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The 60-some one-acts (three per night) in Bailiwick Repertory's Directors Festival 1992, produced by Cecilie Keenan, range from plays and musicals to performance art and monologues; some are well-established classic and contemporary selections, while others are brand-new pieces. They're mounted by a slew of directors, most of them little known, who are looking for an avenue to showcase their work and get their names out to the public. See? It's working already. The final week's "Best of the Fest" event reprises a handful of shows deemed to be the worthiest of repetition. Each night's admission price is good for any or all shows that evening; listed starting time is for the whole night's program, so call the theater if you 're just interested in seeing a particular show. Bailiwick Repertory, through April 26 (Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont, 327-5252). Through April 16: Sundays, 7 PM; Mondays-Wednesdays, 7:30 PM; Thursday, April 16, 7:30 PM. April 23 through 26: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 3:30 PM. $6 for any or all one-acts per evening through April 16; $1O for "Best of the Fest" shows April 23 through 26.


ONE FOR THE ROAD Harold Pinter's portrait of an all-powerful interrogator is directed by Susan Fitzgerald.

THE MARKETING MAN Warren Leming's satire on U.S. interference in Latin American politics is directed by Marian Hank-Tomasello in its world premiere.

I SHOW UP AND SMILE Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis seeks personal fulfillment, in this "campy musical" written by Scott Sandoe and Steve Taylor and directed by Edward Kerros.


LA BABYSITTER Rene De Obaldia's comedy about "the descent of marriage into hell" is directed by Cecilie Keenan.

I CAN'T IMAGINE TOMORROW Tennessee Williams's study of two men facing illness and impending change is directed by Craig Bryant.

THE 6:20 Veteran casting agent Jane Alderman directs the world premiere of Sheila Carnahan's surrealistic study of "time and a journey that does or does not happen." The cast includes Carnahan and Joe Guzaldo.


HAIKU The alienation and reconciliation of a mother and her two daughters is depicted in Katherine Snodgrass's drama, directed by Ron Gilbert.

BIBLE A well-meaning mom instructs her kids in the evils of a free-thinking world, in Don Nigro's dark comedy. Elizabeth Cruger directs.

STIGMATA Brendan Baber's play contains "story telling and traditional theater, chock-full of sex and violence, none of which is shown." James Pelton directs.


THE NIGHT OF SIMHAT TORAH Worldly injustice and enduring faith is the theme of Peter Barnes's play, directed by Robert Handel.

MACHINAL See description under regular theater listings.

A BENCH AT THE EDGE Suicide is the subject of Luigi Jannuzzi's philosophical drama. Victoria DeIorio directs.

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