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Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:
Adler & Gibb

1/17/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

American Premiere In preparation for a film role an actress seizes the opportunity to dig up the truth in search of authenticity. Her subject is Janet Adler, a celebrated artist who rejected the art world in favor of making work solely for her lover Margaret Gibb. Adler & Gibb tells the story of a raid—on a house, a life, an identity, a reality and a legacy.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Late Company

1/19/2017 - 2/19/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

Two sets of parents meet one year after a gay student's death. U.S. Premiere engagement of a new play. Written by Jordan Tannahill. Directed by Bruce Gray.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
The Importance of Being Earnest

1/13/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

SLO Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play, running January 13-29, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

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Layla Rumi - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
Nice Iranian Girl

1/14/2017 - 2/11/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

MTV personality Layla Rumi escaped from war-torn Tehran to find success in Hollywood. Subtitled A Series of Stories About A Girl on the Run, Layla Rumi’s show Nice Iranian Girl is an odyssey like none other.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Pick of the Vine: Season 15

1/13/2017 - 2/11/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

This Year's Best Short Plays An exciting night of entertainment awaits you in these 7-15 minute short plays hand-picked by Little Fish Theatre from authors across the country. “A tasty banquet in which, perhaps surprisingly, every dish lingers pleasantly in the memory.” – Easy Reader

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Monti Washington - Los Angeles - Presents:
When Lives Matter The Play

1/12/2017 - 1/22/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

An original play set in two separate realities centered on politics, race and police brutality. When Lives Matter is a reflection of the times were in. Echoing the voices of generations struggling to find their place in society.

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North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:
Marjorie Prime

1/11/2017 - 2/5/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

By Jordan Harrison Directed by Matthew Wiener Fresh from triumphant runs in Los Angeles and New York, comes this fascinating, skillfully wrought family drama that dazzled critics and audiences alike. “...conceptually intriguing.” LOS ANGELES TIMES “…elegant, thoughtful, quietly unsettling drama.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Manor

1/5/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

"The Manor" is Theatre 40’s critically-acclaimed, exciting drama of history, mystery and intrigue, will return in January, 2017, for its tenth year to Greystone Mansion & Gardens, the scene of the original crime that inspired this fictionalized story by Kathrine Bates.

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
The Imaginary Invalid

1/13/2017 - 2/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

Molière's THE IMAGINARY INVALID is an outrageous satire of medicine and its practitioners sadly relevant even today. The wealthy Argan revels in poor health, relying on laxatives, suppositories, bloodlettings, and second and third opinions from the leading quacks.

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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, 1/26/2017)

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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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:
Bee-luther-hatchee

1/13/2017 - 2/18/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

A drama about race, memory and cultural appropriation.

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Odyssey Theatre - West Los Angeles - Presents:
Beckett5 presented by KOAN Unit

1/21/2017 - 3/5/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/21/2017)

The KOAN Unit kicks off the New Year with Beckett5, a quintet of darkly humorous, seldom-seen short plays by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett including Krapp’s Last Tape Come and Go Footfalls Act Without Words II and Catastrophe.

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The Rubicon Theatre - Ventura - Presents:
Gulf View Drive

1/25/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/25/2017)

GULF VIEW DRIVE picks up almost a decade after May and Raleigh part ways in See Rock City to pursue their separate dreams, keeping faith that they will remain connected and come together again.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Witness for the Prosecution

1/27/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

The Group Rep presents Agatha Christie’s New York Critic’s Circle Award-winning play, Witness for the Prosecution, directed by Jules Aaron, featuring Guest Artist Salome Jens, a mystery about a man on trial for murder whose enigmatic wife is called as a “witness for the prosecution” whereupon a series of plot twists, deceptions and lies are dramatically uncovered.

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Santa Monica College Theatre Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:
Quartet: 4 Short Plays by Samuel Beckett

1/27/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

Beckett, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature and master of minimalistic precision, creates a surreal world in which characters are propelled by undetermined forces and humanity is revealed in unexpected ways.

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The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
White Guy on the Bus

1/27/2017 - 3/18/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

Ray, a white financial manager from an affluent neighborhood, has a loving wife and liberal family. Shatique is a black nursing student and single mom from the rough side of town. As they ride the same bus to the same gritty prison every week, they seem to be getting to know each other – until Ray reveals his shocking true purpose for taking these weekly rides.

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Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Good People

1/27/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

by David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Eric Poppick Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. With a keen eye and ear for East Coast humor, Lindsay-Abaire’s honest examination of love, friendship and human failings explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come from having next to nothing in America.

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PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre - Poway - Presents:
Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally

1/27/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

A Southern California Premiere!

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Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles - Presents:
Keith A. Wallace—The Bitter Game

1/27/2017 - 1/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 1/27/2017)

Step onto the basketball court with this “searing, well-honed one-man show” (San Diego Union-Tribune) originally developed for La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival.

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MainStreet Theatre Company - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:
The Secret Garden

1/28/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/28/2017)

Adapted by Pamela Sterling Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by Jessica Kubzansky The cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book as Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Wallis Youth Theatre Company presents Word of Mouth

1/28/2017 - 1/29/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/28/2017)

The Wallis Youth Theatre Company’s mission is to provide young actors the chance to cross boundaries, and with an ethos of collaboration, create thoughtful and provocative work that is rooted in our humanity.

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Son of Semele - Los Angeles - Presents:
Before All Else

1/28/2017 - 2/10/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/28/2017)

Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is the jumping-off point for this highly physical imagining of Nora’s inner journey of self-discovery as she decides to leave behind everything she’s ever known.

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West Coast Jewish Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fugu

1/28/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 1/28/2017)

A Japanese diplomat and a Jewish woman share a forbidden love in Kobe, Japan during wartime.

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Desert Ensemble Theatre Company - Palm Springs - Presents:
"Expressions"

2/3/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/3/2017)

Tickets are now on sale for Desert Ensemble Theatre’s world premiere production of "Expressions," written and directed by Shawn Abramowitz. This compelling drama is about PTSD and its cascading effect on both veterans and their families. The play runs two weekends, February 3-5 and Feb. 10-12.

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The Costa Mesa Playhouse - Costa Mesa - Presents:
A Piece of My Heart

2/3/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/3/2017)

Costa Mesa Playhouse starts the New Year with A Piece of My Heart, a powerful exploration of the experiences of six women who served during the Vietnam War, running from February 3 – 26, 2017. Written by Shirley Lauro Directed by Kathy Paladino

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Coriolanus

2/4/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/4/2017)

William Shakespeare's Coriolanus put on by the drama students at Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine.

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The Actors' Gang - Culver City - Presents:
Lyrics From Lockdown

2/4/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/4/2017)

“Lyrics From Lockdown is an important and necessary story told with a voice as fresh as today’s headlines,” said Artistic Director Tim Robbins. “With poetry, musicians and striking visuals, Bryonn Bain and Gina Belafonte give us a first hand look into racial profiling and a deeply flawed criminal justice system in a powerful evening of theater.”

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

2/4/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/4/2017)

The Group Rep presents And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little written by Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning playwright Paul Zindel, directed by Linda Alznauer, produced by Robert Axelrod, February 4 - February 26, Upstairs at the Lonny Chapman Theatre.

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California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Mainstage Play: Love and Information

2/8/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/8/2017)

This mosaic play is a portrayal of modern consciousness and the need for human intimacy, love and connection.

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Lit Live - Simi Valley - Presents:
And Lightning Struck: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Creation

2/9/2017 - 2/12/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/9/2017)

The world premiere of an atmospheric historical drama that delves into the life of Mary Shelley and how she came to write "Frankenstein." Mary looks back on her life and is visited by the ghosts of memory-including the fictional creature she gave to the world-as she tries to puzzle out the source of her own genius.

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Diversionary Theatre - san diego - Presents:
Well and 2.5 Minute Ride: Two Shows in Rotating Repertory by Lisa Kron

2/9/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/9/2017)

Diversionary Theatre will produce the San Diego Premiere of WELL and the San Diego Revival of 2.5 MINUTE RIDE, both by Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron, presented for the first time in repertory.

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
Family Only

2/10/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/10/2017)

Is it still a party if only family is invited? WHAT: Family Only. A comedy-drama. World Premiere engagement. WHO: Written by Darryl Vinyard. Directed by Arden Teresa Lewis. Produced by Benjamin Scuglia for Theatre West. Theatre West executive director: John Gallogly.

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Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:
33 Variations

2/11/2017 - 3/19/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 2/11/2017)

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria, in this extraordinary Tony-nominated play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

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Phantom Projects Theatre Group - La Mirada - Presents:
The Giver based on novel by Lois Lowry

Thursday, 2/16/2017

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:
Cendrillon

2/17/2017 - 2/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/17/2017)

This witty production is a new take on the Cinderella fable, complete with a wicked stepmother, a lost slipper and a clock about to strike midnight. Featuring graduate and undergraduate designers from the Department of Theater and undergraduate actors from the School of Music.

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Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:
Our Lady of 121st Street

2/24/2017 - 3/5/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)

"What kinda #$@&%*! world is this?!" 

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

2/24/2017 - 3/12/2017 (next performance: Friday, 2/24/2017)

Shakespeare’s setting is rapturous and romantic Verona, Italy. Best pals Valentine and Proteus bid a sad farewell as Valentine is off to explore the world and Proteus plans to stay home to pursue his love for the young maid, Julia.

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CAP UCLA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Silencio Blanco: Chiflón, el Silencio del Carbón

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

After a mine shaft collapse prompts mass dismissals, a young miner is forced to head for the deadly Chiflón del Diablo mine. This story plays out in silence using simple marionettes, and confronts Chile’s dark mining history.

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The Wallis & Deaf West Theatre - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

3/7/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/7/2017)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre production Directed by Coy Middlebrook

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