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'Family Planning' at the Colony Theatre fails to dig deep
'Family Planning' at the Colony Theatre fails to dig deep

They whine, they can’t share, they’re pathologically needy … all the familiar complaints about child rearing surface in “Family Planning,” but not in the way you might expect. Michelle Kholos Brooks’ new comedy at the Colony Theatre turns today’s “repopulating the empty nest” trend on its head: Instead of economically pummeled children returning to live with their parents, it's the latter who elbow their way back into the home of their exasperated offspring. The New York suburban Jews in question may be secularized, but their neuroses remain undiluted, particularly in the way they poke at one another’s emotional sore spots...

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