Critics' Choice: Nov. 14, 1988

THEATER

ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION. In John Patrick Shanley's Little Italy, all the women are worldly-wise, and all the men are moonstruck. John Turturro leads the cast of this chocolate-heart comedy at the Manhattan Theater Club.

DINNER AT EIGHT. It's raining stocks and bonds outside, but portents of Depression don't penetrate the penthouses in Kaufman and Ferber's glittering 1932 melodrama at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater.

THE COCKTAIL HOUR. Nancy Marchand is at her tragicomic best off-Broadway as a Wasp matriarch in an elegant comedy by A.R. Gurney, author of The Dining Room.

ART

DREAMINGS: THE ART OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA, Asia Society,...

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