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Google British actor George Rose and one of the first results is a report on his gruesome death. In 1988, while vacationing at his home in the Dominican Republic, Rose was brutally murdered by his adopted son and three other men, and that untimely demise has become a large part of his legacy. Ed Dixon, his longtime friend, aims to highlight the acclaimed work Rose did before his death, both on stage and screen, in Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, a new one-man show at Signature Theatre. From his early days with the Royal Shakespeare Company to Tony-winning runs in My Fair Lady and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rose enchanted audiences on both sides of the pond and entertained his friends in the process. Dixon will also comment on Rose’s less successful turns, like an American version of Upstairs, Downstairs called Beacon Hill that flamed out after 11 episodes. Whatever your familiarity with Rose’s oeuvre, Dixon aims to reintroduce his friend to audiences who remember him and help those who don’t know him yet learn of his importance. The play runs Jan. 8 to Feb. 7 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $25–$45. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.com.