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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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    '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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    '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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    '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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    'J.O.B. the Hip-Hopera'

    A few artists in the last decade, Danny Hoch most notably, have combined theatre and hip-hop. But collaborators Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion have taken the genre in a direction that should appeal equally to young rap fans and seasoned theatre lovers.

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    'Mother Courage and Her Children'

    Bertolt Brecht's prescient 1941 German-language play, set during Europe's Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), was intended as a satiric commentary on World War II.

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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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    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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    Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh

    "Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh," presented by Meadows Basement at Theatre/Theater, 5041 W. Pico Blvd. L.A. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 14-Nov. 20. $15. (323) 782-6218.