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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Archduke

4/25/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 5/30/2017)

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. "A terrific production. Cast, set, costumes, lighting and direction are all exemplary. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE

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Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Building the Wall

3/18/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Monday, 5/29/2017)

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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Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Ballast

5/4/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/1/2017)

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 Porters of Hellsgate - North Hollywood - Presents:
Pericles

4/28/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

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

3/24/2017 - 6/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

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? "GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE

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InnerMission Productions - San Diego - Presents:
Gidion's Knot

5/25/2017 - 6/10/2017 (next performance: Monday, 5/29/2017)

InnerMission Productions presents Gidion's Knot Written by Johnna Adams, directed by Kym Pappas and starring Jyl Haruye Kaneshiro and Carla Nell. A parent/teacher conference begins as a mystery with a mother seeking answers as to why her son, Gidion, has been suspended from his 5th grade class.

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Shockheaded Peter

5/18/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/31/2017)

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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Latino Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
"The Sweetheart Deal"

5/4/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/31/2017)

World premiere A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. 1970 was a tumultuous time for Cesar Chavez and the UFW. Obie Award-winning writer/director Diane Rodriguez traces its history through the eyes of two journalists who leave their comfortable life in San Jose to volunteer for El Malcriado.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Separate Tables

5/18/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/1/2017)

Couples face challenges in this post-War comedy-drama, set in a residential hotel in England. Separate Tables is actually a compilation of two short plays. The two pieces share a location, a dining room in a residential hotel in Bournemouth, England, and also share some of the same characters.

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) Delta Highway Productions & Edgemar Center for the Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:
Emmitt & Ava

5/20/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/1/2017)

Emmitt and Ava, a contemporary tale of love and loss. Two families, unacquainted with one another, suddenly find themselves forced to communicate on most intimate terms. Emmitt and Ava is a play as dynamic as it is relevant.

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Open Fist Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Murray Mednick's "The Gary Plays"

4/28/2017 - 6/4/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 6/1/2017)

An epic production of Murray Mednick’s six-play series about the odyssey of the playwright’s everyman/anti-hero, unemployed actor Gary Bean, in the years following the random murder of his son. Presented by Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre, the six plays can be viewed in three parts over the course of three evenings, or in their entirety every Sunday during the run.

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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, 6/1/2017)

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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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
Good People

5/12/2017 - 6/17/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

Kentwood Players proudly presents GOOD PEOPLE, a dramedy by David Lindsay-Abaire. GOOD PEOPLE centers on life in South Boston, a working-class neighborhood on hard times, which is no joke for single mother Margaret Walsh.

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

4/29/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

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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Collaborative Artists Ensemble - North Hollywood - Presents:
Long Way Down

5/19/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

Kidnappers of infants are drawn to increasing acts of desperation. Long Way Down had its World Premiere in Nashville. The current production marks the play’s West Coast Premiere.

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

5/20/2017 - 6/10/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)

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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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, 6/1/2017)

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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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Avenue Q

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

Avenue Q is a coming-of-age parable that satirizes the anxieties associated with entering adulthood, and being increasingly labeled and categorized. Its characters lament that as children they were assured that they were "special" and "could do anything" however, they discover that in the adult world options are limited.

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Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:
The Other Mozart

5/31/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/31/2017)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the award-winning, Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway sensation starring Sylvia Milo in the untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s prodigious sister Nannerl with classical music composed by Mozart and Marianna Martines and original music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen.

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Son of Semele Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Archipelago

5/27/2017 - 6/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

By Caridad Svich Directed by Barbara Kallir U.S. Premiere

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ShoWorks Entertainment - Los Angeles - Presents:
Infantryman In The Wardrobe - Words of War

6/2/2017 - 6/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

A journey from WW1 to present day, through the musings, songs, poetry and prose of the soldiers in the trenches and the women left behind. A beautifully poignant look at the futility of war, this original piece of theater highlights love, loss & human nature through equal parts humor and powerful sorrow.

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Mooki Entertainment - Hollywood - Presents:
The ABCs

6/2/2017 - 6/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

“The ABCs” is a world premiere comedy opening at The Complex Theatre as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. An all female cast of outrageous high school girls bent on getting what they want: total body perfection, like their idols, the Kardashians.

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John Perrin Flynn and Heather Tyler - Los Angeles - Presents:
We Are Not These Hands

6/2/2017 - 6/24/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

Two cagey 15 year olds, Moth and Belly, live in the ruins of a dystopian society where filth is abundant and the addiction to consumerism and porn is incessant.

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Les Blancs

5/27/2017 - 7/3/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)

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. It is rich with music and dance and set in and around a mission compound in Africa. The time is yesterday, today, and tomorrow-- but not very long after that.

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OB Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

6/2/2017 - 6/25/2017 (next performance: Friday, 6/2/2017)

OB Playhouse & Theatre Company is thrilled to bring you the musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Director: Manny Bejarano Musical Director: Kirk Valles

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Chris Wollman - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Sacred Beasts

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

The Sacred Beasts will be making its world premiere in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. This comedy digs into the core of an unlikely kinship between Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway as different actors portray the pair at three different stages of their lives. Asylum @ The Underground Theatre – 1314 N. Wilton, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Green Light Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Rising

6/3/2017 - 6/24/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 6/3/2017)

The Rising is a dark comedy about the rise of a revolutionary group that murders politicians.

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