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    1985

    Presented by David Fofi and Don Cesario at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Oct. 28-Dec. 4. (323) 960-7822.

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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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    The Time Machine

    Until Julian Bane and Phil Abatecola clicked on to their laptops, no one had attempted a stage version of this far-reaching fantasy. This ill-fated version doesn't bid fair to be the one that breaks down any barriers.

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    Victory

    In its taut 60 minutes, this riveting -- albeit hard-to-watch -- drama works as a nail-chewing thriller and fascinating political drama rolled into one.

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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.

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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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    Black Watch

    The play is in itself a contradiction in terms: It's an anti-war -- or at any rate anti-Iraq War -- play, but it's rooted in love for the military and regimental pride, lifting it out of cliché and anchoring it in ambiguity.

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    Otello

    The performers here are quite operatic in voice, some more marvelously than others. But modern audiences increasingly expect a little acting with their opera.