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Drama

Hera&Asteria Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo

10/7/2014 - 10/14/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 10/7/2014)

Franca Rame and Dario Fo's satirical comedy about women in crisis stars Francesca Fanti.

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Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Trip to Bountiful

9/17/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

“THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is one trip you MUST take! We don’t get to see this caliber of acting in Los Angeles that often. It’s a privilege to witness this all-star cast at work. Tony Award winning Cicely Tyson received one of the loudest and longest standing ovations that I can recall at the Ahmanson....

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Kingdom City

9/4/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

“The world premiere production of Kingdom City is a winner. An outstanding script laced with religious turmoil, moral confusion, strong will and compelling dialog that moves quickly and keeps you engaged to the end. The cast is excellent with several standout performances and they are directed to near perfection. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
Kiss Me, Kate

9/16/2014 - 10/12/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

Wayne Brady Starring In KISS ME, KATE Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack Directed by Sheldon Epps KISS ME, KATE represents the legendary Cole Porter at his very best.

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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment - La Mirada - Presents:
Good People

9/19/2014 - 10/12/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

From Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire comes this comedic drama about how twists of fate determine our path.

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
Choir Boy - West Coast Premiere

9/16/2014 - 10/26/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

The Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy, by MacArthur Fellow, Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Trip Cullman, which opens September 26 in the Gil Cates Theatre at the Geffen Playhouse.

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Maple and Vine

9/19/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Katha and her husband Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950's reenactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic Eisenhower America, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

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The Blank Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
The Why

9/16/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

A tragicomedy by Victor Kaufold, directed by Daniel Henning. “An awesome cast is directed to perfection in THE WHY at The Blank Theatre. This tragicomedy at the same time will make you laugh and deliberate on a very serious and complex subject that unfortunately seems to be the news all too often these days. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!" – Performing Arts LIVE

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Los Angeles LGBT Center - Hollywood - Presents:
The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

9/17/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

The Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center at the Los Angeles LGBT Center presents Edward Albee's celebrated play "The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?"

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The Colony Theatre - Burbank - Presents:
"What I Learned in Paris"

9/4/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/2/2014)

“Funny, thought-provoking, and engaging.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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DramaDogs - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Dance Me to the End of Love

9/26/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/2/2014)

Eight short plays delving into the human condition cover everything from relationships between friends, family members, teacher and student, to the stage. Comedic, serious, poignant… the stories are short but the plays will have you thinking long after the lights have come down.

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
Smoke and Mirrors

9/5/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Back by popular demand, the theatrical magic show “Smoke and Mirrors” returns to NoHo with new illusions, more drama and audience favorite acts of mind-bending entertainment. Fresh from this year’s NYC preview, the heartfelt comic drama hailed as "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and a “GO!” in the LA Weekly, is set for its limited local run through Nov. 2.

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VAGABOND - North Hollywood - Presents:
9 Circles by Bill Cain

9/12/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

A psychological thriller based on actual events, 9 Circles tells the story of an American soldier on trial for his life.

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The Whitefire Theatre - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
BURIED CHILD Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

The Whitefire Theatre honors the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Buried Child" with a production directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Scott Disharoon. In this searing family drama, Shepard takes a macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret. Runs: September 6 - October 12 Fridays/Saturdays at 8PM Sunday Oct. 12 at 2:00pm

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John Ruskin, Michael Myers and Robert Cannon - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Face in the Reeds

8/22/2014 - 10/11/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

While Passover is a celebration of freedom, it is also a quarrel about the meaning of freedom, the value of life, and the shadow of death, which symbolically “passes over” the house. This night is different from all other nights and of course, this being a Jewish family, it is also a comedy. We're all going to die--but first, you should eat.

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
Melissa Arctic

9/26/2014 - 11/15/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

MELISSA ARCTIC is Craig Wright’s re-imagining of The Winter's Tale, where romance and joy are resurrected from grief through the redemptive power of art. Set against the backdrop of small town Minnesotan life, the lives of barber Leonard Mattson (Leontes) his wife Mina (Hermione), and their childhood friend and successful industrialist Paul (Polixenes) are forever changed when jealousy and suspicion arise and a series of coincidences occur. Original music and lyrics by Wright add a unique dimension to this story of tragedy and rebirth.

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Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Women Of Juarez / Las Mujeres DeJuarez

9/12/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

THE WOMEN OF JUAREZ is the story of a mother searching for her missing daughter only to discover an intricate web of misogyny, police and political corruption. The case of the women of Juarez begins in 1993. Since then, over 600 women have been reported missing and the bodies of more tan 400 murdered victims have been found. Most of the victims are dark-skinned young factory workers.

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Star Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:
A Few Good Men

9/26/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Directed By: Star Theatre Company Artistic Director, David Schulz The Star Theatre Company presents Aaron Sorkin’s breakthrough stage production A Few Good Men, opening September 26th 2014.

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The Zephyr Theatre - West Hollywood - Presents:
LOW HANGING FRUIT World Premiere Drama

9/11/2014 - 10/26/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

The Zephyr Theatre presents the world premiere of “Low Hanging Fruit” written by Robin Bradford, directed by Lee Sankowich. The play centers around four homeless women, all combat vets of Iraq/Afghanistan. Without support from society, the women face their toughest battles trying to make their way on the mean streets of LA's Skid Row.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Ghost in the Meadow

9/26/2014 - 10/25/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Fans of old fashioned ghost stories will enjoy this creepy thriller by Joe Simonelli. When two sisters relocate from Manhattan to an old farm house in upstate New York, they soon realize that they may not be alone in the house. An old boyfriend drops in to visit, and when the strange occurrences continue he calls on the services of a psychic colleague to try to quell the restless spirits.

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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
ORPHANS

9/26/2014 - 10/18/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Kentwood Players presents “ORPHANS” by Lyle Kessler from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
DUMMIES

9/6/2014 - 10/4/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/4/2014)

DUMMIES - Robert Riemer's exciting 1930's depression-era drama about a southern family dealing with their demons, resentments, and aspirations...

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
The Pavilion by Craig Wright

9/18/2014 - 10/10/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

When high school sweethearts reunite after a 20-year separation, they share a soulful meditation on the nature of time, forgiveness, and loneliness.

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

4/3/2014 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/2/2014)

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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Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

10/3/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

William Shakespeare's brilliant rendition of the story of the fall of the great Roman Dictator Julius Caesar.

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
Three Sisters

10/3/2014 - 10/12/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov Directed by John Polak

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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Sleeping Beauty

9/27/2014 - 11/9/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/4/2014)

Creating Arts Company is proud to bring to life another beloved Princess tale! When the King and Queen are blessed with a lovely baby girl, Princess Aurora, an evil sorceress cast a spell on the newborn Princess.

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STAGEStheatre - Fullerton - Presents:
Accomplice

10/3/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/3/2014)

Accomplice begins as your typical English thriller, set in a country house, as a sex-starved wife and her lover plan to murder her stuffy husband. The husband is... Well, we'd love to tell you more, but the fun of a mystery is in letting it's secrets be revealed in due time...

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St. Paul's Cathedral - San Diego - Presents:
A Land Twice Promised

Monday, 10/6/2014

A Land Twice Promised - An Evening with Noa Baum. St. Paul’s Cathedral is delighted to welcome noted storyteller Noa Baum, who offers a dramatic presentation of the human story behind the rhetoric surrounding the Holy Land.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Marjorie Prime

9/10/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

An exquisitely crafted and compelling story of memory, loss and love that transcends the passing of life. This poignant new drama invites you on a twisty ride to uncharted theatrical terrain. In the age of artificial intelligence, how do you compute the reality of loss and keep your loved ones from becoming a distant memory?

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
True West

9/25/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/1/2014)

By Sam Shepard Directed by Sean Murray Ultimate Sibling Rivalry Austin simply wants to focus on finishing his screenplay. But when his petty-thief of a brother, Lee, barges into a meeting with a producer and hijacks Austin's script, it sets off a sibling war to rival Cain and Abel as both brothers struggle for identity.

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Fool for Love

9/24/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/2/2014)

By Sam Shepard Directed by Sean Murray Passionate, Sexy, Intense "Sam Shepard's purest and most beautiful play." New York Daily News

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
The Royale

10/4/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/4/2014)

Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Venus in Fur

10/5/2014 - 10/26/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 10/5/2014)

by David Ives directed by Casey Stangl Auditioning for the stage version of a 19th century erotic novel, Vanda mysteriously becomes her character. But will the power play for sexual dominance be limited to the stage?

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The Laguna Playhouse - Laguna Beach - Presents:
The Year of Magical Thinking

10/8/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/8/2014)

Based on Joan Didion’s Nation Book Award-winning memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking is the remarkable story of loss, journey, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. Starring Linda Purl, the New York Times calls the play “moving and elegiac.”

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

10/9/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/9/2014)

As the great war rages in Europe, two lovers risk their lives for the right to marry. Set in 1918 on South Carolina’s Gullah Coast, Wedding Band is the profoundly poignant and affecting story of Julia and Herman who yearn to be together as husband and wife, but are held apart by society's mores and laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Gregg T. Daniel directs a fully partner-cast revival.

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The Rainbow Theatre Co. in assn. with Edgemar Center for the Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:
Train to Zakopane

10/9/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/9/2014)

A true story of love and hate. It’s been said that the other side of love is hate. But is it possible that the other side of hate is love?

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR Haunted Theatre Attraction

10/10/2014 - 11/1/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/10/2014)

An all-new labyrinth of terror rises from the catacombs... Urban Death Tour of Terror Maze AND Show!

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Anaheim Community Theater (ACT) - Anaheim - Presents:
The Diary of Anne Frank

10/10/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/10/2014)

Can one life make a difference? Anne Frank proves that it can. In this powerful adaptation, her diary comes to life, and Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Her writing confronts her rapidly changing life, and the increasing horror of her time, with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

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Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:
Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets

10/10/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/10/2014)

Cerritos College invites you, your friends, family and student groups to come and enjoy Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets, opening Friday, October 10th.

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The Laguna Playhouse - Laguna Beach - Presents:
Linda Purl starring in The Year of Magical Thinking

10/11/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/11/2014)

Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING is a remarkable story of journey, loss and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. This play is a tribute to an extraordinary marriage and a love letter to Didion’s daughter.

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STAGEStheatre - Fullerton - Presents:
Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth

10/11/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/11/2014)

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the university, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, a tale that's as impossible to disprove as it is to verify.

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Stage Door Repertory Theatre - Anaheim - Presents:
Sleuth

10/11/2014 - 11/1/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 10/11/2014)

Milo Tindle and Andrew Wyke have something in common - Andrew's wife. In an attempt to find a way out of this, without costing Andrew a fortune in alimony, he suggests that Milo pretend to rob his house, and then let him claim the insurance on the stolen property. The plot thickens in a deadly serious and seriously twisted game, with dangerous consequences.

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Ebony Repertory Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Emmy Winner Keith David in "Paul Robeson"

10/16/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 10/16/2014)

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents “Paul Robeson” starring two-time Emmy Award Winner Keith David, in a powerful chronicle of his life.

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The Actors' Co-op - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Diviners

10/17/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Friday, 10/17/2014)

This Depression-era fable weaves the humorous, beautiful, and tragic into the story of a disturbed young boy and his friendship with a conflicted preacher in southern Indiana.  A powerfully theatrical journey, both touching and compelling by one of Los Angeles’ most acclaimed playwrights.

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