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    Anna Sokolow's Players' Project

    Reviewed by Lisa Jo Sagolla

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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Given the cramped Theatre Row venue in which it's being performed, one can't but admire how resourcefully this 16-person ensemble dramatizes the events of the famous 1975 film.

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    ASSASSINS

    at the El Centro Theatre

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    DRIVING WHILE BLACK IN BEVERLY HILLS

    Frank S. Jenkins' play, under Lynn Hamilton's well-staged direction, takes a microcosmic look at the effect of world and national events in the troubled '70s on one middle-class black family who made it to the Hills of Beverly in a grand manner. Anthony Nash (a stiff and uncertain Felton ...

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    Uncle Vanya

    Presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, casting by Anne McNulty, at the BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NYC, Jan. 10-March 9 (in repertory with "Twelfth Night").

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    BURN THIS

    Presented by Signature Theatre Company at the Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17 St., NYC, Sept. 19-Nov. 3.

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    THE MOLIÈRE COMEDIES

    Considering my last brush with Molière was in high school French class, I approached this production with a bit of trepidation. I guess what was missing from French class is that Molière is funny—and indeed, The Molière Comedies, delightfully directed by Brian Bedford, are just that. The evening opens ...

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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 ...