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    Sister Cities

    This two-act drama of four estranged sisters-with different personalities, lifestyles, and fathers, reunited by the suicide of their terminally ill mother-was conceived and written by Circus Theatricals company member Colette Freedman.

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    The Crumple Zone

    A smart blend of the conventions of witty sex comedy with poignant reflections on longing and loneliness in gay relationships.

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    Stage Struck

    Simon Gray tries his hand at the genre, with the added wrinkle that, perhaps for the first time ever, a stage manager is the hero-villain of a thriller.

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    First Monday In October

    In the 1970s, when this play was first produced, it seemed provocatively hip to place a woman on the Supreme Court bench and have her hail from the bastion of well-to-do conservatism, Orange County.

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    Inspecting Carol

    Presented by and at the West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. (Dark Nov. 24-25.) Nov. 18-Dec. 11. (818) 884-1907.

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    Rounding Third

    It's a daunting task for any small theatre company trying to stay afloat in Los Angeles to choose a season that will be innovative and fresh while offering themes universal enough to attract an audience.

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    The Retreat from Moscow

    As a playwright, William Nicholson specializes in examining family relationships, with a particular focus on husband and wife.

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    What They Have

    This handsome and capably performed world-premiere staging makes an admirable stab at bringing this intelligent yet verbose play to life.

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    Gaslight

    Though the 1944 George Cukor film version is generally considered a classic, this long-winded tale of extreme mental cruelty, and worse, hasn't aged well.

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    St. Joan and the Dancing Sickness

    Somewhere in rural Louisiana in 1999, a community is forced to face up to the cruelty and corruption of its state government.