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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

11/11/2014 - 1/4/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 11/26/2014)

Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.” From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Berlin’s story epitomizes the American dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from “God Bless America,” to “White Christmas” and beyond,...

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Bus Stop by William Inge

11/14/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

Set in 1955, a blustery winter storm has hit the Midwest, and a busload of travelers from Kansas City must stop and spend the night at a small diner outside of Topeka, Kansas. Two young lovers, Cherie and Bo play out their courtship and discover that part of the journey is not knowing where you are headed. Bus Stop is an American classic.

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

11/13/2014 - 12/6/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/2/2014)

A culture-saturated Manhattan housewife’s nervous breakdown is interrupted by a worldly old friend in Busch’s cheeky satire of philosophy and art.

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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
WestFest 2014

11/14/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

Fascinating new works in development. When Theatre West was founded fifty-one years ago, its initial purposes included serving as a laboratory situation where writing, acting and directing could be developed and perfected.

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East West Players - Los Angeles - Presents:
Takarazuka!!!

11/6/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 11/26/2014)

Mysterious events happen at the theater as Yuko’s sayonara performance looms and a new star is set to rise to the top in this thrilling and seductive new play.

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
Stop Kiss

11/4/2014 - 11/30/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 11/26/2014)

November 4 - 30, 2014 STOP KISS By Diana Son Starring Sharon Leal and Angela Lin With John Sloan, Brandon Scott, Amanda Carlin and Jeff De Serrano Directed by Seema Sueko

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

10/9/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

As the great war rages in Europe, two lovers risk their lives for the right to marry. Set in 1918 on South Carolina’s Gullah Coast, Wedding Band is the profoundly poignant and affecting story of Julia and Herman who yearn to be together as husband and wife, but are held apart by society's mores and laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Gregg T. Daniel directs a fully partner-cast revival.

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Montana Roesch and Two Way Streets Productions - Hollywood - Presents:
"LAUNDRY AND BOURBON" and "LONE STAR"

11/7/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

Double Feature Production by James McLure Laundry And Bourbon - Directed by Tim McNeil Lone Star - Directed by Bonnie McNeil Opening Nov. 7th through Dec. 21, 2014 - Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & Sun. 7:00PM Stella Adler / Studio C Theatre

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Lamplighter's Theatre - La Mesa - Presents:
Same Time, Next Year

11/13/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

IN OUR BRAND NEW THEATRE Lamplighters Presents "SAME TIME NEXT YEAR" A Comedy in 2 Acts by Bernard Slade Starring: Michelle DeFrancesco as Doris & Daniel R Sky as George Directed by Mark Loveless and Produced by Judy Hughes A New Jersey man and California woman happen to meet in a coastal hotel at dinner. They have an affair but wake up the next morning questioning how this could have happened

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Skylight Theatre and Open Fist Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Reasons to Live

10/25/2014 - 11/30/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

At the Silverstein wedding, crazy is relative. Jane's groom has gone missing. Her sister Emily’s “life partner” may be just a one-night stand. Her brother lives upstairs in his pajamas selling something suspicious—and Mom tries to rally the troops by singing show tunes. But, when a surprise arrives, the family may just find the meaning they’ve been desperately seeking.

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TPC PLAY, LLC - West Hollywood - Presents:
The Penis Chronicles

11/6/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

A revealing perspective on the male psyche exploring the complex masculine experience. “A hard working impressive cast tells their emotional stories filled with the many challenges they have faced that shaped their masculinity and helped celebrate their sexuality.” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Whitmore Eclectic - Los Angeles - Presents:
'Night, Mother

10/30/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 11/29/2014)

The issue of suicide has always been complicated and controversial. Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Whitmore Eclectic, Aliah Whitmore directs Sylva Kelegian and Lisa Richards in a revival of Marsha Norman’s eloquent, darkly humorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ’night, Mother. The opening is set for Nov. 1 at The Lost Studio on La Brea Ave.

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John Perrin Flynn, Jennifer Pollono, Lillah McCarthy, Holly Fulger, and Amanda Mauer - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dorothy, A Current Account

11/13/2014 - 12/11/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 11/29/2014)

A homeless shelter employee wrestles to save her job, finally confessing to a trip she once took to a magical land. Navigating that thin line between comedy and reality, the enchantment of childhood returns to skeptical onlookers. 

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The Rainbow Theatre Co. in assn. with Edgemar Center for the Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:
Train to Zakopane

10/9/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/4/2014)

A true story of love and hate. It’s been said that the other side of love is hate. But is it possible that the other side of hate is love?

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Slaughterhouse Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Dirty

11/12/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

"The Wolf of Wall Street" meets the porn industry in a morality tale about the darker side of the American dream... Matt can no longer stomach his job, no matter what it pays. And when he concocts a business plan that will earn him millions while helping those in need, he believes he’s discovered his new career.

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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 - 12/18/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 11/27/2014)

Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its fourth, 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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STAGEStheatre - Fullerton - Presents:
It's A Wondeful Life : A Live Radio Play

11/28/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

The beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

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John Perrin Flynn, Jennifer Pollono - Los Angeles - Presents:
Uploaded

11/21/2014 - 12/15/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

Millennials on the edge. Daniel, a charismatic slacker, needs a lifeline. Sam, his reluctant drug dealer, provides “lines” of a sort that end up entangling both Sam and beautiful Anikka in Daniel’s speed-fueled scheme.

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Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:
Luna Gale

11/23/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 11/26/2014)

When choosing how best to protect a child, the wrong decision can lead to tragedy. Veteran social worker Caroline is determined to do what it takes to save baby Luna Gale, but the path ahead is shadowed by hidden motives, long held secrets and moral ambiguity. Powerful and arresting, Luna Gale is an unforgettable tale of conviction and passion.

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Circle Circle dot dot - San Diego - Presents:
"Naughty" with Circle Circle dot dot

12/5/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

Just in time for the holidays, Circle Circle dot dot is pleased to present a series of short plays inspired by contemporary stories of Christmas revelry. "Naughty" will feature original premiere scripts by local playwrights featuring hilarious tales that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Naughty is our late-night selection for those that like the dirty side of the season.

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Community Actors Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Days Before Christmas - "A Prodigal Christmas"

12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

Community Actors Theatre proudly presents, Days Before Christmas - “A Prodigal Christmas”, a moving Christmas Play written by Bryan Archer of "The Agape Players". Every scene takes place in the back room of the Franklin General Store in a small country town. It's almost Christmas and lawyer son, Jason, has returned home to settle his father's estate. His brother Thomas is running the store.

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UCLA Department of Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Revenger's Tragedy

12/5/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

In this vivid, violent Jacobean tragedy of lust and ambition, a young man plots revenge on a depraved duke for his lurid offenses.

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Produced by Christopher Amitrano, Peter Breitmayer, Alexandra Hulme and Pumpkin Eater Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Almost, Maine

12/5/2014 - 12/21/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

Critically Acclaimed Production "ALMOST, MAINE" by John Cariani returns to Los Angeles. Director Martin Papazian leads his ensemble and audiences alike through the story of nine couples falling in and out of love in this beautifully poetic and magical love story. Opening December 5th through December 21st for a limited engagement at The Hudson Mainstage.

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Happy Hour

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Saturday, 12/6/2014)

Happy Hour is the story of a father and son dealing with the father's aging process and his growing inability to live on his own.

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UCLA Department of Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
THE LARAMIE PROJECT

12/9/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/9/2014)

As told by friends, family and inhabitants of Laramie, Wyoming as well as published news reports, this play chronicles the 1998 murder of gay teenager Matthew Shepard and closely examines hate and homophobia in our society.

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UCLA Department of Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
The New Play Festival at UCLA 2014

12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/11/2014)

The Other Town by Nicholas Johnson Directed by Richard Martinez New original plays by UCLA's MFA Playwrights

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – THE LIFE OF PAUL ROBESON in celebration of Kwaanza

Sunday, 12/28/2014

Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, and to celebrate the third night of Kwaanza, Satna Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one night engagment of film, television and stage personality Stogie Kenyatta’s acclaimed 2013 NAACP Solo Show Award-Winning show about African-American artist-activist Paul Robeson

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
The Whipping Man

1/4/2015 - 1/25/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 1/4/2015)

by Matthew Lopez Directed by Martin Benson On the Julianne Argyros Stage

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Having Our Say

1/21/2015 - 2/8/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 1/21/2015)

HAVING OUR SAY The Delany Sisters’ First Hundred Years Emily Mann, adapted from the book Having Our Say by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

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South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult

1/23/2015 - 2/22/2015 (next performance: Friday, 1/23/2015)

Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice Writers: Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy On the Segerstrom Stage

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