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    Ditch

    Taylor Coffman's play about 20-something relationship angst would be pleasant enough if it just had less on its mind.

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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.

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    Collected Stories

    Donald Margulies' two-hander applies the dynamic seen in 'All About Eve' to the literary world—in this case legendary short-story author Ruth Steiner (Kandis Chappell) and young up-and-comer Lisa Morrison (Melanie Lora).

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    Eve's Rapture

    It's difficult to tell where, exactly, the playwright wants to take us in 'Eve's Rapture'. For the most part it feels uncomfortably like stylish Christian doctrine.

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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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    Carved in Stone

    This loony, crazy quilt of a play by late gay playwright Jeffrey Hartgraves is set in a strange sort of limbo where a group of gay writers and icons have taken up residence.

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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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    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.

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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.