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    She Always Told Me

    Actor-playwright Annie Mebane has written 12 vignettes for herself and three performers on the wide-ranging subject of "the societal role of women in American culture."

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    Arlington

    There are countless clarion calls to end war and warring these days, a message repeated endlessly in the hope that someone at the top of the power grid will listen to what the people have to say. Some of these statements are obvious and harshly stated, but Garry Michael White ...

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    No Man's Land

    Working-class Brits turned poets in Harold Pinter's 1950s plays give way to characters lost in a world of affluent privilege in this 1974 play.

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    Deskapades

    All nine of the desk-themed 10-minute plays in this production are, without exception, unworthy of being formally presented to the public.

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    Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings

    Boston Court thrives on taking big artistic risks, and this unconventional world-premiere musical is certainly bold. The highly imaginative piece melds a tragicomic fable reminiscent of classic Greek mythology with contemporary vibes.

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    Old Times

    Presented by Foggy Day Productions at the El Portal Forum Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Oct. 14-Nov. 20. (800) 880-2588.

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    Blue/Orange

    Whether sanity is in the eye or the mind of the beholder is the question driving Joe Penhall¿s 2000 drama, which also seemingly takes a leaf from John Guare¿sSix Degrees of Separation.

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    Is This Any Way to Start a Marriage?

    Marriageis a stupefying blend of stale sitcom and banal drama, periodically interrupted by poorly integrated songs.

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    The Time Machine

    Until Julian Bane and Phil Abatecola clicked on to their laptops, no one had attempted a stage version of this far-reaching fantasy. This ill-fated version doesn't bid fair to be the one that breaks down any barriers.

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    Victory

    In its taut 60 minutes, this riveting -- albeit hard-to-watch -- drama works as a nail-chewing thriller and fascinating political drama rolled into one.