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    The Winter's Tale

    This production takes the "Method style" to playing Shakespeare: emphasizing creating behavior and clever business to "make Shakespeare interesting."

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    Legends!

    What becomes a legend least? For those who consider Joan Collins and Linda Evans¿sparring divas inDynasty, the smash nighttime soap of the 1980s--to be legends, the answer would be a retrograde recycled star vehicle.

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    Ragtime the Musical

    It is difficult to imagine how a musical of such scope might be mounted in a relatively minuscule space — until one sees it done.

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    Stage Struck

    Simon Gray tries his hand at the genre, with the added wrinkle that, perhaps for the first time ever, a stage manager is the hero-villain of a thriller.

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    Tunnel Visions

    This 60-minute, three-act world premiere offers a trilogy of interlinked stories using the same two characters, Emma and Sean (Meredith Zealy and Ron Geren). These two lonely hearts keep meeting, by chance, at the same bar; however, at each encounter, they are totally different characters, and only their names are ...

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Presented by and at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 4 & 8:30 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 16-Dec. 18. (310) 208-5454.

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    Third

    The late Wasserstein left a legacy of intelligent plays. In this one, her final work, she fashioned a piece that's absorbing -- funny, poignant, and cerebral -- but regrettably bogged down by dramaturgic contrivances that compromise its impact

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    Reefer Madness, The Musical

    Based on the Z-grade 1936 morality film warning parents of the dangers of "the leafy green assassin," Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney's musical version, which opened Off-Broadway in 2001, is an absolute hoot.

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    Back to Babylon

    In this self-crafted solo show, Gregg Tomé starts and ends as a man who refuses to attend his 10-year high school reunion but then spends his increasingly inebriated evening recalling many of his friends.

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    Quarterlife

    Talk about strange bedfellows: The envelope-pushing Rude Guerrilla Theater Company tackles a classic 1965 musical.