Best of 2007 - Theater
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Best of 2007 — Theater

“After the quake,” La Jolla Playhouse: A delicate adaption of two Haruki Murakami stories. (Kevin Berne / La Jolla Playhouse)
“Black Watch,” UCLA Live at Freud Playhouse: The emotional cost of military service in Iraq is given a mesmerizing treatment. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
“Can-Can,” Pasadena Playhouse: The freewheeling production had a dazzling score and seductive Parisian atmosphere. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
“Durango,” David Henry Hwang Theater: A subtle family drama about assimilation and its discontents. (Lori Shepler/Los Angeles Times)
“Heads,” Blank Theatre Company: A splendidly acted hostage drama set in war-torn Iraq. (Rick Baumgartner / Blank Theatre Company)
“Tug of War,” Getty Villa: The adaptation of a farce by Plautus wrung maximum bawdy silliness out of a rejuvenated Roman relic. (Craig Schwartz / © 2007 J. Paul Getty Trust)
Xanadu,” Broadway: This giddy theatrical re-creation of the abysmal 1980 film helped relieve the Broadway summer doldrums. (Paul Kolnik)
“Wicked,” Pantages Theatre: The musical back story of the Wicked Witch of the West continues to entrance audiences. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
“Yellow Face,” Mark Taper Forum: This faux documentary probes racial and cultural authenticity in a farcical and sincere manner. (Craig Schwartz / Center Theatre Group)