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    Noir

    Presented by Danspace Project's Out of Space/SITE Series and Sens as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage, 105 Essex St., NYC, May 5-29.

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    42nd Street WorkShop Third Annual One-Act Festival—Evening C

    Presented by and at the 42nd Street WorkShop, 432 W. 42 St., 5th fl., NYC, Sept. 6-15.

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    ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

    When they premiered in the '60s, all three of Joe Orton's plays were considered shocking. They were blacker-than-black comedies that exposed Britain's repression and hypocrisy, and mercilessly toyed with its sexual mores. While the decades have mellowed Orton's impact and all but obliterated his shock value, his ...

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    Aida

    "The Mikado," presented by Lyric Opera San Diego at the Stephen and Mary Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave., San Diego. Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Oct. 14-30. $26-40. (619) 239-8836.

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    SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE SAID

    There's more to this production than what's on the tiny stage. On opening weekend the audience contributed heartily, its comfortable mix of generations gathered to watch and learn from four Greek legends modernized by the youthful members of this enthusiastic ensemble. The cinematically written sketches, performed by the ...

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    SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE

    The differences between stage and film are wide and deep, but I think an argument can be made that L.A.'s intimate theatres have done a lot to blur that distinction—we're so close to the actors in some of these spaces that they don't often have ...

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    FALLING UPWARD!

    It begins on gossamer hopes, with sentimental language and an otherworldly look. But somewhere along this theatrical journey, meant to be a sweet fable of mutual understanding and good fellowship, matters devolve into the very stereotyping and name-calling it purports to abhor. Certainly this microcosm, created by playwright Ray Bradbury ...

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    VILLAGE WOOING

    It would be hard to find two more delightful and captivating commentaries on the dance between the sexes, both plays perfectly sized for their wit to work without cloying. The shared premise of these one-acts, featuring one couple apiece, is that the sexes will never know each other much better ...

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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.

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    THE WOODEN BREEKS

    Wooden breeks is Scottish slang for wooden britches—in other words, a casket. It's an apt title for Glen Berger's mysterious dark comedy about premature burial. The irony, unfortunately, is that this play indeed feels premature in its staging, and that's what buries it. Berger's central ...