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    The Turn of The Screw

    Presented by Janice Crystal, Larry Magid, Face Productions, and Broadway LA at the Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m. (Dark Jan. 30-Feb. 5.) Jan. 12-Feb. 18. (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878.

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    How I Ruined Everything

    Presented by and at Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. Jan. 13-Feb. 18. (818) 508-3003.

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    Shuffle, Shuffle, Step: Three Plays by Samuel Beckett

    It's a solid cast, tidily directed, performing three lesser-known one-acts by one of the 20th century's playwriting gods.

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    It Came From Beyond

    In its early moments, this campy tuner from writer Cornell Christianson and composer-lyricists S.M. Schwartz and Norman Thalheimer brings to mind 'Little Shop of Horrors', but that impression quickly fades.

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    Cash On Delivery

    Ray Cooney is widely considered the master of modern British farce. And while Cooney's son Michael is known more for screenwriting, this play is proof that father and son share a similar flair for farce.

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    Breath & Bone

    Artistic Director Monica Favand explores the fusion of modern Western dance with the rhythms and tone of African and Asian dance and music.

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    Regretro-Sexual

    It's a genial enough show, but creator-actor Dan Rothenberg is about two shades of charisma short of being able to sell the piece, so the more I dwell on it, the more annoyed I become.

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    American Idle: The Surprise And Fall

    The "surprise and fall" of this all-American nuclear family writhing under the cynical magnification of writer-director Ed Ryan's microscope is real enough;

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    Closer Than Ever

    Director Mike Mahaffey's vision for Richard Maltby and David Shire's chestnut from the early 1980s is far from flawless in its staging and production values, but most of the missteps can be excused given the caliber of his cast's performance. .

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    2 Pianos 4 Hands

    A theatrical production often grows beyond the bounds of the original and develops a life of its own.