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    IMAGINING BRAD

    This is a short, challenging piece, to say the least. It's an eccentric, two-woman show written with wit and loads of cynicism by Peter Hedges, the man who penned the fantastic What's Eating Gilbert Grape? If you buy into the premise—that one of the women is married ...

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    WHO'S HOT, WHO'S NOT

    Largely subtle and slyly understated, the humor in this Sherwood Kiraly play holds an effortless charm. With its gentle quips and satire kept at a constant simmer, you could say this work exhibits a quiet sort of comedy. Of course, Harry Poe—the play's egotistically dictatorial antagonist, who runs ...

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    Mephisto

    Presented by the Theater of Necessity and Reverie Productions at Present Company, 198 Stanton St., NYC, June 9-July 1.

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    OONA: SPONTANEOUS THEATRE

    Were the press kit made available to everyone, you, too, could behold the image of the actress who has chosen in her headshot to flip off the viewer. While one can certainly appreciate the we-don't-follow-the-rules-we-make-them attitude, the sad truth is that when you're indulging in a self-styled "completely ...

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    MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

    Presented by the Classical Theatre of Harlem at Harlem School of the Arts, 141st St. and St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC, Oct. 4-Nov. 3.

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    LIFE WITHOUT MOTHER

    Seven-year-old Jacob Lee and his younger sister Julia are taken away from their sodden, sleeping-around mother. Inexplicably, Julia is left in the care of older brother Marcus, while Jacob is adopted by the wealthy Huntingtons of Boston. The two don't meet again until 11 years later as they're ...

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    MARLEY'S GHOST

    In the tradition of Tamara performed at an American Legion hall and Romeo & Juliet driving classic convertibles through a studio backlot, Circle X Theatre Company redefines its cutting-edge reputation with this unique environmental presentation. Displaying the same innovative vitality that has put the troupe on the L.A. theatrical map ...

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    The Secret Order

    Presented by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Ensemble Studio Theatre at E.S.T., 549 W. 52 St., NYC, April 4-28.

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    "Anything you can do, I can do better," croon the sparring sharpshooters, Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, in Irving Berlin's sprightly musical romance, set in America's Wild West. As if to adhere to that thought, Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities stage

    Presented by Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7p.m. May 5-19. (310) 372-4477.

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    KILLING RUSSELL CROWE

    Russell Crowe is reported by MSNBC to be "furious" with playwright Jeremy Kehoe for his "imputation that I do not pay my way." Whether he is furious or even interested in Kehoe's play is a moot question, but any publicity is good these days, so buzz about this satire ...