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    Careless Love

    To call Len Jenkin's comedy surreal is not only to understate the point but also to, in a way, excuse flights of fancy on the part of the playwright as part of a grander scheme rather than chalk it up to something as prosaic as carelessness, laziness, inattention to ...

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    Never Gonna Dance

    Recapturing the essence of a Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers film classic leaves formidable tap shoes to fill.

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    No Man's Land

    Working-class Brits turned poets in Harold Pinter's 1950s plays give way to characters lost in a world of affluent privilege in this 1974 play.

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    Deskapades

    All nine of the desk-themed 10-minute plays in this production are, without exception, unworthy of being formally presented to the public.

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    Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings

    Boston Court thrives on taking big artistic risks, and this unconventional world-premiere musical is certainly bold. The highly imaginative piece melds a tragicomic fable reminiscent of classic Greek mythology with contemporary vibes.

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    Old Times

    Presented by Foggy Day Productions at the El Portal Forum Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Oct. 14-Nov. 20. (800) 880-2588.

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    Blue/Orange

    Whether sanity is in the eye or the mind of the beholder is the question driving Joe Penhall¿s 2000 drama, which also seemingly takes a leaf from John Guare¿sSix Degrees of Separation.

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    Is This Any Way to Start a Marriage?

    Marriageis a stupefying blend of stale sitcom and banal drama, periodically interrupted by poorly integrated songs.

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    Langston & Nicolas

    Writing a marathon-length historical play that leaves audiences caring about once-breathing people is a difficult task, but Bernardo Solano has succeeded superbly in his sweeping epic

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    Something Happened

    It has been six years since L. Trey Wilson impressed critics with "Stage Directions," and his latest effort should add to his reputation as a playwright capable of blending genuine comedy with deep universal social issues.