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    Two in a Room

    In this world premiere, two one-act plays, yield varied results.

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    I'm Just Sayin'

    Shorter is not always better.

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    Li'l Abner

    "If I had my druthers..." croons strapping hero Li'l Abner. If I had mine, Musical Theatre Guild would have selected a more durable vintage vehicle for its latest concert staged reading. The best things one might say about this retrograde country hoedown from 1956 are that its characters are ...

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    Salome

    One of my favorite comedy revue premises is when a popular, if somewhat mannered, actor is put into a wildly inappropriate vehicle and a brief slice of the result follows. While Al Pacino's turn in this Oscar Wilde drama is not quite at that level, at times it veers ...

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    Three Hotels

    Jon Robin Baitz's play, which had its West Coast premiere more than a decade ago at the Mark Taper Forum with Richard Dreyfuss and Christine Lahti, returns in a solid production that is even more relevant today.

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    It's A Wonderful Life

    Presented by and at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Dec. 9-Jan. 1, 2006. (626) 356-7529.

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    Haywire

    Presented by Big Ol' Productions at the Art/Works Theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Oct. 28-Dec. 4. (323) 960-7744.

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    Ghosts

    Presented by the Los Angeles African American Repertory Company at the Whitmore Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun. 7 p.m. Nov. 20-Dec. 11. (323) 769-5090.

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    Fancy

    "Fancy," presented by the Bul'Artoh Theatre Company at the Elephant Asylum Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Wed. 8 p.m. Sep. 14-Oct. 19. $15-18. (323) 646-0756.