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The Geffen Playhouse announced yesterday that Ed Harris will revive his acclaimed performance in Neil LaBute's 2005 play Wrecks, which premiered in Ireland and transferred to the New York Public Theatre in 2006, where Harris appeared in it as Edward Carr, a used-car salesman who has just lost his wife of 30 years. Set in a funeral home, this stream of conscious monologue lures audiences into Carr's story about his marriage. It begins previews February 4 opens February 7 and plays through March 7.

For the docket of plays being reviewed over the weekend, press the Continue Reading tab directly below. 

Check back here Monday for new review of:

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG Children's musical, book by Lloyd J. Schwartz and Hope Juber, lyrics and music by Hope and Lawrence Juber. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, L.A.; Sat., 1 p.m.; thru Feb. 27. (323) 851-7977.

A RUBICON FAMILY CHRISTMAS Sounds of the season, conceived and directed by Brian McDonald, musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. Rubicon Theater, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; thru Dec. 27. (805) 667-2900.

Yuletide yuks, directed by Shaun Loeser. Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Dec. 26, (866) 811-4111.

A VEGAS HOLIDAY! SONGS FROM “LIVE AT THE SAHARALouis and Keely's Jake Broder and Vanessa Claire Smith in concert, Vegas style. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; opens Dec. 19; Tues.-Wed., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 26, 3 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 & 10 p.m.; thru Dec. 27. (866) 811-4111.

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