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Drama

University Players - Long Beach - Presents:
Eurydice

3/26/2015 - 4/12/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Ruhl’s reimagining of the Orpheus myth is a powerful and mysterious exploration of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the power of love to seal our fates.

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Towne Street Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
“8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival”

3/12/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Towne Street Theatre presents the “8th Annual TST Ten Minute Play Festival, celebrating Women's History Month.

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Henry IV, Part 1

3/5/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Antaeus, L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, opens its 2015 season with a fully partner-cast production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I. Previews begin March 5, with two opening nights set for March 12 and March 13 (one with each cast) at the Antaeus Theater in NoHo. Michael Murray directs.

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Circle X Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Trevor

3/14/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Inspired by true events, TREVOR is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee.

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Skylight Theatre Company - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Disconnection

1/25/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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." "This is one of our FEATURED events. A solid cast and powerful performances lead the way" - Performing Arts LIVE

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

1/23/2015 - 5/31/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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

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

3/21/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
ChicabaRENT

3/13/2015 - 5/2/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

A Chicago, Cabaret, Rent Roaring Review

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Noisy Nest Theatrical Production Company - Hollywood - Presents:
David Auburn's "Proof," Starring Chaz Bono

3/14/2015 - 4/12/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Noisy Nest Theatrical Production company presents David Auburn's "Proof" at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. This double cast production is led by Chaz Bono as patriarch, Robert. Performances run through April 12th with shows on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

2/20/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

A present-day hero's quest to right history's wrongs. 18-year-old Dontrell Jones III feels that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, the play explores the lengths and depths we must go to in order to free ourselves from the misdeeds of our personal history.

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Independent Shakespeare Company - Atwater Village - Presents:
Red Barn

3/13/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

In 1827, in the country village of Polstead, a murder occurs which rocks 19th century England. Maria Marten, daughter of the local mole-catcher, is brutally slain at the hands of her wealthy lover, William Corder, and buried in the Red Barn. Passing off Maria’s disappearance with increasingly outrageous lies, Corder runs away to London and starts a new life, finding an innocent, young, and rich wife through a newspaper advertisement. Corder and his new bride settle down to run a school for young ladies.

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CIRCLE X THEATRE - LOS ANGELES - Presents:
At Some Point In The Process Of The End Of The Worlds

2/27/2015 - 3/28/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

The apocalypse is already here (and we’re all at fault).  The end of the world is revealed through images of media, commerce, and hyper-capitalism in the third solo show from Casey Smith and the team behind Violators Will Be Violated (LA Weekly Best Solo Show) and At Play in the Valley of the Shadow of Chet. Recommended for people 16 and up.  Contains violent, sexual, and bodily humor.

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Michael J. Sonntag - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Milk Meetings

3/14/2015 - 4/18/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Studio C Artists is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of THE MILK MEETINGS - a new dramedy by writer Blaire Baron Larsen, directed by John Coppola. When new mothers behave badly inside a politically correct breastfeeding support group, sometimes a baby sling isn't the only support needed!

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Bootleg - Los Angeles - Presents:
Lisa Harris' Circles

3/5/2015 - 3/28/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

The play presents a couple grappling with the unsolvable puzzle of life’s most complex challenge: Love. Can we truly find common ground with another? World Premiere

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PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre - Poway - Presents:
God Committee by Mark St. Germain

3/6/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Who Lives Who Dies?

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Santa Monica College Theatre Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:
Elephant's Graveyard

3/20/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

By George Brant 'Elephant's Graveyard' is the true tale of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee. This play explores man’s inner craving for spectacle, combining historical fact and the compelling events that eventually became a legend.

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Redlands Footlighters - Redlands - Presents:
The Bad Seed

3/12/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

What does a mother do when she suspects her child is nothing like the sweet, well-mannered little girl everyone else sees? In this dark psychological thriller, disaster suddenly strikes one of Rhoda’s classmates and her mother cannot help wondering if her daughter may not be so innocent after all.

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Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater - North Hollywood - Presents:
World Premiere of Thieves

3/18/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Charlotte Miller’s Thieves is a gritty portrait of a family in struggle and upheaval.

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About Productions - Pasadena - Presents:
Properties of Silence and “Post Silence” Salon Series

2/21/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

About…Productions celebrates by pairing a revival of its critically acclaimed original drama, drama “Properties of Silence” with a “Post-Silence” Salon Series of poetry readings, special performances, panels and discussions. Poetry, science and history meld as famed 17th century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz crosses paths with a contemporary realtor and her pool contractor husband in a dreamscape

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Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Sunset Park

3/21/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Self possessed aging widow, Evelyn Horowitz, has lived in her Brooklyn apartment for 50 years - teaching, raising children and sharing coffee and stories with life-long friend and neighbor, Rose. Her Brooklyn apartment building is going co-op but she can’t afford to buy in and cannot, by law, be asked to leave.

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Alexandra Guarnieri - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Train Zakapone

12/18/2014 - 6/28/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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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Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
The English Bride

3/5/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
Verdigris

3/13/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

The award-winning drama by TV star Jim Beaver ("Supernatural," "Justified," "Deadwood"). Verdigris is a green or greenish-blue coating that forms like rust on brass, bronze or copper, especially with age or neglect. It can also cast an eerily beautiful glow. It doesn’t just happen to brass.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
LOOSE ENDS

3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Taking Sides

3/6/2015 - 4/4/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

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

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TeAda Productions in assn. with East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
Global Taxi Driver

3/21/2015 - 3/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Taxi stories from drivers and passengers from all over the world. Do you have a TAXI DRIVER Story? Not a Taxi RIDER story where a driver tried to rip you off and drive you the wrong way. A Taxi DRIVER story where you learned about the Driver through an exchange or a story they shared about where they came from or how they ended up driving a taxi.

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Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:
My Children! My Africa!

3/20/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

In Athol Fugard's tale of friendship and racial tension, a schoolmaster in a small South African township describes hope as “a dangerous animal.”  Can he combine the talents of a black male student with a white female student on an educational journey in the midst of apartheid?

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Tiger by the Tail

3/6/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

The Group Rep presents the West Coast Premiere of Frawley Becker’s drama Tiger by the Tail directed by Jules Aaron, produced by Frawley Becker and Richard Alan Woody. When a middle-aged therapist starts a correspondence with a young state prisoner, the therapist gets far more than he bargained for.

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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Thénardiers Inn - A Les Misérables Cabaret

3/5/2015 - 4/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 4/2/2015)

Creating Arts Studios announces its 3rd encore extension.

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Power of Duff

4/7/2015 - 5/17/2015 (next performance: Tuesday, 4/7/2015)

When TV anchor Charlie Duff begins to sign-off each broadcast with a prayer, a growing crowd of believers becomes glued to their TV sets — wondering when their prayers will be answered. But what the prayers do — and don’t do — to those closest to Duff tests the news anchor’s own beliefs. Stephen Belber’s sharp new play asks if there is anything more vital than the faith we have in one another.

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

2/26/2015 - 12/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 4/2/2015)

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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Santa Monica Playhouse & Thunderhouse Entertainment - Santa Monica - Presents:
FATHER, FATHER - A mother's secret, a father's guilt, and a son's life hanging in the balance

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

Father and Son. Love. Life. Betrayal. Deception. A boy’s tortured desire to discover his mother’s guarded secret, and his father’s struggle to save his son's life even though the revelation might cost him his own.

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Corktown ‘57

3/28/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown ’57, opening March 28 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.

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Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:
CITA A CIEGAS (BLIND DATE)

3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Cita a Ciegas is a terrifyingly beautiful, imagistic play in which a blind man interviews isolated strangers on a park bench, and finds interconnections between them and his own life. If Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot is about waiting then Diament’s play is about our deep need to achieve immortality by being heard as we face the meaninglessness of existence.

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Skylight Theatre Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Prison Boxing

3/28/2015 - 4/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 3/28/2015)

Leah Joki spent 18 years in prison . . . not as a criminal . . . as a teacher. Now, she brings to life the complex characters she encountered in her two decades teaching in the California Penal System. Prison Boxing is a personal reflection on the prison system subculture from humorous to utterly horrifying.

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Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
William Shakespeare's King Lear

4/3/2015 - 4/12/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/3/2015)

Regarded by many as Shakespeare's greatest Tragedy, King Lear is the story a King and a Kingdom's fall. Lear banishes his youngest daughter for refusing to flatter him, and then rashly divides his Kingdom between his two elder daughters who drive their father out and immediately go to war. Colonials focuses on bringing Shakespeare's gorgeous language to life, making his work accessible to all.

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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 Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
I and You

4/2/2015 - 6/14/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 4/2/2015)

On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass — unaware that a much deeper mystery has brought them together. The Los Angeles premiere of I and You by Lauren Gunderson, winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, opens on April 11 at the Fountain Theatre, directed by Robin Larsen.

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Lamb's Players Theatre - Coronado - Presents:
Freud's Last Session

4/10/2015 - 5/17/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/10/2015)

by Mark St. Germain directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado April 10 - May 17 At the outbreak of WWII Sigmund Freud has a meeting with a young Oxford professor, C.S. Lewis. Playwright Mark St. Germain presents an exhilarating conversation both profound and humorous, about love, sex, death and God from two fascinatingly different points of view.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Time Stands Still

4/10/2015 - 4/26/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/10/2015)

SLO Little Theatre presents the contemporary drama, TIMES STANDS STILL , by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies, April 10-26, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm at the SLO Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo. Tickets at slolittletheatre.org or call (805) 786-2440.

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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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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Mr. Wolf

4/12/2015 - 5/3/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 4/12/2015)

by Rajiv Joseph directed by David Emmes World Premiere

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Lea Baskas-Roman - Oxnard - Presents:
Death and the Maiden

4/17/2015 - 5/24/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/17/2015)

A chance encounter with a stranger brings the past back to haunt a tortured woman!

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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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Fresh Produce'd LA - Los Angeles - Presents:
grow a pair of...wings

4/17/2015 - 5/10/2015 (next performance: Friday, 4/17/2015)

A NEW PLAY: Guided by the whimsical ghost of her Holocaust survivor grandfather, imperfect perfectionist Sarah Klein discovers that in order to soar through her mid-twenties, she must face her fears, embrace her roots, and of course, grow a pair of...wings.

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Sunset Baby

4/18/2015 - 6/7/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 4/18/2015)

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism and. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre.

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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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Las Virgenes Unified School District - Calabasas - Presents:
Jason Alexander's New One-Man Show "Other People's Stories"

Saturday, 4/25/2015

Jason Alexander will premiere his latest creation, Other People’s Stories. The show will feature a fun-filled evening of magic, improvisation, audience participation and story songs drawn from the musical theatre and performed in character by Mr. Alexander, with musical direction by Todd Schroeder. One Night Only!

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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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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
4000 Miles

5/15/2015 - 6/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 5/15/2015)

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Amy Herzog’s dramatic comedy “4000 Miles” on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, March 15 from 6:00-9:00pm. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm.. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045.

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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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The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Twelfth Night

6/21/2015 - 7/26/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 6/21/2015)

Everything we love about Shakespeare—romance, music, poetry, laughter, swordplay, great characters, and even a girl in pants!—is in Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s true comic masterpieces.

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Contact Arts / SDFRINGE - San Diego - Presents:
San Diego International Fringe Festival

7/23/2015 - 8/2/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 7/23/2015)

11 DAYS OF EYEBALL BUSTING SHOWS! The 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival brings the beautiful, the bizarre, and the unexpected to America’s Finest City featuring Theatre, Dance, Cirque, Music, Puppetry, Cabaret, Comedy, Visual Arts, Multi-Media presentations, and any other arts-y-ness not listed! With more than half of the artists coming from San Diego, coupled with the energy of Natio

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The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

7/24/2015 - 8/23/2015 (next performance: Friday, 7/24/2015)

A wildly inventive adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles makes its West Coast premiere. One of America’s great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) brings to life literature’s most famous detective—the inimitable Sherlock Holmes.

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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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