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Lil' Orphan Fanny 

In Kalliope Stage's production of Ed Dixon's Fanny Hill tonight, a parentless 15-year-old girl moves to London to live with a friend in a whorehouse. While the storyline rates at least a PG-13, it's mild compared to readers' uproar over the 1741 John Cleland novel of the same name. "Homosexuality is discussed, and the main character has a lesbian affair," says artistic director Paul Gurgol. "This is stuff we see on TV every day." The play starts at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, March 9, at Kalliope Stage, 2134 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. Tickets are $22 to $35. Call 216-321-0870 or visit
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 14. Continues through March 9, 2008

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