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Drama

Patio Playhouse - Escondido - Presents:
In a Forest Dark and Deep

7/11/2014 - 7/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

On a dark and stormy night, all Bobby thought he was doing was helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the forest. But in this cabin of lies nothing is as it seems and the truth refuses to be packed away. What is she hiding? Does he really want to find out? In A Forest, Dark And Deep is a dark journey into sibling rivalry escalating into a psychological thriller bursting with savage conflict.

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SheerNerve Prods. & BuyArt - Los Angeles - Presents:
Sacred Elephant

7/24/2014 - 8/17/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

The continued existence of elephants in the coming decades is open to question. Attention must be paid, as the fate of the elephants casts a reflection on what will happen to us.

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Broken Hand Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
In A Dark Dark House

7/23/2014 - 8/31/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, July 26 thru Aug. 31 at the Matrix Theatre.

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Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov

7/18/2014 - 9/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 7/26/2014)

Chekhov’s last play and one of his greatest works. A dramatic comic ode to a passing way of life. This lively, touching play illuminates the joys of a new world being born, the sorrows of an old world passing away and the timelessness of the human condition.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Torrance - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Wilson Park

Friday, 7/25/2014

Shakespeare by the Sea presents Hamlet, Prince of Denmark An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Brothers Size

5/30/2014 - 9/14/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

Shirley Jo Finney, director of the Fountain Theatre’s multiple award-winning production of In the Red and Brown Water in 2012, returns to direct the second play in Tarell Alvin McCraney's “Brother/Sister Plays” trilogy. “Powerful acting leads the way in this richly emotional work by Tarell Alvin McCraney. It is a real winner and one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
The Curse of Oedipus

6/12/2014 - 8/10/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers that reiterates generation upon generation. Casey Stangl directs the world premiere of The Curse of Oedipus, written by Kenneth Cavander and developed by The Antaeus Company.

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New Zealand’s Bare Hunt Collective and Hollywood’s Stella Adler Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
Munted

7/3/2014 - 7/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

MUNTED magnifies the strength of the human spirit and shows how a community can unite in the wake of such a tragedy. It is a show that gives a voice to a community that you wouldn’t hear otherwise. This is a piece of theater that shows what it is to come together. It is for YOU, YOUR family and YOUR community.

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Coeurage Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Andronicus

7/11/2014 - 8/17/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

Adapted by Jeremy Lelliott from Shakespeare's original horror play "The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus."

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Othello

7/18/2014 - 7/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

From New York’s Shakespeare in the Park to Balboa Park, Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein makes his debut on the Globe’s outdoor stage with one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

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Theatricum Botanicum Repertory - Topanga - Presents:
Lear

6/7/2014 - 9/28/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 7/26/2014)

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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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, 7/31/2014)

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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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
A Streetcar Named Desire

7/25/2014 - 9/7/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

The Group Rep presents Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire directed by L. Flint Esquerra, produced by Kellie Brook Malone for the Group Rep. This Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

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Tim Robbins, Director - Culver City - Presents:
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Tim Robbins

7/24/2014 - 8/30/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

The Actors' Gang Returns to LA with "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Tim Robbins For a month this summer, The Actors’ Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Actors’ Gang Theater in Culver City.

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The Inkwell Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Luigi

7/24/2014 - 8/16/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

When the patriarch of an Italian family is in his last days, relatives gather in Tuscany to celebrate life, love, and to rediscover the bonds that hold them together.

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Paternus

7/25/2014 - 8/9/2014 (next performance: Friday, 7/25/2014)

A relentless snowstorm strands father and son with only their RV for protection. Survival plans become paramount, temperatures drop, and food begins to run out as this powerful and gripping situation burrows below the surface of their relationship…during what might become their final days together.

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Skylight Theatre Company - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Sexual Life of Savages

7/27/2014 - 8/10/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 7/27/2014)

"How many people have you slept with?" Everyman Hal is about to discover all the baggage this answer will entail. With fierce humor and candor, The Sexual Life of Savages follows the lives of a group of young people thrust into a new sexual era and forced to come to terms with its shifting definitions of tolerance, empathy, and morality.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Irvine - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Irvine Valley College

Friday, 8/1/2014

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Happy Hour

8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 8/2/2014)

A world premiere staged reading starring Gavin MacLeod (television's Mary Tyler Moore and The Love Boat) and Michael Shaw, Artistic Director of Dezart Performs

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
Festival of Living Art!

8/2/2014 - 9/6/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 8/2/2014)

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is proud to bring the world's greatest paintings, sculpture and popular art to pulsating-life on stage.

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Josepel LLC - Santa Monica - Presents:
New Eyes

Sunday, 8/3/2014

"NEW EYES", 4 YEAR SMASH-HIT ONE WOMAN SHOW BACK AT SANTA MONICA PLAYHOUSE 18 characters, 2 countries, 1 Israeli woman's struggle to maintain her identity in America

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Encino - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Los Encinos State Historic Park

Wednesday, 8/6/2014

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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Shakespeare in The Vines - Temecula - Presents:
The Tempest

8/7/2014 - 8/23/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 8/7/2014)

Shakespeare in The Vines presents "The Tempest" under the stars at Europa Village Winery. The Tempest is one of William Shakespeare's most enjoyable and magical plays. It's stormy, seductive – you might even call it tempestuous.

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Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:
Spring Awakening

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

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Time Stands Still

8/8/2014 - 9/6/2014 (next performance: Friday, 8/8/2014)

A moving story of relationships, mid-life crises and the ties of friendship, written by Donald Margulies. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin returns home into the care of her long-time lover James. Sarah is caught off guard by his desire for family and amused by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Manhattan Beach - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Polliwog Park

Friday, 8/8/2014

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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Zombie Joe - Los Angeles - Presents:
URBAN DEATH at Los Angeles Halloween Convention

8/9/2014 - 8/10/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 8/9/2014)

Urban Death at ScareLA Los Angeles Halloween Convention at LA Mart Buy ticket before the event and save 20%! See TICKET link below: Use discount code: ZJUSCARE to save 20% off admission

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John Perrin Flynn and Brenda Davidson - Los Angeles - Presents:
Penelope

6/14/2014 - 8/10/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 8/10/2014)

Let the games begin! With a nod to reality TV and homage paid to the Greeks, this snarling black comedy journeys through atonement and redemption…as only Enda Walsh could write it.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Laguna Niguel - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Crown Valley Park

Sunday, 8/10/2014

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - South Pasadena - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Garfield Park

Wednesday, 8/13/2014

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Oswald

8/13/2014 - 9/4/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 8/13/2014)

Written by Dennis Richard and based on the bristling and explosive actual interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald, this play delivers one of the most engrossing battles ever brought to the stage. A defiant, 24-year-old, tight-lipped young man goes up against the best homicide detective in the Dallas Police Department. “…adeptly crafted work.” – Ernest Kearney

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Shakespeare by the Sea - San Pedro - Presents:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Point Fermin Park

6/19/2014 - 8/15/2014 (next performance: Friday, 8/15/2014)

An agonizing prince, a counterfeit king, duplicitous queen, a tragic heroine, a troupe of actors and a ghost are woven into dramatic tale without equal.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Tempest

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

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 Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts - La Mirada - Presents:
Good People

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

In South Boston, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path. * Contains mature language and themes.

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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
ORPHANS

7/12/2014 - 10/18/2014 (next performance: Friday, 9/12/2014)

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for “ORPHANS” by Lyle Kessler on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 12:00-4:00pm and Sunday, July 13, from 6:00-9:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. Production dates are September 12 to October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Paradigm Talent Agency.

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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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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
The Royale

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

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Bus Stop by William Inge

11/14/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/14/2014)

Set in 1955, a blustery winter storm has hit the Midwest, and a busload of travelers from Kansas City must stop and spend the night at a small diner outside of Topeka, Kansas. Two young lovers, Cherie and Bo play out their courtship and discover that part of the journey is not knowing where you are headed. Bus Stop is an American classic.

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

Friday, 1/23/2015

This year marks the 59th consecutive year for this remarkable, award-winning one man show. Hal Holbrook has performed Mark Twain Tonight every year since 1954, making it perhaps the longest running show in theatre history. Hal Holbrook's portrayal of American icon Mark Twain reaches across boundaries and appeals to audiences of all ages.

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The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
The Twenty-Seventh Man

2/14/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 2/14/2015)

In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times.

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The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
The White Snake

3/21/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/21/2015)

One of the true geniuses of the American theatre makes her long-awaited San Diego debut with The White Snake! Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman creates an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:
Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Saturday, 3/28/2015

One of the most influential modern British dramatists—with a writing career that spanned fifty years, and included a Nobel Prize for Literature—Harold Pinter was an outspoken, enigmatic man who left a literary legacy when he died in 2008.

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The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Rich Girl

5/23/2015 - 6/21/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 5/23/2015)

An exciting new American play. Claudine’s mother has it all: she’s wealthy, successful, and famous. Claudine is awkward, shy and forever living in her mother’s shadow.

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:
Teddy Tonight!

Sunday, 2/22/2015

Starring Laurence Luckinbill Emmy-winning and Tony®-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight! The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.

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Shakespeare in The Vines - Temecula - Presents:
Henry V

7/10/2014 - 7/26/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 7/26/2014)

Shakespeare in The Vines presents "Henry V" under the stars at Europa Village Winery.

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Hollywood Youth Theatre - Burbank - Presents:
Summer Acting Camps

7/12/2014 - 8/2/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 7/26/2014)

Come be a part of another excellent summer with HYT with four different camps to choose from. Week-long camps starting at $225

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Artisans Union & Fremont Centre Theatre - South Pasadena - Presents:
Artisan's Union: Family

Sunday, 7/27/2014

A Variety Show featuring dance, improv, comedy and more, connected by the theme of Family.

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Mahoobla Productions, David Svengalis - Hollywood - Presents:
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute

7/27/2014 - 9/7/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 7/27/2014)

Winner of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival's Encore! Producers Award, Mahoobla Productions presents Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute.

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Hollywood Youth Theatre - Burbank - Presents:
Screen Acting Camp for Kids

7/28/2014 - 8/2/2014 (next performance: Monday, 7/28/2014)

Experience acting for Film & TV

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Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Three Crazy Girls and One Stink Boy

8/1/2014 - 8/17/2014 (next performance: Friday, 8/1/2014)

August 1 – Aug. 17, 2014: “Three Crazy Girls and One Stink Boy” - A true to life story written and directed by Tanya Fuad. Post civil war Liberia four orphaned siblings struggle to come to terms with their past while adjusting to a new life in the United States. Oreta, the oldest is haunted by images of war, but finds no reprieve from her pain, as her younger sisters are simply trying to move on

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Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:
NTLive - A Small Family Business

Sunday, 8/3/2014

Broadcast from London in HD Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for B

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STAR Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:
STAR Theatre Company Auditions A FEW GOOD MEN

Tuesday, 8/5/2014

Aaron Sorkin’s breakthrough stage production A Few Good Men, opening September 26th 2014. First produced on Broadway in 1989 and inspiring an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder.

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New Play Cafe - San Diego - Presents:
Legends (in ten minutes or less)

9/6/2014 - 9/21/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 9/6/2014)

New Play Cafe and Enterprise Theatre present “Legends (in ten minutes or less)” featuring new short plays by local playwrights, served with dessert and beverages, at DeMi Café Café in University Heights. Performs Sept. 6-21. 1735 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116. Call (619) 663-4852 or visit http://newplaycafe.com/shows.

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Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:
NTLive - Medea

Sunday, 9/21/2014

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

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