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Diversionary Theatre Productions - San Diego - Presents:
Amazons and Their Men

9/3/2015 - 10/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/3/2015)

Art and war collide in this darkly comic and subversive new play inspired by the life of Leni Riefenstahl, auteur of Triumph of the Will.

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The Primitive Stage - Woodland Hills - Presents:
Seatbelts Required (or the play I wrote to piss off my sisters)

8/28/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

After their mother's funeral, three sisters gather at their childhood home and try to come to terms with the turmoil their mother brought into their lives. In the process of clearing out the family home, they find themselves reevaluating everything they thought they knew about their childhoods, themselves, and each other.

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A guest production at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre. - Hollywood - Presents:
God's Man In Texas

8/13/2015 - 9/5/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

A comic drama written and directed by David Rambo. A guest production at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre.

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International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Fences

8/19/2015 - 9/13/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

“Powerfully rendered performances by a fiercely talented cast are most evident in this well-executed production of August Wilson’s Tony® and Pulitzer winning play. Michael A. Shepperd (Troy) and Karole Foreman (Rose) turn in Award-worthy performances. FENCES is MUST see theater. GO! It is one of our FEATURED events.” Performing Arts LIVE

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The World Premiere of LUKA’S ROOM by Rob Mersola

8/1/2015 - 9/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of LUKA’S ROOM by Rob Mersola. “The entire ensemble led by young Luka (Nick Marini), who turns in an exceptional performance, is superb! The playwright, Rob Mersola skillfully tells Luka’s story that covers the full range of emotions for both the audience and his characters. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” Performing Arts LIVE

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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Citizen: An American Lyric

7/25/2015 - 10/10/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, and helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
LOMBARDI

7/24/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

The Group Rep presents the LA premiere of Eric Simonson’s LOMBARDI based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, produced by Drina Durazo. We follow Green Bay Packers coach Lombardi through a week in the 1965 season, as he attempts to lead his team to the championship.

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InterACT Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:
All American Girl

7/1/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an “all American girl” (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood.

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ISC - Los Angeles - Presents:
Much Ado About Nothing

7/30/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

It is the summer of 1945 in Messina. We find Don Pedro and his battalion enjoying a much-needed respite in Leonato's bomb-riddled villa. While awaiting the nuptials of Claudio and Hero, Don Pedro and his men amuse themselves by playing Cupid between Beatrice, Hero’s witty and sharp-tongued cousin, and confirmed bachelor-for-life Benedick. As the wine flows in Leonato’s villa, discord emerges, judgment is clouded, and passions are set ablaze by the most powerful intoxicant of all: love.

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

7/24/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

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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Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum “Americana” Repertory Season

6/6/2015 - 10/3/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Spectacular venue under Topanga oaks and unrivaled variety of theatrical offerings make Theatricum a must-go summer destination for Angelenos and tourists alike.

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Rochelle Rossman for Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:
Isaac Babel and the Black Sea by Tim McNeil

8/21/2015 - 9/13/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Isaac Babel and the Black Sea is a fictionalized look at the contradictions, the mysteries, and the beauty of the life of the famous Soviet writer Isaac Babel, as he struggles to find his way in the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

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Coeurage Theatre Company - Burbank - Presents:
Failure: A Love Story

7/18/2015 - 8/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, presents the Los Angeles premiere of "Failure: A Love Story" by Philip Dawkins, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews.

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Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

5/30/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Harold Pinter's Tony Award winning play returns to Los Angeles for the first time in over a decade. Set in 1960's North London, Teddy returns home to introduce his wife to the family, but things don't go exactly as planned.

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Hudson Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:
Fishers of Men

8/14/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

A ONE-MAN THEATRICAL PRESENTATION: Depicting the final moments of Simon Peter’s life in a three-week limited engagement starting August 14 at the Hudson Theatre.

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Punk Monkey Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:
Play Noir

8/28/2015 - 9/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

An evening of Murder, Mystery, and Deceit in six short Noir acts that take place in the Golden Age of Hollywood in the City of Angels.

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

8/7/2015 - 9/5/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Archeologist’s ambition meets unfortunate reality in the wake of a career-making find. Stones ... is a serious comedy about God, the meaning of friendship, destiny, and -- of course -- rocks.

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Trinity Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:
Red

8/14/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Master abstract expressionist and arguably America's greatest painter, Mark Rothko, has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art: a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

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Ruskin Group Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:
The World Premiere of "Sneaky Ole Time"

8/1/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Ruskin Group Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE of “SNEAKY OLE Music/Lyrics by Paul Overstreet with Book by Steve Mazur

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

8/21/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

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

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Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:
Paul- The Road to Damascus

8/22/2015 - 9/27/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

The amazing story of Paul explodes onto the LifeHouse stage in this world-premiere musical! From his dramatic conversion on the Road to Damascus to his trials and travels spreading the Gospel of Christ, the exciting life of Paul is recounted in this biblical biography.

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Closed Eye Film Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Conscious Getting Unstuck Homeless To Hollywood

8/14/2015 - 9/19/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

A life-altering story for everyone about how one woman overcame drug abuse, homelessness, female to female HIV transmission, sexual abuse, and ultimately learned forgiveness and leave a legacy.

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New Swan Shakespeare Festival - Irvine - Presents:
Macbeth

7/10/2015 - 8/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

Directed by Eli Simon and starting Jack Greenman, Macbeth is Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy and set in a traditional Elizabethan times. Three witches spin a tale that hints at glory, and catches the brave Macbeth and his power thirsty wife in a bloody net.

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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, 9/3/2015)

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 - Santa Monica - Presents:
CLIMAX – a lethal attraction…through thick and thin

8/29/2015 - 11/1/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)

A chilling portrait of love, betrayal and twisted passion, Lisa Phillips Visca’s world premiere thriller masters the art of seduction, deftly probing the heart of a troubled marriage and the infidelity that can shatter a family. Max Madison, renowned Malibu restaurateur, finds himself entangled in a haunting love triangle with his devoted wife and diabolical mistress.

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The Getty Villa - Malibu - Presents:
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

9/3/2015 - 10/10/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/3/2015)

From MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed author of Electricidad and Oedipus el Rey, Luis Alfaro's Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea transported to East Los Angeles. Medea, a seamstress with extraordinary skill, runs from a past of betrayals.

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Affinity Series - Long Beach - Presents:
Mutual Consent: A Reading

Thursday, 9/3/2015

As part of its Affinity Series initiative, the CSULB Theatre Arts department is proud to announce a reading of Mutual Consent, written by Nancy Bell and Peter Grandbois.

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Elite Theatre Company - Oxnard - Presents:
The Derry Slope Off

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

World Premiere Drama by Jack Gilhooley

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KKMWJ Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Sibling Rivalry ("Lone Star" and "Rosemary With Ginger")

9/4/2015 - 9/27/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/4/2015)

“SIBLING RIVALRY” What do three guys in Maynard, Texas in 1975 have to do with two women in Providence, Rhode Island in 1993? Sept. 5 - 27, 2015 www.plays411.com/siblingrivalry

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The Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
“When Stars Align”

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

The Civil War begins and American society is forever changed. Seeds of hope are taking hold in the hearts of a boy and a girl determined to be more than just friends, and a household built on unwavering tradition is caught in the maelstrom. Might the stars align for the birth of a new equality, and for two people fighting for their future together?

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La Jolla Playhouse in co-production with Kansas City Repertory City - La Jolla - Presents:
Blueprints To Freedom: An Ode To Bayard Rustin

9/8/2015 - 10/4/2015 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/8/2015)

This world-premiere play, based on true events, will be directed by Lucie Tiberghien and is written by Michael Benjamin Washington (The Wiz, Memphis), who also leads the cast in his role as civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Blueprints To Freedom is a co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

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Echo Theater Company - Atwater Village - Presents:
American Falls

9/9/2015 - 10/18/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/9/2015)

“In American Falls, a doctor can live next to a shoe salesman, and a shoe salesman can be an Indian.” The Echo Theater Company introduces L.A. audiences to playwright Miki Johnson when Chris Fields directs the West Coast premiere of American Falls, opening Sept. 11 at the Echo’s Atwater Village Theatre home.

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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
Ravenscroft

9/11/2015 - 10/17/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/11/2015)

Kentwood Players presents Don Nigro’s comedic murder mystery “RAVENSCROFT” from September 11 to October 17, 2015, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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The Rubicon Theatre - Ventura - Presents:
Copenhagen

9/11/2015 - 9/27/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/11/2015)

Copenhagen is a Tony Award-winning drama written by Michael Frayn. This poetic and powerful play centers around a mysterious historical meeting in 1941 in Denmark between German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his mentor Niels Bohr. The play explores questions of moral responsibility in the face of discovery, and examines how those questions created explosive consequences for those on the forefront of a new scientific frontier during World War II.

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Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA - Silverlake - Presents:
The Princes of Kings Road

9/11/2015 - 10/4/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/11/2015)

True story: in 1953, iconic L.A. architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, onetime friends and business partners who had been bitterly estranged for 23 years, found themselves, by a vagary of fate, occupying the same hospital room in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Playwright/director Tom Lazarus imagines what might have transpired during that reunion in this site specific world premiere.

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

9/11/2015 - 9/27/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/11/2015)

Back in Coronado by Popular Demand! for a limited run September 11th - 27th Smart. Funny. Exhilarating. As the world is about to slide into a second World War, two of its most influencial thinkers tackle questions of God, Sex, Suffering and the Meaning of Life from very different worldviews.

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Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Sleuth

9/12/2015 - 10/11/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 9/12/2015)

By Anthony Shaffer September 12 – October 11 Mystery writer, Andrew Wyke’s home, like his mind, is filled with tricks, devices and games. He lures his wife’s young lover there, and thus begins a diabolical evening of cat and mouse. “Shaffer builds illusion upon reality … toying with the audience as much as the story’s dueling gamesmen toy with each other.” — Chicago Theater Beat

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LA LGBT Center & Sixth Avenue - Hollywood - Presents:
Hit the Wall

9/15/2015 - 10/25/2015 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/15/2015)

Revolution starts with a hot night out. "Hit the Wall" focuses on the wild and enigmatic first night of the Stonewall riots, placing the audience right in the center of the conflict. Directed by Ken Sawyer. West Coast Premiere.

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Theatre of NOTE - LosAngeles - Presents:
The Whiskey Maiden

9/17/2015 - 10/24/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/17/2015)

A man who’s fallen out of the tree of life is invited to a mansion in Newport to tell the wealthy owner a story, but he can’t remember the story. It takes an encounter with a hundred-year-old captive in the attic to remind him what he’s truly there to do and, as the shadows of his past close in, his true history comes clear as his old habits reappear with bloody consequences. The Whiskey Maiden is an allegorical re-fabling of the myth of freedom and the consequences of our own desires.

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Circle X Theatre Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
ICU

9/17/2015 - 10/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/17/2015)

In this World Premiere play, an obnoxious, caustic, oblivious New York family has to deal with their dying son and a complete stranger who insists on making an "amend." Can they suppress their resentment toward each other––and toward their son's irascible charge nurse––long enough to hear a cry for help?

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
Homefree

9/18/2015 - 11/8/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/18/2015)

HOMEFREE is a dark urban fairy tale about three cast out teens and the flip side of the American dream. Franklin, Breezy, JJ. Kicked out for being gay, for being pretty, for being nuts. Their journey is crazy, funny and frightening, beginning in a conservative city in Oregon – where grandma’s house is a meth house, where bed’s an underpass, and the safest place you can wander is the mall. When tragedy hits, they travel to another America. An idyllic liberal town, right smack in the forest. But is there shelter here? Or is home each other? And, when push comes to shove, as it always does… is each other enough?

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Desert Theatreworks - Palm Desert - Presents:
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

9/18/2015 - 9/26/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/18/2015)

A whimsical romantic comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.

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Colonials: An American Shakespeare Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Macbeth

9/18/2015 - 10/3/2015 (next performance: Friday, 9/18/2015)

Shakespeare's Brilliant Tragedy, MacBeth.

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24th STreet Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Man Covets Bird

9/19/2015 - 11/22/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 9/19/2015)

What are the songs of birds and men? 24th Street Theatre presents the second production of its LAb24 resident experimental theater company. The U.S. premiere of Man Covets Bird by Finegan Kruckemeyer opens on September 26 at 24th Street Theatre in downtown L.A.

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Circle X Theatre Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
ICU

9/20/2015 - 10/31/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 9/20/2015)

In this World Premiere play, an obnoxious, caustic, oblivious New York family has to deal with their dying son and a complete stranger who insists on making an "amend." Can they suppress their resentment toward each other––and toward their son's irascible charge nurse––long enough to hear a cry for help?

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Produced by Vivarium Studio (2012). Tour produced by Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramtique National. Presented with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. - Los Angeles - Presents:
La Mélancolie des Dragons

9/23/2015 - 9/25/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/23/2015)

The stage is a beautiful snowy forest. The old Citroen broke down, but the trailer behind it has a rock and roll light show that still works.

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret

9/24/2015 - 10/11/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/24/2015)

A celebration in words and music of the intense relationships and love affairs we all have with our past. Seen through the eyes of actress and singer Alexandra Billings, this one-act musical play is a non-linear dramatization of her life – introducing us to her parents, her wife, and Scott ([the boy she used to be).

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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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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
A Bright New Boise

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

Searching for salvation…

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Sarah Bauer - Hollywood - Presents:
Something Truly Monstrous

9/26/2015 - 11/8/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 9/26/2015)

World Premiere Comedy Begins September 26 SOMETHING TRULY MONSTROUS by Jeff Tabnick directed by Daniel Henning September 26-November 8 Starring Jason Paul Field, Amir Levi, Jilon VanOver

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Awake and Sing!

9/26/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 9/26/2015)

Gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking, Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere by the Group Theatre. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey production that ran for nine months in 1994-95, opening on Sept. 26.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Vietgone

10/4/2015 - 10/25/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 10/4/2015)

by Qui Ngyuen directed by May Adrales World Premiere

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Abundance

10/4/2015 - 10/25/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 10/4/2015)

directed by Martin Benson by Beth Henley

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
Without Walls Festival 2015

10/9/2015 - 10/11/2015 (next performance: Friday, 10/9/2015)

Without Walls (WoW) Festival is an exhilarating weekend of immersive and site-based work designed to break barriers by moving beyond the boundaries of a traditional four-walled theatre space and the physical confines of the Playhouses’s facilities.

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