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    ‘The Whale’ Gets Successful L.A. Premiere

    Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed Off-Broadway drama “The Whale” receives a fine production at South Coast Rep, with Matthew Arkin doing tour de force work as its 600-pound protagonist.

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    Dream Up Festival Features New Works

    Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.

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    Moving to the Main Stem, ‘The Other Place’ Only Gets Richer

    Laurie Metcalf is devastating in Sharr White’s penetrating dementia drama “The Other Place,” originally from MCC Theater and now on Broadway courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club.

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    'Dirty Filthy Love Story' Takes a Comic Look at Hoarders

    Rob Mersola’s ultra-black comedy “Dirty Filthy Love Story,” getting its world premiere from Rogue Machine Theatre, lands a load of guffaws, though the gory denouement is a cop-out.

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    Our Lady

    Author-director-actor James Fluhr’s “Our Lady,” a Fringe show about countering homophobic bigotry, is as stunning a piece of performance art as you’re ever likely to encounter.

  • Reviews

    Non-Equity: The Musical!

    “Non-Equity: The Musical!,” at the Fringe, while more than a bit rough around the edges, is a fairly enjoyable 100 minutes, thanks to its breezy humor and gamely enthusiastic cast.

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    'Golden Child' Gets First-Rate Revival at Signature Theatre

    David Henry Hwang’s 1997 Obie Award–winning “Golden Child” returns via Signature Theatre in director Leigh Silverman’s exemplary production featuring a superb ensemble cast.

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    The Ambitious 'Bad Apples' Musicalizes the Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal

    Circle X Theatre Co’s. world-premiere musical “Bad Apples, which examines the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, has a memorable score and a fine cast but needs considerable editing.

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    Sounding Beckett

    Director Joy Zinoman and musical director William Anderson pair new musical pieces with three Samuel Beckett’s plays in the enlightening “Sounding Beckett,” from Cygnus Ensemble.

  • Reviews

    'Le Cid' Lacks a Unity of Style

    Varying skill levels among the actors create an erratic quality that mars this rare production of Corneille’s “Le Cid,” from Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre.