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The Rubicon Theatre - Ventura - Presents:
Clarence Darrow

5/22/2016 - 6/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Rubicon Theatre’s production of CLARENCE DARROW by David W. Rintels, marks the return of Co-Founder James O’Neil to the company stage, playing one of the most controversial and intriguing figures in American history.

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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
Clybourne Park

5/13/2016 - 6/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Kentwood Players presents “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris from May 13 through June 18, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production directed by George L. Rametta and produced by Lauren A. Jarvis by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Inc.

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Son of Semele Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
That Pretty Pretty or, The Rape Play

5/21/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 5/28/2016)

Son of Semele Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Sheila Callaghan’s raucous and raunchy subversion of our culture’s distorted — often downright violent — representations of women.

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – THE LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON

Sunday, 5/29/2016

Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one-night engagement of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson.

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The City of Conversation

5/24/2016 - 6/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

The City of Conversation is a fascinating and timely look at family politics through a family in politics. A family divided. A country divided. "THE CITY OF CONVERSATION is a winner! Beautifully staged with an outstanding cast. Go!" - Performing Arts LIVE

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Diversionary Theatre Productions - San Diego - Presents:
The Boy Who Danced on Air

5/5/2016 - 6/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

“The World Premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR is a terrific production at all levels. The cast, story, music and lyrics, choreography, costumes and set are all excellent. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Hollywood

5/10/2016 - 6/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

“HOLLYWOOD by Joe DiPietro is another Broadway worthy World Premiere production for the La Jolla Playhouse. This clever whodunit is beautifully staged and masterfully directed by Christopher Ashley. The entire cast is excellent including the terrific piano accompaniment by composer Wayne Barker. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Camp David

5/13/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower, HBO’s Going Clear) brings us a riveting and moving story filled with humor, insight, and surprises, as three very different men, each devoutly committed to his faith, find that peace is possible and that hope is always the better choice.

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The Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dry Land

4/9/2016 - 5/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of a riveting new play that has critics and audiences across the U.S. abuzz. LA Times Critics' Choice

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Skylight Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The End Times

5/21/2016 - 5/29/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 5/28/2016)

CRITIC'S CHOICE - LA Times and GO! - LA Weekly "The End Times" A World Premiere written by Jesse Mu-En Shao and Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. Skylight Theatre Company and Playwrights’ Arena invite you to enter the world of a religious cult. Dare to ask the questions you haven't asked and discover the truth that will shatter your beliefs. Who do you turn to then?

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The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Birder

4/29/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Two exceptional plays, one extraordinary playwright, THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, in association with CENTER THEATRE GROUP announce the fourth show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of BIRDER, written by Julie Marie Myatt and directed by Dan Bonnell.

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The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
John Is A Father

5/12/2016 - 7/9/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 5/29/2016)

Recovering alcoholic John Owens was estranged from his family for decades before his son, a Marine, was killed in Afghanistan. Now, six years later, he receives an invitation to meet his widowed daughter-in-law and his grandson for the first time.

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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:
The Glass Menagerie

5/13/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

The Tennessee Williams classic. The Glass Menagerie, which debuted in Chicago in 1944, launched the playwriting career of Tennessee Williams, who went on to become one of the 20th Century’s most important playwrights.

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Stupid F**king Bird

5/19/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp.

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Lamplighters Community Theatre - La Mesa - Presents:
Chapter Two

5/13/2016 - 6/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Neil Simon is the definition of a theatrical legend, unparalleled in his ability to make audiences laugh and cry. His mastery of evoking both emotions is fully apparent in "Chapter Two."

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Studio C Artists - Los Angeles - Presents:
Cranky Cocky Worried Nervous

5/6/2016 - 5/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Studio C Artists is proud to present a collection of plays by playwright Dean Donofrio… CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS. The production is comprised of four irreverent and very funny short plays. Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM. $20 GA ($15 w/ “earlybird” code 24 hrs. in advance).

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Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:
Dinner With Marlene

4/22/2016 - 5/29/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

A magical new play about an actual dinner party in 1938 Paris, with singer, movie star Marlene Dietrich and a fascinating assortment of artists, writers and socialites, as Europe is coming apart at the seams.

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Raymond J. Barry - Los Angeles - Presents:
“Foreclosure or Yelling at Women Walking Their Dogs”

5/6/2016 - 5/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Veteran actor/playwright Raymond J. Barry (Born on the 4th of July, TV’s Justified) offers a new play that questions the meaning of work, the value of art, and the survival of family in a time of economic crisis.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
URBAN DEATH

4/29/2016 - 5/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Zombie Joe's Underground's fun, frightening and freaky signature horror production...

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Fugitive Kind Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
Shine Darkly, Illyria

5/20/2016 - 5/29/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

A continuation of "Twelfth Night," focusing on environmental themes. Ovation Award winning writer Meghan Brown and Ovation Award winning director Amanda McRaven re-team for a new work, Shine Darkly, Illyria.

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Four Clowns - Los Angeles - Presents:
Lunatics & Actors

4/29/2016 - 5/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

Enter the unsettling world of a 19th Century Parisian clinic where a strange experiment is about to unfold. YOU could become the next subject of the evening's scientific demonstration. Once the electro-shock therapy begins, there's no telling what will happen next…

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The Porters of Hellsgate - North Hollywood - Presents:
The Henry VI Trilogy

4/29/2016 - 6/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

The Porters will present Parts 1 and 2 of the trilogy together in a single, comprehensive play, with each part streamlined to a single act. This brisk adaptation will then be performed in rotating repertory with Henry VI Part 3. The ensemble cast includes critically acclaimed company members as well as exceptional artists new to the Porters

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Collaborative Artists Enesemble - North Hollywood - Presents:
City of Dreadful Night

5/13/2016 - 6/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/27/2016)

The dark and gritty world of the postwar 1940’s combined with Edward Hopper’s city paintings set the scene for Don Nigro’s play, City of Dreadful Night. Not a spoof or an ironic homage, Nigro has crafted a hard-boiled immersion into the shadowy, troubled, yet strangely beautiful world of classic Film Noir.

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Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:
State of the Arts Radio Series

1/14/2016 - 1/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/2/2016)

Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its fourth, critically acclaimed broadcast year, State of the Arts is hosted by Los Angeles theatre professionals Michael Sterling & Paul Stroili whose astute, entertaining, and slightly irreverent personalities have made them internet sensations!

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
tokyo fish story

5/28/2016 - 6/26/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 5/28/2016)

Kimber Lee’s beautiful play will take audiences into the mind of the chef-as-artist and bring to vibrant life the sheer exhilaration of creating bite-sized masterpieces. tokyo fish story is a gorgeous meditation on work, legacy, and the art of perfection.

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North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:
Hedda Gabler

6/1/2016 - 6/26/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 6/1/2016)

A World premiere adaptation created by the company at North Coast Rep. HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage and driven by a need for power and freedom. Discerning theatre lovers will not want to miss this freshly translated classic.

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Antaeus Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Hedda Gabler

6/2/2016 - 7/17/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 6/2/2016)

Henrik Ibsen created one of literature’s most compelling characters in this complex and enigmatic story about the newly married, beautiful and inscrutable wife of an academic trapped in a world she cannot bear. At The Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood beginning May 26.

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
A Thorn in the Family Paw

6/3/2016 - 6/26/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

Fifty years in the life of an American family.

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Samovar Subway Ensemble - Hollywood - Presents:
The Gentrification Cycle

6/3/2016 - 6/24/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

Two short plays by G.D. Kimble — "Jen Tries Vacation" and "Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps." Part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

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Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center - Hollywood - Presents:
Fool for Love

6/3/2016 - 6/26/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents, as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, a new production of Sam Shepard's Obie Award-winning play.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Bye, Bye Birdie at SLO Little Theatre

6/3/2016 - 7/2/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

SLO Little Theatre presents the Tony Award winning musical satire of the 1950’s, BYE, BYE BIRDIE.

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Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
"Weeds of Sloth"

6/3/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

“Weeds of Sloth” by Mark Bowen, directed by Jennie Hamilton, is CAT's Season Opening Production. When a girl suffering from memory loss begins seeing apparitions from the past, she confronts her overprotective older sister, who clearly knows more about the events leading up to her present condition than she's willing to let on... and the result is a shocking revelation about a blocked out past.

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The Moirai Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Lolita, Daisy, Ophelia: A Love Story

6/3/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

When 3 iconic female characters escape the traditional narratives that bind them, they finally become the subjects of, rather than objects in, their own stories. Together they discover what it means to have an autonomous voice. Devised by an ensemble of 3 women. TW: discussion of abuse and suicide.

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The Moirai Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
World Premiere of Lolita, Daisy, Ophelia: A Love Story @HFF'16

6/3/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

Three notable female characters, Lolita, Daisy and Ophelia, who are the objects, rather than the subjects, of their own stories, meet in the present day and work together to rediscover and reclaim their own narrative voices.

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American Coast Theater - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead & Hamlet - In Rep

6/3/2016 - 7/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

In Hamlet, the titular character wrestles with whether or not to kill, as the play dramatically asks the question: how much is a life worth? Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead comedically portrays the misadventures of the two supporting characters from Hamlet, musing their way through events they may or may not have control over as they face their own fate.

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Chalk Repertory Theatre - - Presents:
In Case of Emergency

6/3/2016 - 7/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

Chalk Repertory Theatre Transforms Four Private Home Garages for 'In Case of Emergency,' a New Site(s)-Specific Play About Preparing for the ‘Big One’ While Personal Disasters Get in the Way. Performances take place in Montrose, Atwater Village, and Pasadena

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The Moving Art Collective, as a part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival - Los Angeles - Presents:
Metamorphosis

6/3/2016 - 6/26/2016 (next performance: Friday, 6/3/2016)

The Moving Art Collective recreates Kafka’s novella into a movement-based piece telling the story of Gregor Samsa, an overworked traveling salesman who one morning wakes from uneasy dreams to find he is transformed into a monstrous vermin.

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The Moving Art Collective, as a part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival - Los Angeles - Presents:
Thirteen's Spring

6/4/2016 - 6/25/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 6/4/2016)

Thirteen’s Spring, written by Amanda Jane Shank, is a poetic take on The Diary of Anne Frank and the stories of families affected by the Holocaust. A delicate coming of age piece, it dwells on the sense of interruption felt by so many individuals and families in that moment in history.

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Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2016 Summer Season

6/4/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 6/4/2016)

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare’s death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S.

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Friends of SOCSA - Dana Point - Presents:
SOCSA Showcase 2016 - MASQUERADE!

Saturday, 6/4/2016

The South Orange County School of the Arts (“SOCSA”) at Dana Hills High School celebrates 20 years of SOCSA!

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