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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.

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    Blood and Thunder

    Terence Anthony's drama is set in the second-floor apartment of a house in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina.

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    And the Winner Is...

    When journalist Mitch Albom reconnected with college professor Morrie Schwartz, he found a new career writing books and plays about the meaning of life.

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    Ditch

    Taylor Coffman's play about 20-something relationship angst would be pleasant enough if it just had less on its mind.

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    Harm's Way

    It's a grim, eloquent, tautly written play, skillfully directed by Steve Zuckerman on a bleak, all-gray set. Stehlin richly captures the grief and gravitas of a career officer who must face the fact that his personal hell has become enmeshed with the hell of war.

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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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    Girls Talk

    Writer-director Roger Kumble—a prolific filmmaker ("The Sweetest Thing") and occasional playwright ("Turnaround")—turns to the realm of sitcoms in his latest work.

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    Hillary Agonistes

    The laughs never come, and when the script wanders into pure soap moments -- such as Hillary intoning, "I won't be taken down; they won't do to me what they did to Bill" -- the production seems to be taking itself awfully seriously.

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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.