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    Pot Mom

    There's a joint simile to reach for here, but I can't think of it.

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    Jay Johnson: The Two & Only

    To illustrate the dubious esteem in which the art is often held, ventriloquist Jay Johnson tells of once being rebuked after a college show by several campus Christians who informed him that Satan was the first ventriloquist, having thrown his voice into the serpent to tempt Eve.

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    Cabaret

    Presented by and at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Jan. 6-Feb. 12. (805) 583-7900

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    Cash On Delivery

    Ray Cooney is widely considered the master of modern British farce. And while Cooney's son Michael is known more for screenwriting, this play is proof that father and son share a similar flair for farce.

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    State of the Union

    Director Anita Khanzadian expertly helms this smart and crisp revival, pulling out all the stops in creating a very specific, stylish world.

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    Speak of Me as I Am

    The marvelously melodious bass voice of K.B. Solomon is the perfect instrument for this nearly operatic rendition of the life of the iconic Paul Robeson.

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    4 Clowns

    Here be four clowns and, as an announcer intones, they've lived, died, and resurrected, never changing, since "Before the earth trespassed across the sky."

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    Bonnie in Brighton

    A recent college graduate from Texas, hiding behind her alter ego "Bonnie," lives a crazed year's existence on the British seaside.

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    Unbroken Circles

    One hopes the Moss Family Singers are a fictional family, or their dysfunction would give God-besotted country music groups a bad name.

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    Film

    McGowan overuses the idea of Nichols haunting Schneider, who originally directed much of Edward Albee's work, only to see Nichols jettison to fame directingWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.