Reborn With Relevance

WORKS: THREE NEW AMERICAN PLAYS

AUTHORS: LARRY KRAMER, DAVID MAMET, WENDY WASSERSTEIN

WHERE: OFF-BROADWAY

THE BOTTOM LINE: One evokes compassion, another fury at injustice, and a third worldly laughter -- all cause for cheers.

EVEN WHEN THE GREAT WHITE Way glittered the brightest, it would have been an exceptional week that brought the openings of fiercely funny and trenchantly topical plays by three of the nation's leading dramatists. But if the theater seemed reborn with relevance last week -- thanks to Larry Kramer's poignant gay Bildungsroman, The Destiny of Me, David Mamet's lapel-grabbing vision of political correctness cum intellectual terrorism in...

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