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    'Johnson Over Jordan'

    Unknown Theater won't stay that way for long if it continues offering theatre of the high caliber evidenced by its mighty impressive inaugural production.

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    'Early Decision'

    David T. Levinson's examination of the pressures put on rich kids to get into the best university might not connect with people who have worked their way through a state college.

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    'Dylan'

    For the man who "raged, raged against the dying of the light," whose recorded voice can still be heard pronouncing his own works in dolorous tones, this play by Sidney Michaels is a fascinating

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    'No Shame Theatre'

    "I can't understand why every actor in town doesn't come here to work," notes producer Brian E. Rochlin, in reference to the weekly late-night tour de force he mounts out of the Powerhouse Theatre.

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    'Requiem for a Heavyweight'

    Like a prisoner who has spent most of his adult life behind bars and can't adjust to life on the outside, Mountain McClintock (Michael Harrity), the used-up boxer of Rod Serling's 50-year-old teleplay,

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    'The Blue Dahlia'

    Prison bars are made of the stuff. A person's will, or sense of determination, can be seen as equally unyielding. And a heart and spirit so damaged by wrong choices, regrettable circumstances, and a misguided sense of protection can become just as impenetrable. All of these allusions to iron ...

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    'Iron'

    Prison bars are made of the stuff. A person's will, or sense of determination, can be seen as equally unyielding. And a heart and spirit so damaged by wrong choices, regrettable circumstances, and a misguided sense of protection can become just as impenetrable. All of these allusions to iron ...

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    Second Thoughts

    "Second Thoughts," presented by the city of West Hollywood and Bare Bones Theatre at the Great Hall, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Oct. 22-Nov. 13. $15-20. (323) 461-5570.

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    'Five Years in Amsterdam'

    Presented by Brendan Hunt at Improv Olympic, 6366 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Tue. 9 p.m. Sep. 27-Nov. 1. (323) 962-7575.

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    Open Window

    "Open Window," presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with and at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 & 9 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. (Also Wed. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2; 2 p.m. Nov. 9.) Oct. 21-Nov. 20. $37-53. (626) 356-7529.