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    She Always Told Me

    Actor-playwright Annie Mebane has written 12 vignettes for herself and three performers on the wide-ranging subject of "the societal role of women in American culture."

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    Arlington

    There are countless clarion calls to end war and warring these days, a message repeated endlessly in the hope that someone at the top of the power grid will listen to what the people have to say. Some of these statements are obvious and harshly stated, but Garry Michael White ...

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    The Time Machine

    Until Julian Bane and Phil Abatecola clicked on to their laptops, no one had attempted a stage version of this far-reaching fantasy. This ill-fated version doesn't bid fair to be the one that breaks down any barriers.

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    Victory

    In its taut 60 minutes, this riveting -- albeit hard-to-watch -- drama works as a nail-chewing thriller and fascinating political drama rolled into one.

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    Cuts

    Given two items on which to build their 10-minute plays, the Dog Ear Playwrights have compiled an octet of one-acts ranging from the sublimely realistic to the absurdly surreal.

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    The Cover of Life

    R.T. Robinson's play is set in small-town Sterlington, La., in 1943.

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    The Hasty Heart

    Director Michael Rothhaar's understanding of the needs of each character produces an emotionally rich, humorous, and thoughtful endeavor. Every actor is memorable.

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    Dames at Sea

    This 1968 Off-Broadway relic has remained a durable confection due to its sweetness of spirit in affectionately serving up a pastiche rather than spoofing, channeling the quaint but charming conventions of 1930s tuners.

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    Closer

    Patrick Marber's dark elegy to postmodern love continues its haunting poignancy nearly 10 years after its London premiere.

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    A Magic Christmas

    Presented by Andak Stage Company at NewPlace Theatre Center, 4900 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 3-Jan. 8, 2006. (818) 506-8462.