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Boston Court - Pasadena - Presents:
New Play Reading Festival

Monday, 7/24/2017

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. Tickets a

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John Anson Ford Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:
Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination

Sunday, 7/23/2017

Part of the IGNITE @ the FORD! series, made possible through the generous support of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Heisenberg

6/28/2017 - 8/6/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Featuring Denis Arndt (The Night Alive, Basic Instinct) and Tony® and Emmy® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, Weeds).

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Will Geer's Theatricm Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum 2017 Summer Season

6/3/2017 - 10/1/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 7/29/2017)

With its one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon and its roots in the 1950s McCarthy-era, when actor Will Geer created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors, Theatricum Botanicum is best known for its productions that frame contemporary social issues through the lens of classic literature.

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Les Blancs

7/22/2017 - 7/31/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

"OVATION" Recommended GO! - LA Weekly "TOP TEN" - STAGE RAW Lorraine Hansberry considered this her most important play. It was her final work. Les Blancs depicts the waning days of colonialism crossing into the 20th century as it reveals the impossible moral choices faced by individuals who must reconcile personal happiness with idealism.

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OB Playhouse - San Diego - Presents:
Avenue Q

7/7/2017 - 9/17/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Winner of the 2004 Tony® Award for best musical, Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a small bank account. Avenue Q has been labeled as a Sesame Street like show.....for adults. While there are endearing puppets, THIS SHOW IS NOT FOR CHILDREN, but for mature audiences due to adult themes and strong language.

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The Rainbow Theatre Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

7/1/2017 - 9/10/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Carl Weathers directs this love story set in a rough Bronx neighborhood. WHAT: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. A romance. WHO: Written by John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Carl Weathers. Starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley. « The play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a lovine mbrace. »---The New York Times

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
At the Old Place

7/5/2017 - 7/31/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Intimate New Play At the Old Place July 5 - 30, 2017 By Rachel Bonds Directed by Jaime Castañeda In her mid-40s and facing a breaking point, a literature professor returns to her childhood home in Virginia only to discover two young people camped out on her lawn.

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
Constellations

6/7/2017 - 7/23/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Constellations is the story of Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can change the trajectory of a life, it’s anyone’s guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne’s Olivier and Drama League nominated hit is a charming, devastating and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Sequence

7/20/2017 - 8/20/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Lives hang in the balance as science faces off against religion , and math opposes luck.

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Ophelia's Jump - Claremont - Presents:
Hamlet & Much Ado About Nothing

7/13/2017 - 7/23/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Ophelia’s Jump Productions presents their Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with HAMLET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The productions will run July 13-23, 2017 at Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College. The festival, co-sponsored by Pomona College, includes exhibits, arts and crafts by community businesses and organizations.

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Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:
Rhinoceros

7/21/2017 - 9/10/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

"CRITICS CHOICE" - LA Times Pacific Resident Theatre topically reimagines Eugene Ionesco’s comic masterpiece. In a small provincial town outside of Paris, the citizens discover how quickly one’s sense of humanity can be eroded when facing the dangers of a herd mentality. A timely and brilliant indictment of impending fascism created

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Domino One Productions/Eclectic Company Theatre/Taylor Wesselman - Valley Village - Presents:
The Swing of the Sea

7/14/2017 - 8/6/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Domino One Productions presents its second mainstage production with Molly Hagan's THE SWING OF THE SEA.

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A Steady Rain - Los Angeles - Presents:
'A Steady Rain'

7/14/2017 - 7/30/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension Coming off a sold-out Hollywood Fringe Festival run 'A Steady Rain' the Broadway smash hit by Keith Huff continues July 14 – July 30

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Kingsmen Shakespeare Company - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Julius Caesar

7/21/2017 - 8/6/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Based on some of the most famous historical characters from ancient Rome, Shakespeare gives us a world of political intrigue and deception that could be ripped from 21st-century headlines. To what ends will people go to gain power? What is the effect of extreme violence? What is an honorable leader? These and other questions are posed in this fast-moving political thriller directed by John Slade.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Dial "M" for Murder

6/23/2017 - 8/13/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

The Group Rep presents Frederick Knott’s “Dial “M” for Murder” directed by Bruce Kimmel, produced by Mannette Antill. In this mystery thriller play that inspired Hitchcock’s suspense classic, a cunning man marries a wealthy woman for her money and plans to murder her to get her fortune.

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Tim Robbins & Diane Luby Lane - Culver City - Presents:
Dante

7/6/2017 - 7/29/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 7/27/2017)

Dante is a musical adaptation of Dante’s Inferno penned by Raul Herrera and co-produced by Get Lit and The Actors’ Gang Theater. Featuring the Get Lit Players & Literati Fellows, it follows Dante through all of Los Angeles’s temptations, both hellish and blissful, to a path of self-discovery and ultimately, redemption.

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Marilyn Fox and Susan Lang - Venice - Presents:
Cigarettes & Chocolate and Hang Up

7/13/2017 - 9/10/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 7/27/2017)

In Cigarettes and Chocolate, this brilliant writer (The English Patient Truly, Madly, Deeply), takes a humorous and human look at London life in the 1980's that tests the social responsibilities of urbanites. Coupled with Hang Up, this is a stunning evening of two rarely performed works originally written to be performed on radio.

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

1/12/2017 - 1/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 7/27/2017)

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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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes

7/28/2017 - 7/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 7/28/2017)

Billy Hayes recounts the true story of his arrest in 1970 at the Istanbul Airport with two kilos of hashish taped to his body, his time in Turkish prisons and his brazen, harrowing escape from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night.

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Boston Court - Pasadena - Presents:
New Play Reading Festival 7/29

Saturday, 7/29/2017

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.

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Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival - Culver City - Presents:
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival: Defining Moments

Sunday, 7/30/2017

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival brings four solo artists to Culver City for one night only.

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Muse of Fire - Los Angeles - Presents:
Richard II and Henry IV in Rep

7/21/2017 - 8/19/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Muse Of Fire present’s William Shakespeare’s Richard II, directed by Margaret Starbuck, and Henry IV , directed by Will Block, as the 2017 inaugural summer season.

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Downtown Repertory Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Macbeth

7/28/2017 - 8/13/2017 (next performance: Friday, 7/28/2017)

Macbeth under the stars in the three-story courtyard of the historic Pico House at Olvera Street

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Best of Pick of the Vine - The Best Short Plays Reprisal

7/28/2017 - 8/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 7/28/2017)

We’ll be reprising some of our favorite short plays of the last 14 seasons, opens July 28

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The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep - Solana Beach - Presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

8/2/2017 - 8/6/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 8/2/2017)

By William Shakespeare Directed by Benjamin Cole There’s mischief in the woods! Magical fairies with love juice complicate two teen couples’ relationships.

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Center Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

8/2/2017 - 9/10/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 8/2/2017)

A National Theatre production, this Tony®-winning play follows 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Hamlet

8/6/2017 - 9/10/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 8/6/2017)

Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds.

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The Caltech Players - Pasadena - Presents:
The Ash Girl

8/11/2017 - 8/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 8/11/2017)

The Caltech Players present The Ash Girl, Timberlake Wertenbaker's multicultural re-envisioning of Cinderella, for two weekends in August in the gardens of the historic Caltech Alumni House in Pasadena.

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BB Productions - Burbank - Presents:
Blackbird

8/19/2017 - 9/17/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 8/19/2017)

A new production of David Harrower's 2007 Laurence Olivier Award-winning play. Featuring Candace Hammer and Eric Larson. Directed by Jeremy Adrianne Lelliott.

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Downtown Repertory Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Love's Labour's Lost

8/25/2017 - 9/2/2017 (next performance: Friday, 8/25/2017)

Love's Labour's Lost under the stars in the three-story courtyard of the historic Pico House at Olvera Street Downtown Rep celebrates its ninth season in DTLA with the raucous comedy, Love's Labour's Lost

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
In A Word

9/8/2017 - 10/8/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/8/2017)

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Lost in Yonkers

9/8/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/8/2017)

The Group Rep presents Neil Simons’ Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Lost in Yonkers directed by Larry Eisenberg.

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Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:
NTL Screening: Angels in America - Part One

Sunday, 9/10/2017

A new staging of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part play about the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Head of Passes

9/13/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/13/2017)

An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur “Genius Award”-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah’s family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof.

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Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange County - Irvine - Presents:
NTL Screening: Angels in America - Part Two

Sunday, 9/17/2017

A new staging of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-part play about the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning

9/28/2017 - 10/19/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 9/28/2017)

by Eric Overmyer directed by Richard Perloff A fearless feminine Victorian trio set out for Terra Incognita and find adventure, opens September 28

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The Wallis in association with John Legend, Get Lifted Film Company, Mike Jackson, Jackie Judd, The Private Theatre, Eric Falkenstein, Ron Simons & Beth Hubbard - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Turn Me Loose

10/13/2017 - 10/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/13/2017)

Turn Me Loose is a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring Tony Winner and Scandal star Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

11/10/2017 - 12/16/2017 (next performance: Friday, 11/10/2017)

by Cricket Daniel Can the Christmas spirit be restored after being stranded in the airport, opens November 10

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Water by the Spoonful

1/31/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/31/2018)

A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they’re recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran’s tragedy spills...

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Great Expectations

2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/8/2018)

Seven-year-old orphan Pip’s encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Jackie Unveiled

2/22/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/22/2018)

Hailed as an icon of style, grace and strength, famous for her allure and piercing sensuality, much has been written and said about America’s most popular First Lady—although the one detail usually omitted is that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was human.

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Kneeligh And Bristol Old Vic - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

2/23/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Friday, 2/23/2018)

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalized as having one of the most romantic marriages of the 20th Century.The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces the young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution and each other

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
In Search of Intimacy: Make Love, Not Walls – returns for one show only!

Sunday, 7/23/2017

A smart bomb destroys a village. A middle name sends up a red flag at the airport. A teacher goes postal. A husband and wife come clean. Dancing the eternal dance of lies and truths, hiding behind walls of our own making, battling the ever-present prejudice that threatens to drown our sensuality, our search for intimacy and our very souls.

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Sebastian Munoz - Los Angeles - Presents:
Tales From Tomorrow

7/9/2017 - 8/6/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 7/23/2017)

Force of Nature is proud to announce the anticipated return of "Tales From Tomorrow." Being compared to Black Mirror and Twilight Zone, "Tales" flagship run in April played to Sold-Out houses in North Hollywood, CA. Now it’s back! Six New stories from an unknown future from a world eerily similar, yet far stranger and more twisted than our own. Come and experience it for yourself!

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home - The Life of Paul Robeson – one night only

Saturday, 7/29/2017

Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present one performance only of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson.

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San Luis Obispo RepertoryTheatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Staged Reading of Taking Sides

8/11/2017 - 8/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 8/11/2017)

SLO REP’s Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading series presents a staged reading of TAKING SIDES, by Ronald Harwood, running Aug. 11-12, Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm & 7 pm.

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