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    'Sketches From the National Lampoon' Is Delightfully Outrageous

    Matty Simmons’ “Sketches From the National Lampoon,” at the Hayworth Theatre, pokes ridiculously skewed fun at everything and anyone unlucky enough to come into its crosshairs.

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    bobrauschenbergamerica

    "Art was not a part of lives," says the character known as Bob's Mom in Charles L. Mee's 2001 one-act, nonlinear homage to the late American artist Bob Rauschenberg.

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    'Nora' Incisevly Reinvigorates 'A Doll's House'

    Jeanette Driver’s breakout turn brings emotional force to the L.A. debut of “Nora,” Ingmar Bergman’s searing reduction of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” at Pacific Resident Theatre.

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    I Never Sang for My Father

    Robert Anderson's classic family drama "I Never Sang for My Father," about a son's longing for a father's love, features an inspirational performance by Philip Baker Hall.

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    'When You’re in Love, the Whole World Is Jewish' Lacks Variety

    “When You’re in Love, the Whole World Is Jewish,” derived from 1960s Jewish comedy albums and directed by Jason Alexander, is mostly a long, repetitive list of stereotypical jokes.

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    'The Deep Throat Sex Scandal' Revisits the Swinging '70s

    There is much promise in David Bertolino’s “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal,” at the Zephyr Theatre, but a creatively engorged first act devolves into a flaccid finale.

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    Ubu The Shit!

    Jarry's once shocking story is perfect fodder for intrepid young artists such director Jeremy Aluma, who commandeers a talented troupe to bring a delightfully skewed vision of the overlooked classic crashing into glorious new life.

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    My Sister In This House

    Through the thoughtfulness of playwright Wendy Kesselman and director Michael Unger, this production ideally suits Deaf West Theatre and its imaginative yet nonintrusive melding of the hearing and nonhearing worlds.

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    LA Review: 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane'

    In the Holocaust-themed solo show "The Pianist of Willesden Lane," at the Geffen Playhouse, performer Mona Golabek and director Hershey Felder triumph.

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    'The Grapes of Wrath' Is a Hell of a Ride

    A Noise Within’s production of Frank Galati’s Tony Award–winning adaptation of Nobel laureate John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath” is a stunner.