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Drama

Getty Museum and Court Theatre - Pacific Palisades - Presents:
Iphigenia in Aulis By Euripides

9/7/2017 - 9/30/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 9/28/2017)

A New Translation by Nicholas Rudall Directed by Charles Newell Co-produced by The Getty Museum & Court Theatre

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La Jolla Playhouse - San Diego - Presents:
Wild Goose Dreams

9/5/2017 - 10/1/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/27/2017)

A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

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The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:
Lost in Yonkers

9/8/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
Tribes

9/21/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

by Nina Raine A boy born deaf who has been ostracized by his family discovers he is not alone. A story of finding the place that you belong.

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Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fixed

9/14/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Dually inspired by Calderón’s Spanish Golden Age Drama The Physician Of His Own Honor and the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, which detailed New York’s then-underground drag queen “ball culture,” this fierce and funny new play by Boni B. Alvarez is set in the heart of L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown.

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
In A Word

9/8/2017 - 10/8/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

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Rogue Machine - Los Angeles - Presents:
Daytona

9/9/2017 - 10/30/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 9/30/2017)

Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years and living in New York. The couple created a world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives.

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Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Runaway Home

9/13/2017 - 11/5/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 9/30/2017)

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, the unhealed wounds of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward continue to fester. In this powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story, 14-year-old runaway Kali embarks on a journey to pick through the wreckage of what used to be her life, rhyming, stealing and scamming her way through the still-destroyed neighborhood.

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Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:
Incognito

9/13/2017 - 10/1/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 9/27/2017)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of "Incognito." A play about the mind, memory, imagination and identity by award-winning playwright Nick Payne.

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Diversionary Theate - san diego - Presents:
Homos, or Everyone in America

9/14/2017 - 10/15/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 9/28/2017)

A Brooklyn couple attempts to navigate the complexities of contemporary gay life together. Hopscotching back and forth over the timeline of their relationship, a sensual, hilarious and compelling story of their bond emerges. This brave, cutting-edge new play confronts the lingering dangers and interconnected values of our nation, and that the way to our future may be found through our past.

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Working Barn Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

9/15/2017 - 10/8/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

This funny, sad, lyrical and highly original coming of age story from emerging playwright Kevin Armento features an unconventional narrator — the cell phone belonging to a troubled teen. As Red’s phone gets sucked into a breakneck journey from pockets to purses, it offers a fresh and unique perspective on human interaction and relationships.

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Marilyn Fox and Susan Lang - Venice - Presents:
Cigarettes & Chocolate and Hang Up

9/15/2017 - 10/15/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

In Cigarettes and Chocolate, this brilliant writer (The English Patient Truly, Madly, Deeply), takes a humorous and human look at London life in the 1980's that tests the social responsibilities of urbanites. Coupled with Hang Up, this is a stunning evening of two rarely performed works originally written to be performed on radio.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
A Tale of Two Cities

9/3/2017 - 11/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

A Noise Within Theatre Company Presents Mike Poulton's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities live on stage!

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Scripps Ranch theatre - San Diego - Presents:
Accomplice, by Rupert Holmes

9/8/2017 - 10/8/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Join SRT for an evening of murder, betrayal, love and laughter! The story begins in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both adultery and murder are in the air. We soon learn that all is never as it seems in this electrifying game of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who the hunted...and precisely who is the Accomplice?

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DBA Studios - Los Angeles - Presents:
Blackbird

9/9/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

DBA STUDIO Presents David Harrower’s Dark Drama BLACKBIRD You're Only As Dark As Your Secrets Directed by Don Bloomfield Starring Cali Fleming and Michael Connors

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Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:
Farragut North

9/8/2017 - 10/14/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Kentwood Players proudly presents FARRAGUT NORTH FARRAGUT NORTH is a 2008 political thriller written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President.

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24th Street Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
La Razon Blindada

9/9/2017 - 10/15/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 9/30/2017)

24th Street Theatre brings back its smash hit production (Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice,” LA Weekly Award “Production of the Year” written and directed by Argentine playwright Arístides Vargas, as part of its 20th Anniversary Season, starring Jesus Castanos Chima and Tony Duran as political prisoners who entertain each other with stories of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Head of Passes

9/13/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/26/2017)

An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur “Genius Award”-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah’s family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof.

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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, 9/28/2017)

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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Los Angeles LGBT Center Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Sixth Avenue - Hollywood - Presents:
Exit Strategy

9/26/2017 - 11/5/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/26/2017)

West Coast Premiere written by Ike Holter and directed by Deena Selenow.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Frankenstein: Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley

9/29/2017 - 10/15/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

An electrifying new version of Mary Shelley’s 19th century classic.

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City of Buena Park Community Services Department - Buena Park - Presents:
Autumn Nights Under the Stars Presents: Dracula

9/29/2017 - 10/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

The City of Buena Park Community Services Department/Fine Arts Division is proud to present "Dracula." Enjoy an evening of dynamic theatre in The Plaza, our beautiful and intimate outdoor venue. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Will Geer's Theatricm Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum 2017 Summer Season

6/3/2017 - 10/1/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 9/30/2017)

With its one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon and its roots in the 1950s McCarthy-era, when actor Will Geer created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors, Theatricum Botanicum is best known for its productions that frame contemporary social issues through the lens of classic literature.

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Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Br’er Cotton

9/23/2017 - 10/29/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 9/30/2017)

Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all of the recent killings, Ruffrino, a 14 year old “militant,” incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys’ anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field & no one seems to notice.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning

9/28/2017 - 10/19/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 9/28/2017)

by Eric Overmyer directed by Richard Perloff A fearless feminine Victorian trio set out for Terra Incognita and find adventure, opens September 28

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Odysssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Dance of Death

9/23/2017 - 11/19/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal, fiercely funny. Lizzy Kimball, Darrell Larson and Jeff LeBeau form three points of a treacherous triangle in Conor McPherson’s new version of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, running Sept. 23 through Nov. 19 at the Odyssey Theatre.

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Greenway Arts Alliance - Los Angeles - Presents:
The House on Mango Street

9/29/2017 - 10/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET centers around the life of young Latina Esperanza Cordero, as she undergoes her personal journey into adulthood. As she matures, Esperanza encounters the harsh realities of puberty as well the hardships witnessed in her family and her Mango Street neighborhood. Despite all she witnesses and endures, Esperanza seeks hope and persists toward a better future.

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Eric Johnson - Los Angeles - Presents:
“The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski”

9/29/2017 - 11/4/2017 (next performance: Friday, 9/29/2017)

Klaus Kinski (1926-1991) is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI.

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North Coast Rep - Solana Beach - Presents:
The Theatre School At North Coast Rep Presents: The Giver

10/5/2017 - 10/8/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 10/5/2017)

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry. Directed by Benjamin Cole

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Dean Productions - Glendale - Presents:
The Comedic Tragedy of Macbeth

10/5/2017 - 10/21/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 10/5/2017)

The classic story of ambition and murder is updated to the 20th Century and given a twist in this out door presentation.

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San Luis Obsipo Repertory Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
The Rabbit Hole

10/6/2017 - 10/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/6/2017)

SLO REP presents RABBIT HOLE, a Pulitzer Prize Winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire about love, loss and family. RABBIT HOLE runs Oct. 6-22, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Red Scare on Sunset

10/6/2017 - 10/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/6/2017)

A parody of 1950’s, McCarthy-era Hollywood.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Mrs. Warren's Profession

10/8/2017 - 11/18/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 10/8/2017)

A Noise Within Theatre Company presents George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession live on stage!

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ShoWorks Entertainment - Los Angeles - Presents:
Collected Stories

10/13/2017 - 11/5/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/13/2017)

ShoWorks Entertainment presents Don Margulies’ “Collected Stories”, directed by Christine Dunford, starring Susan Fisher and Gretchen Goode. This provocative, taut two-character play is about a renowned short story writer who mentors graduate students.

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GWC Productions - Hollywood - Presents:
The Daughters of the Kush

10/13/2017 - 10/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/13/2017)

In 1963, a Black sorority comes under scrutiny after a prospective new member meets with a violent mishap.

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The Wallis in association with John Legend, Get Lifted Film Company, Mike Jackson, Jackie Judd, The Private Theatre, Eric Falkenstein, Ron Simons & Beth Hubbard - Beverly Hills - Presents:
Turn Me Loose

10/13/2017 - 10/29/2017 (next performance: Friday, 10/13/2017)

Turn Me Loose is a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring Tony Winner and Scandal star Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy.

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3 Seat Productionsjavascript:AddDateToList('10/21/2017','remove') - North Hollywood - Presents:
Bash by Neil LaBute

10/14/2017 - 10/21/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 10/14/2017)

Neil LaBute’s first published work, BASH is the story of ordinary people hiding a monstrous secret. This trio of unforgettable personal accounts resulted in LabBute’s excommunication from the Mormon Church.

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North Coast Rep - Solana Beach - Presents:
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men

10/18/2017 - 11/12/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/18/2017)

Directed by Richard Baird October 18 – November 12, 2017

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International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
Home by Samm-Art Williams

10/18/2017 - 11/5/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/18/2017)

Produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Samm-Art Williams’ brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play deals joyfully with the coming of age of a young black man from rural North Carolina. Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

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