‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’
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2013 spring arts preview: Theater

Ken Barnett, left, and Jefferson Mays in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” (Joan Marcus / The Old Globe)
“The Whale” by Samuel D. Hunter will be directed by Martin Benson at South Coast Repertory. (South Coast Repertory)
Phylicia Rashad will direct August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Mark Taper Forum. (Center Theatre Group)
Lily Rabe will be in Neil LaBute’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” at the Geffen Playhouse. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Chilean playwright-director Guillermo Calderon returns to REDCAT, where his earlier works “Neva” and “Diciembre” were presented to hallucinatory effect. “Villa” and “Discurso,” a double bill, combine traumatic political history and lyrical stagecraft.  (REDCAT)