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    HAMLET

    A ragtag troupe clad as street fair entertainers beats a tattoo on drums and tabors while the gaudily unkempt leader delivers a newly minted prologue to Hamlet, reminiscent of those that preface Romeo and Juliet and Henry V. The leader is Robert Smyth, directing as well as appearing in his ...

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    MILEAGE

    Sometimes the opportunity for change appears unexpectedly, regardless of whether we want it to; other times, clear, decisive steps must be taken. Such is the overarching theme of these four short one-acts, each approximately 15 to 20 minutes long and penned by Matthew I. Swaye. Three of the four were ...

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    BLITHE SPIRIT

    If we are indeed on a war footing, as we've been told, then the timing for this production of Noël Coward's farce is beyond perfect. First produced in Manchester during the Blitz in 1941, the playwright/composer/man-about-town's longest-running comedy still retains its "talent to amuse." Director ...

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    THE BATTLE: ABC

    at City Garage

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    99': ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW

    at the Evidence Room

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    DIVA

    at the Pasadena Playhouse

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    THEIR OWN

    at the Empire Theater

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    THE TRUTH

    at Bang Comedy Theatre

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    THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

    at the Empire Theatre

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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 ...