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Drama

The Blank Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
The Why

9/16/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

A tragicomedy by Victor Kaufold, directed by Daniel Henning. "The Why" is a fast-paced tragicomedy — one part modern satire, one part honest investigation.

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
Kiss Me, Kate

9/16/2014 - 10/12/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

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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Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:
RACE

9/2/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

“RACE is top shelf all the way! The entire cast is terrific and the story is full of intrigue and suspense. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Tempest

8/29/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

A hit both in Las Vegas and the East Coast, The Tempest is a coming together of a creative dream team. This is more than just a play, it's an event to behold!

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Kingdom City

9/4/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

By Sheri Wilner Directed by Jackson Gay A 20th CENTURY CLASSIC INCITES A 21st CENTURY SHOWDOWN When displaced New York director Miriam finds herself in Kingdom City, Missouri, she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. The play unlocks the students’ unspoken desires, creating a firestorm in this small Christian town.

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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, 9/24/2014)

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

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Psyche Productions, LLC in association with Greenway Arts Alliance - Hollywood - Presents:
PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera

8/29/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 9/25/2014)

Every “Once Upon A Time” began with her. In this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth about the "original" princess, PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera is a stylistic musical hybrid of post-modernism and rock. A theatrical fever dream where the human princess Psyche and the god Eros fall wildly in love, but Aphrodite and Psyche’s evil sisters may have other plans.

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Skylight Theatre Company & Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
BULRUSHER

8/23/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

'CRITIC'S CHOICE' LA Times 'GO!' LA Weekly. A multiracial orphan girl, growing up in a predominantly white California town in the 1950's, discovers an entirely new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears in her world. Lyrically brimming with passion and humor, Bulrusher is about how we move forward in our lives by learning from our past.

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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, 9/26/2014)

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, 9/25/2014)

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

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Maple and Vine

9/19/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 9/25/2014)

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

9/12/2014 - 10/5/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

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

9/5/2014 - 10/11/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

The Whitefire Theatre is honoring the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "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. Opens: Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8PM Runs: September 6 - October 11 Fridays/Saturdays at 8PM

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

9/5/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

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

8/22/2014 - 10/11/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

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

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

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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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
ORPHANS

9/12/2014 - 10/18/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

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

9/12/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/26/2014)

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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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
DUMMIES

9/6/2014 - 10/4/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 9/27/2014)

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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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, 9/25/2014)

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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Theatricum Botanicum Repertory - Topanga - Presents:
Lear

6/7/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 9/28/2014)

June 7-Sept. 28, Main Stage Welcome to a bold, new “Lear” for the 21st century. Actress Ellen Geer assumes the title role as aging Queen Lear who divides her kingdom to test the loyalty of her three loving sons. With its daring reversal of genders, Theatricum’s “Lear” is an insightful meditation on power, love, aging, and the role of men and women in society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
Melissa Arctic

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

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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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Marjorie Prime

9/10/2014 - 10/19/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

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

9/16/2014 - 10/26/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

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

9/17/2014 - 11/2/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/23/2014)

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece "The Trip to Bountiful," begins performances at the Ahmanson Theatre September 17 and continues through November 2, 2014. The opening is September 26. Cast members Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood ...

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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Sleeping Beauty

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

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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Hudson Theatricals - Los Angeles - Presents:
Hudson Theatricals presents Three Critically Acclaimed Shows

8/23/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 9/27/2014)

Don Reed, Michael Airington, and Palmer Davis bring their own critically-acclaimed shows to the Hudson Backstage Theatre weekends through September: • Don Reed’s Comedy Shows (Can You Dig It? and Semi-Famous) • Oh My Goodness It’s Paul Lynde starring Michael Airington • Suburban Showgirl starring Palmer Davis

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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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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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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
The Royale

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

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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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