeth Marvel and Marisa Tomei to Martha Plimpton though, but overall, everyone did a good job. You can try that out.

BOEING was a really fun and light time at the theatre.
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I can always use recommendations for plays. I'll have to check out REASONS TO BE PRETTY and BETRAYED. I had seen copies of BETRAYED at Barnes & Noble, but I didn't know it was playing.

Have any of you guys seen GOOD BOYS AND TRUE? I've been wondering how that is.
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The Thirty Nine Steps, (it's pretty fantastic). Macbeth.

Good Boys and True is kind of weak, I saw it at the Steppenwolf in chicago last december and the script was lacking considerably, quite predictable.

Also look into the theater offerings during the Lincoln Center Festival, I believe that they're doing a production of the Bacchae by Euripides with Alan Cumming, which will be shocking if anything.
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Thank you guys, I will definitely check those out!
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Another vote for "Boeing-Boeing" !!
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THE 39 STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Another vote for "From Up Here", I saw it a few days ago and really loved it. Julie White is amazing, as is the rest of the cast.
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From up Here and 39 Steps are fantastic. Boeing-Boeing is, in my opinion, boring and predictable. Also Thurgood was very well done if you like one-man shows.
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Since tickets are so easy to get and discounts are all over, go see BOEING-BOEING. I wasn't crazy about the show but Mary McCormack and the other women make it worth seeing.

And go see AUGUST again! :)

MACBETH is supposed to be brilliant (I'm hoping to go this weekend) and will take home a few Tonys, so you may want to consider that as well.
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I saw GOOD BOYS AND TRUE at Second Stage and thought it was excellent.

Fine acting all around, very strong script, tight direction.

I highly recommend that one as well.
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Top Girls!
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