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Drama

South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Rest

3/28/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/16/2014)

by Samuel D. Hunter Directed by Martin Benson World Premiere March 28-April 27, 2014 A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down. Only three patients remain—and one of them is lost. Gerald, 91 and suffering from Alzheimers, has wandered off, leaving his wife Etta and her friend Tom.

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Costa Mesa Playhouse - Costa Mesa - Presents:
True West

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

This dark drama deals with the sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers who have recently reconnected. The younger brother, Austin, is a Hollywood screenwriter working on a screenplay while house sitting for his mother. His older brother, Lee, later appears at the house after the two have not seen each other for years. The two brothers did not have their last departure on good terms.

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Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Peter Brook / Théâtre Des Bouffes Du Nord: The Suit

4/9/2014 - 4/19/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

A tragic tale of betrayal and resentment from renowned theater and film director Peter Brook based on poignant original story by South African writer Can Themba.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Five Mile Lake

4/13/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/16/2014)

World Premiere by Rachel Bonds Directed by Daniella Topol Jamie enjoys a quiet life in his small Pennsylvania town, fixing up his grandfather's old lake house and pining after Mary, his troubled coworker. When his brother comes back to town with a new girlfriend, Jamie's peaceful world is turned upside down. A tender story about those who stay and those who go away.

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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
My Name is Asher Lev

2/15/2014 - 4/19/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

A young painter must reconcile his remarkable artistic gifts with the austere devotion required by his faith in the Los Angeles premiere of this award-winning stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel. Set in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community, Asher Lev is the powerful story of a young man’s struggle to become an artist at any cost.

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Top Girls

3/6/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

Antaeus. L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2014 season with a fully partner-cast production of the award-winning comedy by Caryl Churchill. Politics get personal in the go-getting 1980s of Margaret Thatcher's England when Marlene, who has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be.

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Petrified Forest

3/21/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

Classic romance and danger in the Arizona desert in 1935 as poet falls in love with a beautiful girl and confronts a gun-toting killer.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Proof by David Auburn

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

SLO Little Theatre presents David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, PROOF, a compelling, fresh, and very human drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old fashioned storytelling. Performances of PROOF will run April 4-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All performances take place at the SLO LITTLE THEATRE, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo.

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY

4/18/2014 - 4/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY An Evening With Patricia Ward Kelly Gene Kelly was a joyous performer. A legendary dancer, director and choreographer, he brought astonishing grace, athleticism and masculinity to the big screen.

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Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
Romeo and Juliet

4/4/2014 - 5/3/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

Presented by Independent Shakespeare Co., producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. The most famous love story of all time gets an athletic and imaginative staging in this new adaptation that incorporates dynamic choreography and visually rich design.

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The Geffen Playhouse - Westwood Village - Presents:
Slowgirl

3/12/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. "One of our FEATURED events. A very impressive cast turns in exceptional performances." - Performing Arts LIVE

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

4/10/2014 - 4/19/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

Directed by Matthew McCray Trapped first in a dead-end job and then a loveless marriage, Helen longs for a bit of joy and tenderness that her harsh and male-dominated world cannot provide. Sophie Treadwell's brilliant 1929 expressionistic play explores gender roles and the illusion of choice in contemporary society.

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Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Rabbit Hole

4/4/2014 - 4/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

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Gap in the Wall Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Doctor Anonymous

3/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

The mask comes off! Set during the Frank Rizzo campaign for mayor of Philadelphia and the dawn of Gay Pride, and loosely based on the true story of Dr. John E. Fryer, this world premiere drama by New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera.

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The Desert Rose Playhouse - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Poster Boys

3/21/2014 - 4/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

POSTER BOYS is a drama set in Los Angeles. “Ned”, played by Jason Hull, and “Will”, played by Craig Michaels, are a couple and generous supporters of LGBT causes. Because of their high visibility and philanthropy, they are solicited to be possible public plaintiffs in the Federal court legal battle against California’s controversial Proposition 8.

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Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Cuauhtemoc

3/28/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor and Hernan Cortez face each other in a final battle.

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The Visceral Company - Hollywood - Presents:
RECALL

3/21/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

The Visceral Company, winner of “best LA theater season” accolades for 2013 from review aggregate site Bitter Lemons, is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of dark science-fiction thriller RECALL by Eliza Clark. Set in a dystopian America where the government monitors and “recalls” teenagers prone to violent behavior, RECALL was very well reviewed in its inaugural New York run.

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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Snow White

4/12/2014 - 5/11/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/19/2014)

Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company proudly presents the classic tale of a beautiful young Princess who is banished into the woods by her evil step-mother the Queen so she would be the fairest in the land.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
Zombie Joe's Urban Death

4/5/2014 - 4/26/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/19/2014)

URBAN DEATH - Live Horror on Stage Zombie Joe's Underground's terrifying signature production is back, and more bad-ass than ever - diving deep into the depths of all-new inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Produced by Zombie Joe and Directed by Jana Wimer, with Original Musical Score by Christopher Reiner.

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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 - 5/29/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its third, 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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Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

4/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/17/2014)

The world's greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure at the Coronado Playhouse April 11-May 18.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Celebrate Black History Month with Center Theatre Group!

4/15/2014 - 6/1/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/16/2014)

Join Center Theatre Group for this Spring’s array of exciting new shows in Downtown Los Angeles! Works include the World Premiere production of The Tallest Tree in the Forest and the TonyAward®-winning musical Porgy and Bess.

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Moving Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fathers at a Game

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

"Fathers at a Game" is back for another blitz! After wowing critics and audiences in the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and earning a “Best of Fringe Extension,” Trey Nichols’ gripping drama comes home to Moving Arts for a four-week run.

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Mt. San Antonio College Theatre Department - Walnut - Presents:
The Diviners

4/18/2014 - 4/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/18/2014)

The Diviners is a beautiful and compelling story about forgiveness and faith - forgiveness in others, forgiveness in one's self, and faith in humanity.

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Randall Gray - Los Angeles - Presents:
Mandrake's End

4/19/2014 - 5/31/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/19/2014)

World Class Murder Mystery Novelist Byron Meade must face the challenge of his life as he deals with not only his own inner demons, but many outer evils as well. Will he survive as he grapples with powers and people he can never control, or will it finally take his life?

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Theater Arts at Caltech - Pasadena - Presents:
Dr. Keeling's Curve

Tuesday, 4/22/2014

In a major Earth Day event at Caltech on April 22, 8pm, Mike Farrell performs “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” a riveting new play by George Shea, about the life and work of climate scientist David Keeling. Before the show at 6:30, a team of scientists from Caltech and JPL will be using iPads and interactive apps developed at Caltech to engage audience members with fascinating aspects of climate science.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois

4/23/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/23/2014)

by Adam Rapp directed by Crispin Whittell World Premiere In the Nicholas Studio

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Baryshnikov Productions - Santa Monica - Presents:
Man in a Case

4/24/2014 - 5/10/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 4/24/2014)

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities.

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Critical Action - Hollywood - Presents:
Frozen

4/25/2014 - 5/31/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Bryony Lavery's powerful, poetic and provocative drama tells the story of Ralph, a serial killer, and the effects that his heinous crimes have on two women who are left to untangle the web of destruction that he leaves in his wake.

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Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"

4/25/2014 - 5/25/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

"a rich experience that all lovers of theater should rush to see" (Associated Press) "Special lyrical blend of poetry, humor and grace" (Variety)

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