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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.

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    Assassins

    Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1990 musical about the role of presidential assassins in American society is a virtual tabula rasa for any director.

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    The Chocolate Soldier in Concert

    Presented by Musicals Tonight!, casting by Stephen DeAngelis, at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45 St., NYC, March 29–April 10.

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    NUNSENSE!

    Nuns have invaded Pasadena. Earlier this month Late Nite Catechism expanded its diocese to the Balcony Theatre Upstairs at the Pasadena Playhouse. Now the Arroyo Repertory Theatre presents Nunsense!, headquartered in the gym at Pasadena's St. James Methodist Church. Can you think of a more divine place to hold ...

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    Rose's Dilemma

    Neil Simon has created a sadly flat excursion into the lives and afterlives of fairly unexceptional people in this 2003 play.

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    Endgame

    Director Andrei Belgrader and his expert company remember that these figures are tragic clowns, almost Chaplinesque, and give the new production the air of a nightmarish circus.

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    Improbable Frequency

    Improbable Frequencyis absolute entertainment. Although it's nominally about code-cracking in neutral Ireland in 1941, it's a silly theatrical romp.

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    Dr. Faustus

    Despite a compelling, knowing, and committed performance by Daniel Wolfe in the title role, Christopher Marlowe's play is largely ill-served by director Richard Mazda's frequently overwrought and grab-bag production.