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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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    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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    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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    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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    Is He Dead?

    Once you get past the fact that this "new" 1898 play by Mark Twain is receiving its West Coast premiere 111 years after it was written, its tale of the European art scene circa the mid-19th century is quite strikingly contemporary.