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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:
Stupid F#@king Bird

4/21/2017 - 4/28/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 4/25/2017)

A young director and a young actor rage against an older generation of artists and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be. In this funny, irreverent new remix of Chekhov’s "The Seagull," the timeless battle between young and old searches for the meaning of it all.

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International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Uncanny Valley

4/19/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist works closely with an artificial being to teach him how to become more human and to grow beyond the “uncanny valley” — a term used to describe the discomfort we feel when we see electronic recreations of human beings that are oh-so-close, but just not quite right. A chilling jaunt into the future.

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An 11:11 Experience - West Hollywood - Presents:
Elevator The Play

3/24/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Michael Leoni’s celebrated play ELEVATOR returns to Los Angeles for a special limited engagement, exploring what happens when seven strangers get stuck in an elevator. Laced with musical sequences and cinematic style, ELEVATOR is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche and asks the fundamental question: who are you behind closed doors?

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
The Originalist

4/11/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 4/25/2017)

When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. As the country waits for Scalia’s seat to be filled, The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times.

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Antaeus Theatre Company - Glendale - Presents:
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

3/16/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. In the steamy Mississippi Delta on a hot summer evening, members of a prominent Southern family are pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life altering secrets are revealed.

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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Punk Rock

3/25/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

Teen angst erupts in fiercely funny "Punk Rock" Seven teens at an English prep school tangle with the pressures of love, sex, bullying and college entrance exams, revealing the confusion, disconnect and latent savagery simmering beneath the surface.

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Towne Street Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:
The Ninth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

4/7/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Towne Street Theatre presents The 9th Annual TST Ten-Minute Play Festival. The festival features 9 plays centered around the theme "It's 1:24 A.M. - anything can happen."

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Middletown

4/21/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown’s flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.

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Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Building the Wall

3/18/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

The world premiere of the newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action.

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A Noise Within Theatre - Pasadena - Presents:
Man of La Mancha

3/26/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 4/30/2017)

Dream the impossible dream with the wandering hidalgo in this quintessential tale about the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of storytelling when faced with insurmountable odds. Written by Dale Wasserman • Music by Mitch Leigh • Lyrics by Joe Darion Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
King Lear

2/25/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. This spring we invite you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.

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Robey Theatre Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington

4/20/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

A story of co-founders W.E.B. Du Bois and May Ovington in the early days of the N.A.A.C.P. West Coast Premiere.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party

4/21/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

This is a jazzy, 1920s musical whodunit. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment.

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Pacific Resident Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:
It's Time

4/20/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

"TOP TEN" - Stage Raw OVATION Recommended IT’S TIME originated from the true story TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE ALIVE, filmed as an HBO Showcase, an Ace Award nominee.

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OB Theatre & Company - San Diego - Presents:
The Who's Tommy

3/31/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

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Raquel Lehrman - Los Angeles - Presents:
Farragut North

4/15/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

A taut and plot-twisting story of political, emotional, and sexual intrigue, penned by the creator of Netflix's House of Cards. During a hotly contested presidential primary campaign a wunderkind press secretary, blinded by hubris, makes a wrong turn. After choosing to walk through “that door” his life, and the lives of others, spin out of control.

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Brad Greenquist - Venice - Presents:
The PRT Shakespeare Project

4/21/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Much like a meal of comfort food and rare desserts, this celebration of the Bard’s world offers famous scenes from familiar plays like Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, and little-known scenes from hidden gems like King John and Titus Andronicus. A new show each week!

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Ruskin Group Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Gun

3/18/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

You are who you pretend to be, until the day you wake up when the sun is shining just right, and you look in the mirror and wonder…is this ALL I wanted?

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Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Pure Confidence

4/8/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

"Thoroughly engaging...dynamic. Cast is superb. Go" - The Los Angeles Post The high-stakes world of Civil War–era horse racing sets the stage for this captivating drama during a time of slavery and Reconstruction.

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Skylight Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Lord of the Underworld's Home for Unwed Mothers

4/8/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

"TOP TEN" - Stage Raw and "Ovation Recommended" The roots of reproductive justice are unearthed in this poetically raw play by Louisa Hill. Knocked up as a teenager, Dee finally meets the baby she gave up for adoption. Only thing is, the baby is now 25, really into death metal, and wants nothing to do with her.

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Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:
Cat's Paw

3/24/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Torn from today’s headlines, what do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? William Mastrosimone’s gripping drama about a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage – the world’s supply of clean water. For mature audiences.

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Ensemble Shakespeare Theater - Pasadena - Presents:
Lear's Shadow

4/15/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

When tragedy strikes two old friends, they find an unlikely path to recovery through Shakespeare's King Lear. Part original story, part Lear, Lear's Shadow is a surprisingly fresh take on one of Shakespeare's best plays, as told through the lens of a simple story of friendship overcoming loss.

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The Whitefire Theatre - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy

3/18/2017 - 6/10/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of “WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell’s Kitchen Love Tragedy” written and directed by Amanda Moresco. On a Saturday night in a Hell's Kitchen bar, three tough New York City chicks face their demons and discover whether or not they have the strength to make it out of the bar alive.

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L.A. Theatre Works - Los Angeles - Presents:
Act One

4/27/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

Mark Jude Sullivan, Jane Kaczmarek and Jon Tenney head the cast when L.A. Theatre Works records James Lapine’s stage adaptation of Moss Hart’s ‘Act One’ live-in-performance for radio broadcast and online download. Five performances, April 27-30, at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Long Beach - Presents:
The Jason Bishop Show

Saturday, 4/29/2017

As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-theart magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock soundtrack.

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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, 4/27/2017)

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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Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:
Citizen: An American Lyric

4/28/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Fountain Theatre’s Citizen: An American Lyric, a meditation on race that fuses poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, is a provocative stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America adapted by playwright and Fountain Theatre Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs and directed by Shirley Jo Finney.

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JTK Productions - Hollywwood - Presents:
Rabbit Hole

4/21/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Pulitzer winner about a couple coping with a tragic loss.

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
Good Boys and True

4/28/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

The privileged life of a high school senior at St. Joe’s School for Boys threatens to collapse when a disturbing video circulates around campus. Social class, abuse, and sexuality simmer beneath the surface of the resulting scandal taking an unexpected turn when the boy’s family is confronted with unsettling truths about their son.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
I Dream of Chang & Eng

4/29/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

I Dream of Chang & Eng tells the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” whose early lives were spent touring in a 'freak' exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured around the world. Singled out as “freaks” by conventional society, they got the last laugh as they used this label to their own gain.

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The Theatre @ Boston Court - Pasadena - Presents:
The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage

4/27/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/27/2017)

As Tolstoy said “All happy families are alike each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In The House in Scarsdale, playwright Dan O’Brien traces the roots of his family’s particular unhappiness to learn why his parents and siblings cut him off years ago.

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Thomas Prosser - Valley Village - Presents:
When Wrong Is Right

4/21/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Dr. James King hosts a radio dance walkathon in 1932 Green Haven Health Spa while writing a new Bible and operating on patients.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Archduke

4/25/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 4/25/2017)

Archduke is the astonishing new play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Guards at the Taj) returns to the Taper with this World premiere, Center Theatre Group commission that poetically traces a group of young men along their unlikely path...

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The Porters of Hellsgate - North Hollywood - Presents:
Pericles

4/28/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/28/2017)

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean production mounted by The Porters of Hellsgate. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. They last worked together on 2014s production of Henry V, a critical and audience hit, which received Ovation, Broadway World, and Valley Theatre Award nominations.

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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Guillermo Calderon's "Kiss"

4/29/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

Damascus, Syria: 2014. Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. Runs 4/29-6/18/17 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West LA, 90025 www.OdysseyTheatre.com, Ph: 310-477-2055

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Spring Dance Theatre

5/4/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

Escape your daily routine and experience this eclectic showcase of lyrical movement as the CSUF Dance program's award-winning dancers and choreographers demonstrate their grace, talent, and hard work.

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Chapman University Department of Theatre - Orange - Presents:
"Picnic" by William Inge

5/4/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

An American theatre classic, Inge’s exploration of small town life, family, and the loneliness, boredom and sexual desire that hides behind the white picket fences that surround perfect people leading perfect lives. Directed by John Benitz.

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Chapman University - Orange - Presents:
"Picnic" by William Inge

5/4/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

Inge’s exploration of small town life, family, and the loneliness, boredom and sexual desire that hides behind the white picket fences that surround perfect people leading perfect lives. Picnic has been embraced by generations of audiences for its simple charms.

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Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Ballast

5/4/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

World Premiere: BALLAST How do we become who we are? This cutting-edge new play skydives into personal identity, navigating intricate dreamscapes to explore how gender shapes our spirituality, desires and destiny.

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The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Presents:
Macbeth In Rhythm

5/4/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ 2017-Year of Macbeth continues with four performances of Macbeth in Rhythm at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 1238 West 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles. Performances are Thursday, May 4th at 8pm, Friday, May 5th at 8pm, and Saturday May 6th at 2pm and 8pm. All seats are $25 and can be purchased at www.shakespearecenter.org

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University of California, Riverside Department of Theatre, Film & Digital Production - Riverside - Presents:
Stop Kiss

5/4/2017 - 5/13/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/4/2017)

A play by Diana Son We all long for love and acceptance. We all long to live a life without fear. This is the story of two women who actually did it. Stop Kiss is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Circle X Theatre - LOS ANGELES - Presents:
Fefu and Her Friends

5/5/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

On a seemingly ordinary day, a group of women gather to plan a philanthropic fundraiser. As the evening unwinds, the world dips into the surreal and their secrets, fears, and frustrations with society and each other come to light. Featuring an international cast of women, Forne´s’ 1977 play explores how women across the world are subtly pressured to conform to an ideal of meekness and femininity.

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Oceanside Theatre Company - Oceanside - Presents:
Picnic by William Inge

5/5/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/5/2017)

Set on Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town in the 1950’s, PICNIC is an innovative story with a strong focus on women. Flo Owens is a protective mother of two teenage daughters, Madge and Millie. Their family dynamics mingle with those of their boarder Rosemary, and their neighbor Mrs. Potts, sharing a firsthand look into the real life struggles of these single women.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Our Town

5/12/2017 - 5/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

SLO Little Theatre presents OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize winner, which follows the lives of residents in the small town of Grover’s Corners, running May 12-28, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
Good People

5/12/2017 - 6/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 5/12/2017)

Kentwood Players proudly presents GOOD PEOPLE, a dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, opening Friday, May 12 through Saturday, June 17, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
The Gingerbread Lady

5/13/2017 - 8/19/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 5/13/2017)

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for THE GINGERBREAD LADY, a dramedy by Neil Simon, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00noon to 4:00pm and Sunday, May 14 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 15 from 7:00 to 10:00pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Drew Fitzsimmons and produced by Jenny Boone and Lynn Gutstadt for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Samuel French.

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Shockheaded Peter

5/18/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 5/18/2017)

Fall into the world of Victorian steam-punk nightmares as a manic music box spins stories of naughty children and misguided parents. Silly and sinister, Shockheaded Peter dares us to ask what’s beneath the floorboards. Don’t miss the most damning tale ever told on stage!

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