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    Something Happened

    It has been six years since L. Trey Wilson impressed critics with "Stage Directions," and his latest effort should add to his reputation as a playwright capable of blending genuine comedy with deep universal social issues.

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    I've Never Been So Happy

    The show is a boy-meets-girl Western musical with a happy ending. But don't go expecting "Annie Get Your Gun" or "Oklahoma!"

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    Love & Sex in the Earth's Spin Cycle

    One of the keys to successful dating, explains writer-performer Lambeth Sterling, is to look for "the less fucked."

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    1776

    Opening less than a week past Independence Day, this powerful revisit to Sherman Edwards' stirring historical musical provides a perfect celebration of the patriotic holiday.

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    Steal Away: The Living History of Harriet Tubman

    The play unfolds Tubman's memories, sweetly showing that there are good and bad people no matter our race or gender. But Balian's direction lacks an imagination.

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    Love, Loss and What I Wore

    Regardless of who wrote what, there's a healthy dose of humor mixed with a few touching tales, delivered with energy and honesty by a talented veteran cast.

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    The Maids

    Jean Genet's play about maids who murdered their employer and her daughter dives to creepy depths with the help of director Arminca LaManna and actors fully immersed inside a twisted, waking nightmare.

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    The Seagull

    If we'd never tried to move culture along, we'd still be living in caves. All trying is worth the effort. But not all trying leads to the optimal results.

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    Putting It Together

    As a black-tie party in a Manhattan skyscraper progresses and everyone drinks a little too much, intimate secrets emerge as the characters confront their lives and ambitions.

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    That Perfect Moment

    This bittersweet comedy centers on four San Fernando Valley guys who, back in the 1960s, were members of a rock group called the Weeds.