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Drama

Pierre Leloup - Los Angeles - Presents:
Inconnu a cette adresse (Address Unknown) - Patrick Timsit & Thierry Lhermitte

4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

Address Unknown is the novel published just before the outbreak of World War II, written as a series of letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his business partner who had returned to Germany in 1932. It is credited with exposing, early on, the dangers of Nazism to the American public. In French with English projected subtitles.

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

4/3/2014 - 5/29/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 5/1/2014)

Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its third, 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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CRE Outreach - Hollywood - Presents:
Beyond Sight

4/25/2014 - 5/25/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Blind actor Robert Smith and former Marine Ginger Lawrence head the cast of a new musical about a soldier who returns to the U.S. after losing his sight during combat. Blinded in Afghanistan, Jack returns home forever changed, forced to face the challenges of reintegrating into society without sight. Can he find the hope and courage to live a successful and fulfilling life, Beyond Sight?

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The Geffen Playhouse - Westwood Village - Presents:
Ruth Draper's Monologues

4/17/2014 - 5/18/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

A tour de force for an actor at the top of her craft. "Annette Bening's theatrical brilliance is on full display in Ruth Draper's Monologues. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO! " - Performing Arts LIVE

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Rest by Samuel D. Hunter

3/28/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Directed by Martin Benson World Premiere March 28-April 27, 2014 A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down. Only three patients remain—and one of them is lost. Gerald, 91 and suffering from Alzheimers, has wandered off, leaving his wife Etta and her friend Tom.

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Petrified Forest

3/21/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Classic romance and danger in the Arizona desert in 1935 as poet falls in love with a beautiful girl and confronts a gun-toting killer.

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Costa Mesa Playhouse - Costa Mesa - Presents:
True West

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

This dark drama deals with the sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers who have recently reconnected. The younger brother, Austin, is a Hollywood screenwriter working on a screenplay while house sitting for his mother. His older brother, Lee, later appears at the house after the two have not seen each other for years. The two brothers did not have their last departure on good terms.

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
Proof by David Auburn

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

SLO Little Theatre presents David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, PROOF, a compelling, fresh, and very human drama that combines elements of mystery and surprise with old fashioned storytelling. Performances of PROOF will run April 4-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All performances take place at the SLO LITTLE THEATRE, 888 Morro Street in San Luis Obispo.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Five Mile Lake

4/13/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

World Premiere by Rachel Bonds Directed by Daniella Topol Jamie enjoys a quiet life in his small Pennsylvania town, fixing up his grandfather's old lake house and pining after Mary, his troubled coworker. When his brother comes back to town with a new girlfriend, Jamie's peaceful world is turned upside down. A tender story about those who stay and those who go away.

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The Visceral Company - Hollywood - Presents:
RECALL

3/21/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

The Visceral Company, winner of “best LA theater season” accolades for 2013 from review aggregate site Bitter Lemons, is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of dark science-fiction thriller RECALL by Eliza Clark. Set in a dystopian America where the government monitors and “recalls” teenagers prone to violent behavior, RECALL was very well reviewed in its inaugural New York run.

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Baryshnikov Productions - Santa Monica - Presents:
Man in a Case

4/24/2014 - 5/10/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities.

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Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

4/11/2014 - 5/18/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

The world's greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure at the Coronado Playhouse April 11-May 18.

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Gap in the Wall Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Doctor Anonymous

3/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

The mask comes off! Set during the Frank Rizzo campaign for mayor of Philadelphia and the dawn of Gay Pride, and loosely based on the true story of Dr. John E. Fryer, this world premiere drama by New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera.

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Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Cuauhtemoc

3/28/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor and Hernan Cortez face each other in a final battle.

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Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
Romeo and Juliet

4/4/2014 - 5/3/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Presented by Independent Shakespeare Co., producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. The most famous love story of all time gets an athletic and imaginative staging in this new adaptation that incorporates dynamic choreography and visually rich design.

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Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:
Snow White

4/12/2014 - 5/11/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

Hi, ho, hi, ho it’s off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company proudly presents the classic tale of a beautiful young Princess who is banished into the woods by her evil step-mother the Queen so she would be the fairest in the land.

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Zombie Joe - North Hollywood - Presents:
Zombie Joe's Urban Death

4/5/2014 - 5/31/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

URBAN DEATH - Live Horror on Stage Zombie Joe's Underground's terrifying signature production is back, and more bad-ass than ever - diving deep into the depths of all-new inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Produced by Zombie Joe and Directed by Jana Wimer, with Original Musical Score by Christopher Reiner.

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The Geffen Playhouse - Westwood Village - Presents:
Slowgirl

3/12/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. "One of our FEATURED events. A very impressive cast turns in exceptional performances." - Performing Arts LIVE

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Moving Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fathers at a Game

4/4/2014 - 4/27/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

"Fathers at a Game" is back for another blitz! After wowing critics and audiences in the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and earning a “Best of Fringe Extension,” Trey Nichols’ gripping drama comes home to Moving Arts for a four-week run.

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois

4/23/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

by Adam Rapp directed by Crispin Whittell World Premiere In the Nicholas Studio

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Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"

4/25/2014 - 5/25/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

"a rich experience that all lovers of theater should rush to see" (Associated Press) "Special lyrical blend of poetry, humor and grace" (Variety)

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Palomar Performing Arts - San Marcos - Presents:
Esperanza Rising

4/25/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Adapted by Lynne Alvarez From the Novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan Directed by Michael Mufson

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Critical Action - Hollywood - Presents:
Frozen

4/25/2014 - 5/31/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Bryony Lavery's powerful, poetic and provocative drama tells the story of Ralph, a serial killer, and the effects that his heinous crimes have on two women who are left to untangle the web of destruction that he leaves in his wake.

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Top Girls

3/6/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

Antaeus. L.A.’s classical theater ensemble, kicks off its 2014 season with a fully partner-cast production of the award-winning comedy by Caryl Churchill. Politics get personal in the go-getting 1980s of Margaret Thatcher's England when Marlene, who has just been made managing director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, discovers that life above the glass ceiling is not all it's cracked up to be.

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Randall Gray - Stages of Gray Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:
Mandrake's End

4/19/2014 - 5/30/2014 (next performance: Friday, 4/25/2014)

“Mandrake’s End,” set in modern day, finds Byron Meade, world class murder mystery writer, back at his lake house in this third and final episode of a trilogy of productions, to continue with his convoluted plot to recapture portions of his life that he feels he has lost. In this production Byron has to deal with the ever-twisting realities of his family life and much much more....

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The Skylight Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Pray to Ball

4/26/2014 - 5/25/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

Seldom in American culture has this controversial subject been brought to the stage. Amir Abdullah’s distinctive play ignites a passionate conversation on contemporary attitudes and prejudices toward religious choices.

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D&Me Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fat Pig

4/26/2014 - 6/1/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 4/26/2014)

How many insults can you tolerate before taking a stand to defend the woman you love? Neil LaBute’s award-winning, stingingly witty romance about love in the modern age of body image and peer pressure.

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FCCLB Board of Cultural Arts - Long Beach - Presents:
October Mourning--A Song for Matthew Shepard

5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 5/3/2014)

OCTOBER MOURNING A Song for Matthew Shepard World Premiere Musical Event Lyrics by Lesléa Newman ~ Music by Curtis Heard A moving poetic and musical response to the shocking 1998 murder of gay Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard, & the aftermath that ensued. Features the 40-voice Sanctuary choir, the Wilson High School Womens’ Chorus, accomplished soloists and actors, and orchestra

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CABIV Productions - West Hollywood - Presents:
VIVIEN

5/3/2014 - 5/25/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 5/3/2014)

VIVIEN was originally produced in 1981, when it was selected by Edward Albee as part of an evening of one-acts to be performed at Lincoln Center. VIVIEN is the powerful story of a father and son reunited after almost four decades. Paul, a theatre director, has come to a psychiatric nursing home to visit his father, Vivien, whom he has not seen in a very long time.

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Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:
different words for the same thing

5/4/2014 - 6/1/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 5/4/2014)

How far will you go when home calls? Thirteen years and 1,800 miles separate Alice from her childhood home. But after one phone call, the small-town streets and characters that once shaped her come rushing back and threaten to never let her go. Fall under the spell of this play as it unfolds the secret joys and heartbreak of the family at its core.

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