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‘The History Boys’

The boys
Seth Numrich plays Dakin, left, and Brett Ryback is Scripps in Alan Bennett’s “The History Boys” at the Ahmanson Theatre. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Irwin
Peter Paige plays Irwin, a young teacher with different ideas about learning, in “The History Boys.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Professor
Dakin Matthews is Hector, the professor who clashes with Irwin in their educational approaches in “The History Boys.” (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Lessons
Dakin Matthews, as Hector, coaches his history students — played by, from left, Demond Robertson, Alex Brightman, Ammar Ramzi and Cord Jackman — in “The History Boys” at the Ahmanson Theatre. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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