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Drama

Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

6/18/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

In Tennessee Williams's unusually subtle and tender play, Alma, a preacher's daughter, tries to win the love of a young doctor. The play centers on their complex relationship and Alma's valiant and salvational attempt at winning her heart's desire.

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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Baby Doll

7/29/2016 - 9/25/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

This summer, L.A. audiences get to see a brand new play by Tennessee Williams. Darkly comic and crackling with sexual tension, this enthralling tale of prejudice, sexual politics and passion is the first-ever Williams Estate-approved stage adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay.

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Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2016 Summer Season

6/4/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare’s death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S.

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International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Doubt

8/19/2016 - 9/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

John Patrick Shanley’s riveting, award-winning psychological drama, Doubt, examines the line between doubt and conviction as a Catholic school principal crusades to expel a priest for an inappropriate relationship with a student. Opens Aug 19 at Intl. City Theatre in Long Beach.

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John Ruskin - Santa Monica - Presents:
A Raisin in the Sun

7/22/2016 - 9/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Winning the BEST PLAY Award from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, “A RAISIN IN THE SUN" made history when it opened in 1959. The setting is the Younger household in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, and involves the family members' struggle to achieve their individual dreams and potential despite challenges of a system that seems built to thwart them.

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Gypsy

7/14/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Indomitable stage mother Rose chases vicarious success and stardom as she pushes her daughters through the vaudeville circuit. When Dainty June flees the act to elope, Rose vows to make introverted Louise into a star. Boasting one show-stopping song after another - like "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Let Me Entertain You"

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Meteor Shower

7/30/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Get ready for the unexpected when Norm and his wife Corky invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower in the night sky. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly—literally.

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Electric Footlights - Los Angeles - Presents:
'Please Don't Ask About Becket'

8/20/2016 - 9/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

World premiere family drama by Wendy Graf The issue of nature versus nurture is at the heart of this enthralling new family drama by Wendy Graf, an evocative memory play sure to resonate with anyone who has a family.

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The Athena Cats - Los Angeles - Presents:
Blueprint for Paradise

7/29/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Set in 1941 prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, and inspired by true events, a wealthy couple hires an African-American architect to build a compound for Nazi sympathizers in the Pacific Palisades.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
MEDEA

8/19/2016 - 9/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is proud to present Euripides' Greek Tragedy “MEDEA”, the quintessential and searing story of betrayal and revenge. Directed and adapted by Denise Devin and featuring Jonica Patella as Medea Produced by Zombie Joe.

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Gary Grossman - Los Angeles - Presents:
OBAMA-OLOGY

8/19/2016 - 8/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

"TOP TEN" - Stage Raw "WOW!" - StageSceneLA "Recommended" - KUCI An enthusiastic African-American college graduate joins the 2008 Obama campaign and lands in the streets of East Cleveland. Between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own identity, he discovers that working in the spotlight of “Hope” can be challenging.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Rapture, Blister, Burn

8/5/2016 - 9/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo – two women explore the roads not taken. Two women covet each other's life, commencing a game of musical chairs — the prize being someone's husband.

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Gary Grossman and Providence Entertainment Ltd. - Los Angeles - Presents:
Church and State

8/20/2016 - 9/4/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 8/27/2016)

“TOP TEN” - Stage Raw OVATION RECOMMENDED! “Gripping entertainment that receives an optimum staging” - LA Times Before his bid for re-election in North Carolina, a U.S. Senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s team tries desperately to contain the damage.

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Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
TOM

6/18/2016 - 10/1/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 8/28/2016)

Ellen Geer’s free adaptation with music brings new eyes to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’ Long before Black Lives Matter was part of our lexicon, Stowe’s great novel demanded freedom and equality for all, changing forever how Americans viewed slavery, galvanizing the abolition movement and contributing to the outbreak of the Civil War.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
All My Distances Are Far

8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016 (next performance: Monday, 8/29/2016)

What happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger’s when he falls in love? What happens to a straight-A student who is being sexually molested?

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
The How and The Why

8/11/2016 - 9/1/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 8/31/2016)

From Emmy nominated House of Cards writer/producer, Sarah Treem's play explores divergent theories and the emotional drive of two brilliant women of science. A smart, densely textured work confronting the choices that women of every generation still face, family, and survival of the fittest.

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

6/23/2016 - 1/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 9/1/2016)

State of the Arts is a weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars. Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them.

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The Vindicate Company Ltd - Hollywood - Presents:
Mount Vernon

8/26/2016 - 9/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 8/26/2016)

A 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival favorite returns for 4 weeks only. Written by Rena Brannan, directed by Peter Marc Jacobson.

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Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Mutual Philanthropy

8/27/2016 - 9/25/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 8/27/2016)

East L.A. born, Mexican American, Ester holds down a full time job as a chef's assistant while Lee, her talented husband is an unsung sculptor and stay-at-home dad. Invited to dinner by a wealthy couple from their Children’s school, Lee and Esther navigate a delicate game of power and propositions in a hilly enclave of Los Angeles.

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Odyssey Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!"

8/27/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 8/27/2016)

Clifford Odets' gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking masterpiece about the hopes and struggles of a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere. The Odyssey’s 2015 critically-acclaimed revival, directed by Elina de Santos and starring Marilyn Fox, is back by popular demand.

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Exposition Review - Los Angeles - Presents:
Waiting For Next

Saturday, 8/27/2016

Frank is in a middle school parking lot waiting for his parents (like he always is) when he meets Marcus, who is also waiting (like he always is). "Waiting For Next" is what comes after: a friendship that defines both their lives, as they grow up and apart and together again, supporting each other through school, relationships, careers, and so much more.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

9/1/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/1/2016)

Ambition and art collide with the business of the blues in this red hot play filled with music that made the '20s roar. An American masterpiece, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session at a white-owned studio with the legendary singer—inspired by real-life Mother of the Blues Gertrude "Ma" Rainey.

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Rubicon Theatre - Ventura - Presents:
Moonlight and Magnolias

9/3/2016 - 9/18/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 9/3/2016)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly-on-the-wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost did not get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 9/4/2016)

"I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece" –The Daily Telegraph Romantic, funny, and profoundly moving, Stoppard’s meticulously crafted masterwork invites you experience the intricate interplay of a past and present equally driven by fierce intellectual curiosity and the fickle passions of the human heart.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Arcadia

9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 9/4/2016)

Arcadia, which concerns the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, and certainty and uncertainty, is set in Sidley Park, an English country house in Derbyshire, and takes place in both 1809 to 1812 and the present day. The activities of two modern scholars and the house's current residents are juxtaposed with those of the people who lived there in the earlier period –

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Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
A View From the Bridge

9/7/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/7/2016)

Direct from sold-out runs on the West End and Broadway comes A View From the Bridge in a searing revival from director Ivo van Hove, delivering “the stuff of Broadway legend” (New York Post). Arthur Miller’s tale of a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece and his raging jealousy over her love of an immigrant will leave audiences ...

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Brimmer Street Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
And Then They Fell

9/8/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/8/2016)

Brimmer Street Theatre Company presents a new play by Tira Palmquist, directed by Amy K. Harmon.

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
Wait Until Dark

9/9/2016 - 10/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/9/2016)

Kentwood Players presents WAIT UNTIL DARK, a suspenseful thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, opening Friday, September 9 through Saturday, October 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:
Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up

9/10/2016 - 10/2/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 9/10/2016)

World Premiere A lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a clutter of in-bred cats, phone calls from death row, and Daddy’s burnpile. Experience a delicious and magical stew of stories about growing up in Grady County, written and performed by Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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Plays 411 - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
The Beauty, The Banshee & Me

9/15/2016 - 10/23/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/15/2016)

West Coast Premiere of Cathy Lind Hayes’ Award Winning Autobiographical Show

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby

9/16/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/16/2016)

In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.

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John Copeland - Silverlake - Presents:
Anita Bryant’s Playboy Interview

9/16/2016 - 10/11/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/16/2016)

Funny, touching and thought-provoking account of Bryant’s outrageous and memorable 8-day interview with Ken Kelley of Playboy Magazine

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Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:
The Hiding Place

9/17/2016 - 10/16/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 9/17/2016)

The horror of the Holocaust provides the unlikely backdrop for a powerful true story of faith, hope, rescue and redemption. Witness the amazing experiences of Corrie ten Boom as recounted in this remarkable dramatic biography.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Jean Genet's The Maids

9/18/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 9/18/2016)

“A fantasy—about pain, about playacting, mixed in with a deep understanding of how power works on the powerless.” – The New Yorker Filled with self-loathing and driven by desperation, the titular characters in Jean Genet’s groundbreaking play create elaborate and highly eroticized fantasy worlds in response to a lifetime of abuse.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Tuesdays with Morrie

9/23/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)

Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one of his long lost students and the author of the book, Mitch Albom. After seeing his professor in an interview on the show "Nightline," the author is reminded of a promise he made sixteen years ago to keep in touch with him.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Amadeus

9/23/2016 - 10/22/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, directed by Stephanie Coltrin – Mozart’s rise to fame as seen by his jealous rival, opens Sep 23

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
A View from the Bridge

9/23/2016 - 10/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)

Alumnus Jeff Paul, Director of Music and Theatre at OCSA, returns to CSULB to direct A View from the Bridge, in a centennial celebration of playwright Arthur Miller.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Anna in the Tropics

9/23/2016 - 10/9/2016 (next performance: Friday, 9/23/2016)

By Nilo Cruz • Directed by Fidel Gomez

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The Blank Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)

9/24/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 9/24/2016)

A world premiere play conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. "The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)" is a visiting production at the Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
What the Night is For

9/29/2016 - 10/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 9/29/2016)

What the Night is For by Michael Weller – the ten-year reunion of a passionate affair, opens Sept 29

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