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    Dr. Faustus

    Despite a compelling, knowing, and committed performance by Daniel Wolfe in the title role, Christopher Marlowe's play is largely ill-served by director Richard Mazda's frequently overwrought and grab-bag production.

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    Say Your Prayers, Mug!

    Gangster flicks of the 1930s have been parodied so frequently that the spoofs are now more familiar than the originals.

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    THE GREEN BIRD

    Kabuki and commedia dell'arté. Vulgar burlesque and delicate beauty. Shakespeare and the Bible. Motown and The Wizard of Oz. Dot-coms and ATM cards. They're all sampled, and they all but trample Carlo Gozzi's 1765 fairy tale about twins on a journey to discover and claim their royal ...

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    The Dispute

    As Pierre Marivaux'sThe Disputebegins, a prince (Alfredo Narciso) and the woman he loves (Jennifer Ikeda) ponder whether a man or a woman was responsible for the world's first infidelity.

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    Fanboys

    The film takes place in 1998, zeroing in on a very specific moment in pop culture:Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menacehas yet to be released.

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    In the Heart of America

    How many ways are there to say "war is hell"? Naomi Wallace, by taking on the last few conflagrations, comes up with a plethora of suggestions.

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    HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES

    During the scene change halfway through the first act, I slid down in my seat and murmured to my date (a fresh reserve date, mind you, not the hardened duty date), "What is everybody laughing at?" She cast a weary sidelong glance and muttered, "I have no idea," just before ...

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    ADIEU, JACQUES

    It's so rare that, 20 minutes into a show, I glance around the small dark theatre and think to myself, "Cigarette smoke, that's what this place needs." But there's no getting around it. Between Noel Harrison's pedigree (it's unfair, I suppose, but I couldn't ...

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    My Fair Lady

    O'Hare gives a performance appropriate to a stage the size of the Ahmanson's and to a 30-seat house, detailed and subtle yet visible to all.