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Drama

The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Shakespeare his Wife and the Dog

1/18/2018 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

April 1616—Shakespeare has returned to Stratford a rich and famous man, but all’s not well. Why is he so unhappy? Why can’t he sleep? Why is his wife furious with him? Who is Will waiting for and why can’t Anne find the dog? A sleepless night in Stratford. The secrets, lies, resentments and passions of a marriage laid bare. The one hour traffic of our play.

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Point Loma Playhouse - San Diego - Presents:
Building the Wall - by Robert Schenkkan

1/19/2018 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

San Diego Premiere "BUILDING THE WALL" “There’s a hold-your-breath inevitability to what is finally disclosed in 'Building the Wall', the powerful dystopian drama about life in the Donald Trump era"

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Cygnet Theater - San Diego - Presents:
Last Wife

1/17/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

West Coast Premiere This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women’s rights. Katherine is smart, confident and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Last Wife

1/18/2018 - 2/18/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

Henry VIII, Katherine Parr and the the Tudors, re-imagined in the 21st Century. WHAT: The Last Wife. Los Angeles Premiere engagement of a play. WHO: Written by Kate Hennig. Directed by L. Flint Esquerra. Produced for Theatre 40 by David Hunt Stafford.

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Adenrele Ojo and Rahvaunia - Los Angeles - Presents:
tHis Is Very Important

1/18/2018 - 2/4/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

"tHis Is Very Important" "Three different women. Three different stories. One common denominator... HIV positive." This one woman show sheds a light on the lives of these women, the people in their lives, public perception and what we think we know about HIV. HIV doesn't discriminate, people do. Opens Jan. 18th at The Zephyr On Melrose

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Skylight Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Rotterdam

12/29/2017 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

"CRITICS'CHOICE - LA Times "TOP TEN" - Stage Raw New Year’s. Rotterdam, 2017. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents to tell them she’s a lesbian. But before Alice hits send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that she has always identified as a man, and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. A queer love story, about all of us…

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Kentwood Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

1/12/2018 - 2/17/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

Kentwood Players proudly presents the play THE CRUCIBLE, by Arthur Miller. Miller won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, and The Crucible has gone on to become a classic, regarded as one of the great American dramas.

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The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Small Mouth Sounds

1/11/2018 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

Written by Bess Wohl Directed by Rachel Chavkin An Ars Nova Production In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.

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Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:
Plays by Young Writers Festival- Opening Night

Saturday, 1/20/2018

Playwrights Project presents the Plays by Young Writers Festival featuring the winners of the 2017 California Young Playwrights Contest!

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Derik Howard and Kurt Brungardt - Los Angeles - Presents:
My Father's A Cop

1/6/2018 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

A true story that traces the tumultuous relationship of Jerry Dean, a charismatic local Greenwich Village legend and his father, a decorated NYPD detective, as their paths crisscross in the worlds of crime, drug addiction, prisons, and mental hospitals.

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Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:
Sherlock Holmes- The Game's Afoot!

1/12/2018 - 1/21/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

Based on the classic detective series of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this mystery adventure introduces some of literature’s most memorable characters on stage. This dramatic production weaves together suspense, intrigue and humor. Holmes joins his new friend Dr. Watson to begin their battle against crime together.

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

1/4/2018 - 12/27/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 1/25/2018)

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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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Chosen

1/17/2018 - 3/25/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

A silent father, an ancient tradition and an unexpectedly important game of baseball forge bonds of lifelong friendship between two Jewish boys from “five blocks and a world apart” in this funny, poignant, timely and timeless father-son story about recognition and acceptance of “the other.”

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The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:
A Delicate Ship

1/19/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

A haunting love triangle triggers an unexpected chain of events in this poetic play. In the early stages of a new relationship, Sarah and Sam are lovers happily discovering each other. Sarah and Nate know everything about each other, best of friends since childhood and Maybe something more.

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Theatre 40 - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Manor- Murder and Madness at Greystone

1/11/2018 - 2/4/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

Immersive event involves romance, murder and suicide based on real events at the historic location where it all happened.

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Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Outside Mullingar

1/19/2018 - 2/18/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

By John Patrick Shanley Directed by Kathy Brombacher Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him yet watching the years slip away.

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Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Freud's Last Session

1/13/2018 - 3/4/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/20/2018)

On the day England enters World War II, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. There, only weeks before Freud took his own life, they engage in a humorous and deeply touching battle of wits on the subjects of love, sex and the existence of God.

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Alon Dina, Bo Powell - Los Angeles - Presents:
Crunch

1/24/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/24/2018)

Rocky friendships, cave monsters, love, and other natural disasters on the San Andreas Fault.

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Annie Loui - Irvine - Presents:
SHE

1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 1/25/2018)

SHE is a contemporary story of Southern California, seen through the eyes of a teenage girl learning to navigate the opportunities and options of life.

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Diversionary Theatre - san diego - Presents:
CARDBOARD PIANO

1/25/2018 - 2/25/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 1/25/2018)

CARDBOARD PIANO CARDBOARD PIANO at Diversionary Theatre runs January 25th through February 25th. A modern day parable of love and forgiveness

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Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:
Plays by Young Writers Festival- Program B 1/26/18

Friday, 1/26/2018

Playwrights Project presents the Plays by Young Writers Festival featuring the winners of the 2017 California Young Playwrights Contest!

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Bill Spellman for the Ojai Art Center Theater - Ojai - Presents:
On Golden Pond

1/26/2018 - 2/10/2018 (next performance: Friday, 1/26/2018)

This very funny and lovely valentine to familial love is co-directed by Tony Award winning Craig Anderson, who directed the premiere of this play on Broadway. It stars Kitty Winn, past winner of the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award, and Lawrence Pressman.

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MainStreet Theatre Company - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:
Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

1/27/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 1/27/2018)

MainStreet Theatre Company Presents Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad A Play with music by Peter Manos

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Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:
Plays by Young Writers Festival- Program A 1/27/18

Saturday, 1/27/2018

Playwrights Project presents the Plays by Young Writers Festival featuring the winners of the 2017 California Young Playwrights Contest!

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Playwrights Project - San Diego - Presents:
Plays by Young Writers Festival- Program B 1/27/18

Saturday, 1/27/2018

Playwrights Project presents the Plays by Young Writers Festival featuring the winners of the 2017 California Young Playwrights Contest!

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UCSB Arts & Lectures - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Pilobolus Dance Theater

Sunday, 1/28/2018

Pilobolus is one of the world’s most beloved companies of dance illusionists, renowned for its mix of humor, invention and drama.

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Garry Marshall Theatre - Burbank - Presents:
Edward Albee's Occupant

1/31/2018 - 3/4/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/31/2018)

Edward Albee’s poignant work about his friend, one of the most singular sculptors of the 20th century

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Water by the Spoonful

1/31/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/31/2018)

A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they’re recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran’s tragedy spills...

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Classical Crossroads - Torrance - Presents:
Strauss's Enoch Arden for Narrator and Piano

Friday, 2/2/2018

Noted actor Sherman Howard and New York-based pianist David Kaplan perform Richard Strauss's melodrama on the 1864 Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson on Classical Crossroads' "First Friday's at First! ~ fff" recital series.

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Range of Light Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Two Fisted Love

2/3/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 2/3/2018)

Range of Light presents the world premiere of David Sessions’ dark comedy Two Fisted Love, a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre about a modern family in a state of moral crisis.

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Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
Mrs. Packard

2/3/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 2/3/2018)

Written by Emily Mann Directed by Melissa Livingston, MFA Directing Candidate

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Henry V

2/4/2018 - 4/6/2018 (next performance: Sunday, 2/4/2018)

The dogs of war are unleashed and a charismatic Warrior King emerges in Shakespeare’s breathtaking depiction of the Battle of Agincourt. But the events before and after the decisive victory temper the fervor of nationalism—and paint a nuanced portrait of the introspective Henry, who learns that the attributes that make an inspirational leader often come in conflict with those that make a good man.

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Cal. Lutheran Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Mainstage Production: The Colored Museum

2/7/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/7/2018)

A play in 11 vignettes presented as if they were exhibits in a museum of African-American history, The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe satirizes the black experience in America. Still timely, the controversial comedy from 1986 skewers exaggerated images of and extreme stereotypes about African-American life. Saundra McClain directs.

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Actors Co-op Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:
A Walk in the Woods

2/7/2018 - 3/18/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/7/2018)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominated drama A WALK IN THE WOODS written by beloved playwright Lee Blessing, directed by Ken Sawyer, produced by Lauren Thompson. This witty two-hander concerns a relationship between two arms negotiators and what happens when they step out of the war room and into the woods.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Great Expectations

2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/8/2018)

Seven-year-old orphan Pip’s encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

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Type A Entertainment - Burbank - Presents:
Extremities

2/9/2018 - 2/25/2018 (next performance: Friday, 2/9/2018)

Type A Entertainment Presents: Extremities Written by William Mastrosimone Directed by Klaudia Kovacs Starring McKenzie Coffee, Adam Lopez, Dia Frampton & Melissa Ocampo Opens Friday February 9, 2018 at The Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Uncle Vanya

2/10/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 2/10/2018)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

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Boston Court - Pasadena - Presents:
A Streetcar Named Desire

2/15/2018 - 3/25/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/15/2018)

written by Tennessee Williams directed by Michael Michetti This daring new production strips away decades of Southern gothic gauze to reveal striking themes of class, race, and gender—reinvigorating the classic which shocked audiences in its debut 70 years ago.

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
The Cape and The Klan

2/17/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 2/17/2018)

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of The Cape and the Klan, written by Tin Penavic and Ted Ryan, directed by Stan Mazin, a dramedy based on a true story about a lone reporter who goes undercover to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan in 1951, as the Civil Rights Movement for desegregation is in full swing.

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Jackie Unveiled

2/22/2018 - 3/11/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 2/22/2018)

Hailed as an icon of style, grace and strength, famous for her allure and piercing sensuality, much has been written and said about America’s most popular First Lady—although the one detail usually omitted is that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was human.

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