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Monday, May 14, 2001

She Loves Me

From the late-19th century "Cyrano de Bergerac" to the recent film "You’ve Got Mail," falling in love by correspondence is a familiar and enduring theme in drama. This theme takes a tuneful twist in the Gallery Players’ latest presentation, "She Loves Me," a musical about two employees who fight on the job in a cosmetics shop but fall in love through letters written to "Dear Friend." Comment.

PIER SHOW 9

Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition presents Pier Show 9 on Saturday in conjunction with t Comment.

La Cage Aux Folles

For their final full-length play of the season, the Heights Players have pulled out all the stops. "La Cage Aux Folles" is the flashiest, glitzyist, most extravagant of Broadway extravaganzas, and recreating that atmosphere is no mean feat. Fortunately, the Heights Players have risen to the challenge. Comments (2).

New Kushner work

Fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will have a chance to preview his new play, "Homebody/Kabul," at Congregation Kolot Chayeinu in Park Slope on May 12. The event has been planned to honor the 10th anniversary of Kolot Chayeinu’s Rabbi Ellen Lippmann. Comment.

A SECRET GARDEN

The Brooklyn Papers / Greg Mango In Park Slope, behind understated red awnings, and beyond a Japanese gift boutique, lies a secret garden cafe designed by artist Toshio Sasaki. Sasaki’s most famous contribution to Brooklyn is "The First Symphony of the Sea" t Comment.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Most weddings are all about the bride - her dress, her hair, her flowers. Sometimes there’s a passing glance at the groom. But in Alan Ball’s play, "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," the wedding is all about the guests - or at least about the five women who take refuge in the sister of the bride’s upstairs bedroom while the festivities continue below. Comments (1).

Common green/common ground

Eighteen months ago, Jan Cohen-Cruz, associate professor of drama and faculty advisor to the Office of Community Connections at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, embarked on a collaborative project that would focus on city dwellers’ need for readily accessible contact with nature. Comment.

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