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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Reborning

1/21/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Launching the Fountain Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp — and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls — in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn—a darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing.

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Lamb's Players Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1/23/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

The effervescent musical about the boy with the amazing coat-of-many-colors who changed the course of history.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult

1/23/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice Writers:Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy On the Segerstrom Stage Southern California Exclusive!

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
The Whipping Man

2/3/2015 - 3/1/2015 (next performance: Tuesday, 2/3/2015)

February 3 - March 1, 2015 THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez Directed by Martin Benson Presented in Association with South Coast Repertory Stage and television star Charlie Robinson plays Simon in this Obie Award-winning drama The New York Times proclaimed “haunting and powerful.”

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Smoke and Mirrors

1/15/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

The magic continues at the Odyssey Theatre! “Smoke and Mirrors” The L.A. Times Critic’s Choice magical hit moves to the Westside on Jan. 17 – March 15.

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Having Our Say

1/21/2015 - 2/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years Emily Mann, adapted from the book Having Our Say by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and amusing anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals.

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The Desert Rose Playhouse - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

1/16/2015 - 2/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Old friends can be a blessing and a curse. When famous dancer/choreographer Gregory opens his Dutchess County summer house for three summer weekends, his old friends troop out from law offices, rehearsal studios and AIDS clinics to sun themselves by the lake. “Strong performances by an excellent cast! The play has become a classic.” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:
30th Annual Plays by Young Writers Festival

1/24/2015 - 2/1/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Playwrights Project presents its 30th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers at The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe on January 22 - February 1, 2015. The festival will feature winning scripts from its California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under.

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

1/9/2015 - 2/14/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Kentwood Players kicks off its 65th Anniversary Year by presenting “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde from Friday, January 9 to Saturday, February 14, 2015 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.

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Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Bernstein Legacy

Sunday, 2/1/2015

Music Director Carl St.Clair offers a heartfelt tribute to the man he calls the greatest influence on his musical life — the legendary Leonard Bernstein, who once remarked, “I can’t live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it or thinking about it.” Learn more about Bernstein in Alan Chapman's Concert Preview:https://soundcloud.com/pacificsymphony/preview-talk-for-the-love-of-berns

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Sierra Madre Playhouse and Colburn Conservatory of Music - Sierra Madre - Presents:
A Walk in the Woods

1/23/2015 - 2/21/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Two diplomats attempt to stave off global conflict.

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Aquila Morong Studio - North Hollywood - Presents:
Time Stands Still

1/16/2015 - 2/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Donald Margulies Aquila Morong Studio is proud to present TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Donald Margulies, and with an impressive line-up of actors, under the direction of Vicky Jenson. Opening January 17th, through February 8th, 2015.

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Moth Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Proof

1/15/2015 - 2/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play in a new production directed by John Markland.

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Alexandra Guarnieri - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Train Zakapone

12/18/2014 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Los Angeles theater: Broadway Shows, Musicals, Plays and Concerts Presents The Train Zakapone A true story of hate and love explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments. It is a compelling love story that lays bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one.

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The Found Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Feral Child

1/30/2015 - 2/1/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Feral Child is a performance art piece centering around Greta, a distraught young woman, and her perspective of societal constructs. After throwing a tantrum, she fragments her personality into six facets: Logic, Confusion, Sullen, Manic, Curiosity, and Maternal. Through the use of absurdism, movement, dialogue, and five badass players, this original piece explores the nonsense that is "the civilized world."

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Anna Christie

1/17/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/31/2015)

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
Ghosts of the Underground

1/30/2015 - 2/21/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group embraces their 2015 season with their all-new thrillingly-haunting theatrical experience, revolving around a mysterious disappearance. Featuring live music and riveting dance in this all-encompassing, "in-the-round" spectacular!

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Coeurage Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Pitchfork Disney

1/29/2015 - 3/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

British playwright Philip Ridley's first play (1991), directed by Rebecca Eisenberg. First time in Los Angeles.

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Skylight Theatre Company - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Disconnection

1/25/2015 - 2/21/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

An aging cult founder faces the end of his life in isolation and regret. DISCONNECTION travels across seven years in the life of a successful lawyer, his piano instructor mentor, and his estranged daughter as each comes to terms with their involvement in "The Church." Based on contemporary events and today's headlines, DISCONNECTION is a provocative and powerful indictment of doctrinal intrusion in personal relationships.

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All the Way West Productions - Hollywood - Presents:
A Woman Called Truth

1/22/2015 - 3/1/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

In honor of Black History Month, Sojourner Truth’s story is recreated for the stage in a powerful, musically infused, award-winning play that combines her actual words with slave songs and spirituals of the period. A remarkable figure in history, the wit, courage and wisdom of a woman proves still timely and relevant today as she was over 200 years ago.

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Biola Theatre in cooperation with the Conservatory of Music - La Mirada - Presents:
Camelot

2/6/2015 - 2/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

For the first time in many years, Biola’s Music & Theatre departments have joined together to produce an award-winning classic of musical theatre, Camelot. We invite you to join us for this fantastic show.

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Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:
Dracula by William McNulty

2/6/2015 - 2/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

This production of Drracula is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

2/6/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

adapted by Dwayne Hartford, adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo On the Julianne Argyros Stage Theatre for Young Audiences

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Stars of Tomorrow Children's Theater - Yucaipa - Presents:
Love in a Time of War

2/6/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

Based on True WWII stories, this powerful drama explores LOVE of many shades parental love, brotherly love, romantic love, love of country, love of family and love of freedom.

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Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:
Dracula by William McNulty

2/6/2015 - 2/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

The Classic Dracula from William McNulty's perspective with PAPA director perspective

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Foodie Friday at La Jolla Playhouse

Friday, 2/6/2015

Theatergoers with a love for beer and delicious eats are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks, plus a complimentary microbrew tasting! (Note: Cost of food is not included in the ticket price. Please bring cash or credit card for food trucks.)

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Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:
Pride and Prejudice

2/6/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/6/2015)

This adaptation of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel is a light, whimsical look at three daughters – two of whom are eager to marry and one who will not journey down the aisle. The “original romantic comedy” features the timeless characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

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USC School of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
MFA Acting Spring Repertory: The Seagull

2/7/2015 - 3/7/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 2/7/2015)

By Anton Chekhov. Translated by Paul Schmidt. Directed by Kate Burton.

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Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:
"SITUACIÓN: DESAPARECIDO"

Wednesday, 2/11/2015

Presented En Español / In Spanish

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Deaf West Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Buffalo

2/12/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 2/12/2015)

Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regulars Troy Kotsur and Paul Raci along with Cal State L.A.

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REDCAT - Los Angeles - Presents:
Cineastas

2/12/2015 - 2/21/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 2/12/2015)

Four filmmakers in Buenos Aires each start a new project, not knowing that the creative process will change their lives forever.

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Point Loma Playhouse - Point Loma - Presents:
Talley's Folly

2/13/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/13/2015)

Just in time for Valentines Day we present Talley's Folly. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the season. TALLEY'S FOLLY deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman.

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USC School of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
MFA Acting Spring Repertory: Blood Match

2/14/2015 - 3/5/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 2/14/2015)

By Oliver Mayer. Translated and inspired by the play Bodas de Sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca. Directed by David Bridel.

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Echo Theater Company - Atwater Village - Presents:
Fugue

2/14/2015 - 3/22/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 2/14/2015)

How can composers Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Tchaikovskyand Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season’s Firemen, named one of the “Best Stage Plays of 2014” by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale.

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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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Zephyr Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
Finding Nick

2/19/2015 - 3/27/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 2/19/2015)

Actor Nicholas Guest (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Long Riders, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Frozen, and Tangled) explores a lifetime in search of an identity through live music, poetry and multiple personalities. Musicians Tony Carafone (guitar), Hillary Smith (cello), and Elizabeth Guest (additional vocals) accompany Nicholas, who plays the guitar and sings during the performance.

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Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Stop Kiss

2/25/2015 - 3/1/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/25/2015)

Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed and even ended.

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El Camino College Center for the Arts - Torrance - Presents:
The Laramie Project

2/27/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 2/27/2015)

Moises Kaufman’s “astonishing…examination of the American psyche” will take El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium by storm at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 27, 28 and March 6,7 and at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

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Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
The English Bride

3/5/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 3/5/2015)

The mystery wasn’t what happened the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, this play centers around an Israeli agent’s desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, “A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around.”

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Palos Verdes Performing Arts - Rolling Hills Estates - Presents:
The Diary of Anne Frank

3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)

In this gripping and powerful new adaptation of the original script based on Anne Frank’s iconic diary, Anne emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

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Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & SITI Company: A Rite

3/6/2015 - 3/7/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)

This powerful dance-theater collaboration seamlessly joins minds, bodies and voices for a riveting reflection on Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score, "Rite of Spring."

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Taking Sides

3/6/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/6/2015)

Riveting life and death drama in the social minefield of post-Nazi Germany.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
The Electra Project

3/7/2015 - 3/15/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/7/2015)

This anthropological project aims to be a practical artistic experiment, as well as a meditation on the cross-cultural approaches that ancient Greek tragedy is generating when performed in our time. Maniutiu has written The Electra Project based on both Sophocles’ and Euripides’ tragedies entitled Electra. That Greek tragedy was a musical performance is a fact that has fallen into oblivion.

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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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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
LOOSE ENDS

3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Friday, 3/27/2015)

Paul is a Peace Corps dropout and Susan is in freefall when they meet on a beach in Bali. Fast-forward to their married life and she is a successful photographer, he a prominent film editor and trouble threatens their relationship. Set in the raging 1970’s, this is powerful drama.

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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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Theatre 29 - Twentynine Palms - Presents:
Wait Until Dark

4/10/2015 - 5/9/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/10/2015)

A Thriller by Frederick Knott Directed by Benjamin Bees

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Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent Performed by Jean-Michel Richaud

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/17/2015)

Author Leonard Nimoy paints a thoughtful imaginary scenario using excerpts and reminiscences from more than 500 letters exchanged between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo, told through a riveting one-man performance from acclaimed French actor Jean-Michel Richaud.

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Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:
"Love and Information"

4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/22/2015)

By Caryl Churchill Directed by Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Scenic and Lighting Design by Brian Alan Reed, Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Costume Design by Monica French

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Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation - Torrance - Presents:
Imported Bride

5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015 (next performance: Friday, 5/8/2015)

Imported Bride is an original comedy set in Los Angeles in the 1990s at the “Scholars Restaurant” in Chinatown, where everyone -- from the owner to the wait staff -- holds a master’s or doctorate degree.

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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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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
And the Stones Will Cry Out

8/7/2015 - 9/5/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/7/2015)

Archeologist’s ambition meets unfortunate reality in the wake of a career-making find.

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Theatre 29 - Twentynine Palms - Presents:
Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth

8/21/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/21/2015)

Adapted by Richard Schenkman from the original Motion Picture screenplay by by Jerome Bixby Directed by Eddie Tucker

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Henry IV, Part I

9/25/2015 - 10/24/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/25/2015)

Rare Shakespeare in the Little Fish environ – a prince steps into his destiny despite politics and battles.

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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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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King

1/27/2015 - 1/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/30/2015)

History, poetry and tragedy collide as Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King – from his first shocking appearance in the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality, his involuntary martyrdom that ignited the L.A. riots, to his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool.

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Lucid Dramatics - West Hollywood - Presents:
Revival

1/18/2015 - 2/7/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/31/2015)

A world premiere play by Carla Neuss.

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Michelle Danner - Santa Monica - Presents:
acting class with acting coach michelle danner

1/31/2015 - 2/1/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 1/31/2015)

The Actor’s Golden Box: January 31 & Feb 1st Two Day Intensive Acting Technique Analysis For Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Actors

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San Dimas High School Drama Club - San Dimas - Presents:
Little Women

2/11/2015 - 2/14/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/11/2015)

A Drama

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San Diego Italian Film Festival - Encinitas - Presents:
Il Comandante e la Cicogna (Garibaldi's Lovers)

Thursday, 2/12/2015

A modern tale on contemporary Italy where a love story intertwined with family affairs collides with the materialism of our times.

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