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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.

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    Candida

    Michael Halberstam has given George Bernard Shaw's early comedy a very polished revival that is elegant and amusing.

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    LOOT

    at A Noise Within

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    RAGGED TIME

    It's not like there aren't kernels of cleverness within playwright Oliver Mayer's mostly insubstantial and surreal historical drama. But they're never nursed into anything consequential, so the play merely sputters into a scattershot and half-cracked pastiche of borderline incomprehensible metaphors and lame conceits. Mayer, best known ...

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    RUMORS

    By definition, farce signifies broad, heavy-handed humor. It's comedy with a capital C. It's also known as one of the more difficult styles of comedy to execute effectively. Too much heavy-handedness—or, conversely, an overly breezy approach—can capsize even the best-constructed farce. Unfortunately it's an overabundance ...

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    LATE NITE CATECHISM 2— THE SEQUEL

    Second time around and still going strong, actor, writer, and set designer Maripat Donovan suits up in her nun's habit and goes forth to try to make everyone just a little bit better and bring them closer to heaven. Late Nite Catechism 2—The Sequel, under the direction of ...

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    Marathon 2005: Series B

    Presented by and at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W. 52nd St., NYC, May 31–June 19, in rotating repertory with Series A and C.

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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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    After the Ball

    Presented by and at the Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22 St., NYC, Dec. 16-Jan. 30.