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    The Cover of Life

    R.T. Robinson's play is set in small-town Sterlington, La., in 1943.

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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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    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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    Tomahawk

    One can't help but wonder if a healthy dosage of preshow hallucinogens might showcase this jawdroppingly awful three hours of theatrical drivel in a more palatable light.

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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.