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    SIMCHA

    at the Reuben Cordova

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    IN A DARK ROOM

    Playwright/director William A. Davis' wrenching drama charts the legacy of child abuse left to a pair of siblings, now adults, who try to put their tortured pasts behind them—with a sad lack of success. Jessica (Laura A. Rice) and Alex (Heath Silvercloud) are sister and brother hobbling along ...

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    ENTER THE GUARDSMAN

    A husband begins to suspect that his wife—who also happens to be his professional partner—is cheating on him. As his suspicions grow, his good judgment crumbles and his sanity becomes suspect. The Secret Lives of Dentists? Well, yes, but it's also the plot of the 1997 musical ...

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    TRUST ME

    In playwright/director Richard Redlin's crisply executed but slight one-act, trust is the one thing missing: Omnipresent instead are spite, greed, and sublimated hate. The quick-witted and ultimately disturbing drama—a motel room noir piece that resembles Fool for Love until it switches over into something out of a ...

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    THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHWAN

    The buzz begins in the lobby, where Veronique Vial's photos of the cast rehearsing and making masks are captioned with an abundance of exclamation points, indicating just how thrilling the creative process is. The excitement continues once you're in the house as actors in black shuttle to and ...

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    Roar

    Presented by the New Group, casting by Judy Henderson, at the Harold Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 W. 42 St., NYC, April 7-May 8.

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    HAIRSPRAY

    Perhaps we can forgive woebegone film-to-stage transplants such as Saturday Night Fever and Footloose as long as a four-star hoot such as Hairspray occasionally emerges from the pack. Ebullient, sassy, smart, campy, sumptuous, nostalgic, touching, and tuneful, this Elvis-era rock 'n' roll tuner is a nonstop joy. It's a ...

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    FATHER OF THE BRIDE

    at the Maverick Theater

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    The third and final leg of Tom Dudzick's trilogy of plays about the Pazinskis—a Polish-Catholic family living in Buffalo, N.Y., during the 1950s, '60s, and, in this installment, the '70s—works fine as a standalone effort, yet is best enjoyed by those fami

    Presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Jun. 1-17. (562) 944-9801. www.lamiradatheatre.com.