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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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    Three By Mee: Part 2, The Bacchae

    Charles Mee's reinvention of Euripides' cosmic battle of nature and civilization, of gods and man, is enacted with a stinging contemporary edge.

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    1985

    Presented by David Fofi and Don Cesario at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 28-Dec. 4. (323) 960-7822.

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    Careless Love

    To call Len Jenkin's comedy surreal is not only to understate the point but also to, in a way, excuse flights of fancy on the part of the playwright as part of a grander scheme rather than chalk it up to something as prosaic as carelessness, laziness, inattention to ...

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    Never Gonna Dance

    Recapturing the essence of a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film classic leaves formidable tap shoes to fill.

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    Defiance

    This is the second play in John Patrick Shanley'sDoubttrilogy. LikeDoubt, which focuses on an intolerant and judgmental nun,Defianceconcentrates on a religious figure: a Lutheran Marine chaplain whose arrogance and lack of doubt make him a moral absolutist.

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    Xanadu

    Oh, the jukebox trove some people will raid in the interests of creating drama. Not just any jukebox, mind you, but the cornier cannon of the Electric Light Orchestra. "Magic," anyone? "Evil Woman"?

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    Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit

    All bets for sacred-cow Broadway musicals and their stars to escape unscathed are off. Since 1982, writer-director Gerard Alessandrini has been updating his inspired Off-Broadway series, which serves up tough-love spoofs of the genre he adores.

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    Lady K is on the Mic

    What gives this solo performance its engaging quality is author-actor Kim Blackwell's equal-opportunity honesty. For audiences of all ethnicities, her comments make for an enlighteningly enjoyable evening.