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    Careless Love

    To call Len Jenkin's comedy surreal is not only to understate the point but also to, in a way, excuse flights of fancy on the part of the playwright as part of a grander scheme rather than chalk it up to something as prosaic as carelessness, laziness, inattention to ...

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    Aida

    "The Mikado," presented by Lyric Opera San Diego at the Stephen and Mary Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., San Diego. Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Oct. 14-30. $26-40. (619) 239-8836.

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    A HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS

    Whether pedestrian or bizarre, art is, despite the protest of those creating it, still a product. And if said product doesn't attract willing consumers, it becomes increasingly difficult for an artistic company to survive long enough to fulfill its mission. Such may be the case with Crazy Eddie's ...

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    SOME EXPLICIT POLAROIDS

    It's no surprise that Rude Guerrilla Theater Company has once again tapped into Mark Ravenhill's dark, edgy repertoire. Having already found success with the British playwright's raw, sexually charged work, this intrepid company knows that beneath the shocking surface of his satire are universal themes that will ...

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    THE MAIDS

    Deciding to launch a theatrical production company with a play by Jean Genet must presage some kind of artistic death wish, second only to casting oneself as Hamlet. Luckily the brave souls who present this mounting of a remarkably difficult classic are well up to the task. Led by director ...

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    Scout's Honor

    Claudia Jaffee, director of West Coast Ensemble's To Kill a Mockingbird, is out on the sidewalk in front of the theatre one recent hot Sunday afternoon, taking a break from auditioning actors. Standing under the theatre's awning, she is deep in conversation with her producer about how best ...

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    The God Botherers

    at Pasadena Playhouse Balcony Theatre

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    EQUUS

    at the David Henry Hwang

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    WAITING FOR LEFTY

    "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss," is more than just a line from a Who song. One only has to compare the labor themes proffered in Clifford Odets' stirring 1935 script with the battles being waged by unions today to see that little has changed over the ...

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    Open Window

    "Open Window," presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with and at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 & 9 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. (Also Wed. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2; 2 p.m. Nov. 9.) Oct. 21-Nov. 20. $37-53. (626) 356-7529.