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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Antigone10/14/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
Directed by Travis Donnelly
By Sophocles • In a new version by Owen McCafferty
The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone's brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?
The Blank Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)9/24/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
A world premiere play conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning.
"A masterfully crafted and brilliant production! The casting could not have been better. Don't be surprised to see this on a New York stage someday. Daniel Henning's finest! GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Blueberry Toast9/17/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Monday, 10/24/2016)
"Blueberry Toast" outrageous world premiere at Echo Theater Company
What evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly, even the perfect ones. Playwright Mary Laws puts the “dys” in family dysfunction with this modern-day, darkly comic revenge tragedy.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:The Eccentricities of a Nightingale6/18/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
3 Final Performances!
In Tennessee Williams's unusually subtle and tender play, Alma, a preacher's daughter, tries to win the love of a young doctor. The play centers on their complex relationship and Alma's valiant and salvational attempt at winning her heart's desire.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Tom Stoppard's Arcadia9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 10/30/2016)
"I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece" –The Daily Telegraph
Romantic, funny, and profoundly moving, Stoppard’s meticulously crafted masterwork invites you experience the intricate interplay of a past and present equally driven by fierce intellectual curiosity and the fickle passions of the human heart.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:A Taste of Honey9/24/2016 - 11/27/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Playwright Shelagh Delaney was just 18 yrs old in 1958 when her controversial play rocked British theater with its exhilarating, honest depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war England. The story of an adolescent girl and her relationships with her saloon-frequenting mother, her mother’s new husband, the black sailor who makes Jo pregnant, and her homosexual art student friend.
Vanguard University Theatre Department - Costa Mesa - Presents:A Midsummer Night's Dream10/21/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
An enchanting comedy complete with mischief, magic and the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love.
By William Shakespeare / Directed by Kevin Slay
Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:WestFest 201610/7/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
WestFest 2016 presents four full weekends of shows, a different presentation each week, to entice the loyal audiences who have returned for WestFest every year, as well as to introduce new audiences to the richly varied work of the city’s longest-running, continuously operating professional company.
An assortment of new works and works-in-progress.
The Garage - Hollywood - Presents:Blood10/28/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Back by popular demand! Glenne Headly (Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes) join the cast when the Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production. A political thriller with music, about the 1980s ‘Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal’ in which 2,000 people died of AIDS after the U.S. knowingly sold contaminated blood to Japan.
The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby9/16/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.
Il Dolce Theatre Company/Highways Performance Space - Santa Monica - Presents:The Colonel And The Birds10/7/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Hristo Boytchev, sets his play in a small psychiatric ward situated in a former monastery lost somewhere in the Balkan mountains. While surrounded by a raging war, five female and one transgender patient, and a young doctor are left to their fate. When UN planes accidentally drop military supplies in the compound, the patients begin to role-play soldiers.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:Young Frankenstein11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/11/2016)
Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Baby Doll7/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Monday, 10/24/2016)
This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Darkly comic and crackling with sexual tension, this enthralling tale of prejudice, sexual politics and passion is the first-ever Williams Estate-approved stage adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay.
Theatre By The Blind - Santa Monica - Presents:A Reason To Love - Actors With Blindness and Musicians With Autism Come Together For Play10/26/2016 - 11/3/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
Talented Actors With Blindness and Gifted Musicians With Autism Come Together For Play
Two established arts-centric charities based in LA Theatre by the Blind and Rex & Friends are co-producing A Reason To Love, bringing together talented actors with blindness and musicians with autism.
Greenway Arts Alliance - Los Angeles - Presents:George Orwell’s 198410/21/2016 - 11/19/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength.”
Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell’s 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads.
Unbound Productions - Altadena - Presents:Wicked Lit 20169/29/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
WICKED LIT 2016: From Beyond, The Shadowy Third, Anansi and the Demons
+ Camp Mountain View, the WL16 frame.
Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Storyguides.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:"Underneath"10/14/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Olivier Award winners Pat Kinevane and Fishamble return with the Irish writer/performer’s third solo work about life lived on the fringes of society. Underneath is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale that is a testament to the people who live under the nose of everyday life. “Extraordinary... Mr. Kinevane is a monologuist of untrammeled imagination."
The Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The Stand-In10/15/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
THE STAND- IN looks behind the scenes of “Double Indemnity,” an iconic title of the Film Noir canon. Two WW2 exiles – Billy Wilder, the picture’s director, and Kasia, an enigmatic young woman – struggle for identity as foreigners while the film is written, shot, and premiered in a strange new land: Los Angeles 1942.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Jean Genet's The Maids9/18/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
“A fantasy—about pain, about playacting, mixed in with a deep understanding of how power works on the powerless.” – The New Yorker
Filled with self-loathing and driven by desperation, the titular characters in Jean Genet’s groundbreaking play create elaborate and highly eroticized fantasy worlds in response to a lifetime of abuse.
Glendale Centre Theatre/Tim Dietlein - Gelndale - Presents:Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure 10/14/2016 - 11/19/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore.
Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company - Santa Monica - Presents:Hamlet, Prince of Denmark10/14/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is the story of a young Prince who is called home from University to attend his father's funeral and finds that his uncle and his mother have already remarried.
Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:The Turn Of The Screw10/14/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
A young governess is responsible for raising two young children in a remote English manor house. But she is not the first one - and what has happened to her predecessor? Hatcher’s thrilling adaptation of the classic Henry James story uses just two actors to bring all the characters to life. The perfect ghost story to haunt your Halloween season!
Stuart Rogers Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:The Portman Delusions9/30/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
STUART ROGERS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to present a world premiere play, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS, written by Adam Mervis and directed by Thomas Burr.
One part Woody Allen, one part David Mamet, THE PORTMAN DELUSIONS is a romantic dram-edy that is also a skewering of the Hollywood writing process.
Trailblazer Productions - Hollywood - Presents:Screamers10/21/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
A journalist begins to develop an obsession with studying a series of seemingly random events, all occurring in the style of classic urban legends. After offering to assist a distraught father in investigating the disappearance of his daughter, the journalist begins to realize that the missing girl may be the key to everything that has been happening.
InterACT Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Other People's Money10/21/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
The ultimate seduction, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, is presented by InterACT Theatre Company at the Pico Playhouse for a limited run. Perfectly suited and served up at election time in America, this humorous yet heartfelt look at corporate raiders and the state of capitalism gives audiences a lot to take home from both sides of the question.
Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:"Huis Clos (No Exit)Friday, 10/28/2016
"Huis-Clos/No Exit" is the most celebrated and studied existentialist play. French philosopher, playwright, novelist, and essayist, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) has cast in a sharp light his stark views about the relation of the self to others, making his philosophy of humanity accessible to a large audience.
Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:URBAN DEATH Tour of Terror: Haunted Theatre Attraction!10/7/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's 4th Annual, all-new fun and frightening, semi-immersive Haunted-Halloween Theatrical Attraction
Theatre 68 - North Hollywood - Presents:A Time To Kill10/15/2016 - 11/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
In this gripping adaptation, set in current day, of the John Grisham novel, a Southern community finds itself split after a father takes vengeance on the men who committed an atrocious crime against his daughter.
Crown City Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Nosferatu, A Symphony in Terror9/2/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
From the fervent mind of Bram Stoker's Dracula…filtered through the lens of Friedrich Murnau…comes an experience so unique that you will remember it for the rest of your life. Nosferatu takes the audience on an unforgettable voyage from the world we know to the exotic and mysterious ends of our own imaginations through the magic of music, dance and drama.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:The Imaginary Invalid11/12/2016 - 2/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 11/12/2016)
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedic satire “The Imaginary Invalid” by Molière, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:00noon to 4:00pm and Sunday, November 13 from 6:00 to 9:30pm. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Susan Stangl and produced by Sheridan Cole Crawford for Kentwood Players.
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:Nosferatu 1922 Classic Horror FilmFriday, 10/28/2016
New score composed, curated and conducted by Matthew Aucoin. One of the greatest horror films ever made – F.W. Murnau’s supremely creepy vampire thriller Nosferatu – is accompanied live by the L.A. Opera Orchestra performing a new score. Drenched in the silvery shadows of German Expressionism, this 1922 silent masterpiece stars Max Schreck as the pallid and deadly Count Orlok.
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Annapurna by Sharr White10/26/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere, for a final reckoning.
Glendale Community College - Glendale - Presents:Elephant's Graveyard10/27/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
“Elephant’s Graveyard” by George Brandt will be staged by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department for a two-weekend run in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts LIVE - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series6/23/2016 - 1/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
State of the Arts is a weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars. Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them.
The Broadway Theater / Randall Hickman - Vista - Presents:The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney10/27/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
John, a playwright, returns to his family's house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. As the evening progresses, and the drinks begin to flow more freely,, the family begins to unravel with emotion as John’s wealthy, reserved parents and sibling realize the work he has written reveals more secrets than they are comfortable to let out into the world.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:When The Rain Stops Falling10/28/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
SLO Little Theatre presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, a powerful drama that unfolds with
humanity, surprising humor and hope, running October 28-November 13, Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.
Ruskin Group Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:It's Time10/21/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
IT’S TIME originated from the true story Time Flies When You’re Alive, filmed as an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee). This remarkable journey celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Created by award winning writer/performer Paul Linke, it gives audiences a look at how a once lost young man found his way to success.
Los Angeles Theater Center - Los Angeles - Presents:Juarez: A Documentary Mythology10/27/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Internationally renowned, NYC-based Theater Mitu explores the history and contradictions of the US/Mexico border in a unique multi-media event incorporating verbatim transcripts garnered during a two-year series of interviews in a tale of two cities, Cd. Juarez and El Paso, TX
Lamplighters Community Theatre - La Mesa - Presents:The Bad Seed10/28/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Sugar and spice and everything nice.... or is she?
American Coast Theatre Company - Santa Monica - Presents:Life Without Parole10/21/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
A story of women jailed for killing their attackers.
Life Without Parole is the story of Helen Broker and her fellow inmates who have all trod down this heartbreaking path. Where is justice for them?
The women of Life Without Parole are real women. This is their story.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Miss You Like Hell10/25/2016 - 12/4/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 10/25/2016)
Next at the Playhouse: New Musical MISS YOU LIKE HELL
When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with a medley of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:A Touch of the Poet11/3/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 11/3/2016)
This rarely produced masterpiece by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Bailey is now playing at Pacific Resident Theatre!
Irishman Con Melody drowns memories of his former greatness as a soldier and aristocrat in a dangerous stew of alcohol and regret, while his headstrong daughter struggles to win a better future for herself and her long-suffering mother.
Arts Alive SDSU - San Diego - Presents:Julius Caesar11/4/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/4/2016)
Et tu, Brute? Julius Caesar is Rome’s revered leader, but is his celebrity a threat to democracy? In the shadow of our presidential election, the School of Theatre, Television and Film stages a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of conspiracy, politics, and betrayal. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Executive Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre.
Bo Powell and Jordan Klomp - North Hollywood - Presents:Cymbeline 11/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/4/2016)
By William Shakespeare
VCS Theatre Arts - Sun Valley - Presents:The Miracle Worker11/4/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/4/2016)
This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind, and deaf Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Pride and Prejudice11/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/4/2016)
Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen Directed by Mark Ramont
The beloved Jane Austen returns to the CSUF stage in this refreshingly fast-paced, witty and wildly romantic new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly independent-minded Elizabeth’s most urgent priority.
Cal State LA Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance - Los Angeles - Presents:Latina by Milcha Sanchez-Scott11/4/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/4/2016)
The Department of Music, Theatre & Dance provides audiences with an honest outlook on the adversities of undocumented women searching for opportunities in America with Latina, a play by the award-winning playwright, Milcha Sancez-Scott. Stephen Rothman directs.
East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Kentucky11/10/2016 - 12/11/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 11/10/2016)
Two sisters, eccentric parents, a chatty cat, and a born-again wedding...what could go wrong?
“Refreshing and witty. A fresh, affecting play.” – Time Out, New York
“Kentucky marks the full-length debut of a distinctive new voice — mouthy, sly and bourbon sweet, with the expected kick.” – New York Times
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:A Very Special Holiday Special11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/11/2016)
A Very Special Holiday Special by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth – one short holiday gem after another, opens Nov 11
Golden West College Theater Arts Department - Huntington Beach - Presents:A Piece of My Heart11/11/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/11/2016)
A Piece of My Heart is a powerful work that explores the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history.
It is the true story of six courageous American women sent to serve in Vietnam in the late 1960’s and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and the nation that shunned them.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Parade11/12/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 11/12/2016)
Parade encompasses many of the racial and cultural differences experienced right before the Civil War. This play truly grasps the audience's attention with a hard truth that manages to convey a deep message to all.
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:Masters of IllusionThursday, 11/17/2016
You’ll believe the impossible as the stars of the hit television series “Masters of Illusion” materialize on the Musco Center stage in the largest touring magic show ever produced. You’ll see grand illusions, levitation, appearances and vanishings, escapes, comedy magic, sleight-of-hand and beautiful dancers everything you could possibly imagine — and some things that you never even dreamed of!
CSUN Department of Theatre - Northridge - Presents:As You Like It11/18/2016 - 12/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/18/2016)
Shakespeare’s comedy that places the banished Rosalind in the forest of Arden where she encounters some memorable characters and perhaps, true love. A play full of disguises, mishaps and some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melissa Chalsma
CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:Robert Wilson's Letter To A Man11/18/2016 - 11/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/18/2016)
Iconic director Robert Wilson and legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov join forces on a performance based on the diaries of Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. This is the second collaboration for Wilson and Baryshnikov, and features choreography by Lucinda Childs and music by Hal Willner.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Faculty Artist SeriesSaturday, 11/19/2016
Haroutune Bedelian and Lorna Griffitt will be joined by British/Brazilian cellist David Chew OBE and British/American violist and conductor Russell Guyver in a performance of piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms. The group was founded in the 1970s in London and has since appeared in major venues internationally.