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    A Grand Guignol Children's Show

    Here's the raffishly stylish piece of holiday counter-programming you're seeking. Well, it's not really a holiday show, per se, and despite the title it's most definitely not a children's show

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    The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album

    Schwarz's journeyman staging hits all the marks with a straightforward production that's caparisoned with moments of extreme clumsiness.

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    Minsky's

    Minsky's eschews sendup in favor of affectionate pastiche.

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    The History Boys

    Set in a high school in a northern England industrial town in the 1980s, the play charts the experiences of eight students preparing for the entrance exams.

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    The Julio Brothers

    In Gino Aquino and Lance Petersen's one-act play, theJulio Brothersare a trio of Rochester, N.Y., siblings who flunk out of a thriving career as drug dealers and decide to give the legit world a try.

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    Mercury Fur

    The U.S. premiere of British playwright Philip Ridley's 2005 shocker unfolds like a muted nightmare set in a vaguely defined near-future time when lawlessness is the order of the day. Two

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    The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

    The premise is ingenious, but the indulgent script cries out for stronger focus. Nonetheless, this superbly acted rendition offers considerable rewards, capitalizing on Guirgis' slyly irreverent humor and incisive exploration of heady themes.

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    Texmas

    I knew that wrapped in this package were some of the better comic actors in town, so it was a treasure I approached with keen anticipation.

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    Los Muertos

    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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    How Cissy Grew

    Playwright Susan Johnston examines a complicated type of loss — one that impacts everyone involved like a rock tossed into a pond, rippling across the years.