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Drama

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Wooster Group: The Town Hall Affair

3/22/2017 - 4/1/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/22/2017)

The Wooster Group’s newest work THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” of 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall, a documentary of a 1971 panel which featured feminist thinkers and activists.

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Kirk Douglas Theatre - Culver City - Presents:
Good Grief

2/26/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/21/2017)

World Premiere Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, Good Grief follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents.

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LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Rose Tattoo

3/17/2017 - 3/25/2017 (next performance: Wednesday, 3/22/2017)

Loyola Marymount University's College of Communication and Fine Arts presents Tennessee Williams' haunting 1951 play. Directed by Timothy Fitzgerald, the play follows a Louisiana widow who withdraws from the world after her husband's death and expects her young daughter to do the same.

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Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival - Hollywood - Presents:
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

3/23/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Four days of fantastic female solo performers. The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 24 years of producing close to 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe.

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L.A. Theatre Works - Los Angeles - Presents:
Jefferson's Garden

3/23/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Gregory Harrison stars as Thomas Jefferson in the American premiere of a gripping, powerful and timely new play by internationally acclaimed playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good) that brings a fresh slant and theatrical inventiveness to the story of the American Revolution.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Tallgrass Gothic

3/10/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Laura falls in love with a man who offers her an escape from her rural home and controlling husband. Featuring core members of CSUF’s MFA acting class, this haunting, explosive play captures the love, longing, isolation, desire and fear of the classic Jacobean tragedy The Changeling. Adult language and content

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

3/8/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/21/2017)

A play that speaks to all of America - NOW! “…Blistering social drama about the racial prejudices that secretly persist in progressive cultural circles.” – Variety Winner! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama There will be a Q and A following each performance.

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Native Voices - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fairly Traceable

3/10/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Fairly Traceable follows the journeys of a young Ponca man and a Chitimacha woman as they juggle personal and career ambitions with advocacy for the environment and the people they love.

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The Elephant Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:
God’s Waiting Room

3/8/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

In Robert Austin Rossi’s heartfelt world premiere drama God’s Waiting Room prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. The Elephant Theatre Company's Co-Artistic Director David Fofi directs an award winning cast.

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Lamplighters Community Theatre - La Mesa - Presents:
The Dresser

3/17/2017 - 4/16/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

THE DRESSER By Ronald Harwood Directed by Steve Murdock Produced by Jennifer McKenna Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era.

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

1/27/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

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:
Arcadia

3/17/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

By Tom Stoppard Winner of the 1995 New York Drama Critics' Circle and the 1994 Olivier Awards for Best Play, Tom Stoppard’s 'Arcadia' is set in Sidley Park, an English estate. The action shifts back and forth between the 19th century and present day, debating scientific, literary and romantic mysteries.

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Desert Rose Productions, Inc. - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
Southern Baptist Sissies

3/17/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

"Southern Baptist Sissies" by Del Shores The acclaimed play follows the journey of four gay boys in the Calvary Baptist Church of Dallas, TX.

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Circle X Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Liana and Ben

2/18/2017 - 3/26/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

LIANA AND BEN is a twisted, sexy, modern take on Faust. Our story begins with a not-so-chance encounter between a beautiful young woman and a dark, enigmatic stranger. Ben makes Liana an offer: he will keep her young and beautiful for 250 years if she can prove to him that humanity is worth saving. Now, Liana’s time is almost up and Ben demands his proof.

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Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Still Life

3/4/2017 - 4/23/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (BIRDMAN), and Broadway playwright (ON YOUR FEET), examines the causal link between ethics and success, life and death, art and redemption. How do we endure loss and rediscover the will to make something of our lives?

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
King Lear

2/25/2017 - 5/6/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/8/2017)

The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. This spring we invite you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.

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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, 3/21/2017)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre production Directed by Coy Middlebrook

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:
Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane

3/21/2017 - 3/22/2017 (next performance: Tuesday, 3/21/2017)

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime.

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Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Snow Geese by Sharr White

3/11/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

From the presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival! Join us out our indoor, intimate theater.

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The Road Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Little Children Dream of God

2/23/2017 - 4/15/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Having braved a perilous journey to escape a violent husband and a volatile political climate in her native Haiti, Sula is determined to find a better life in America for her unborn son. She drifts ashore in Miami on an old rubber tire, eleven months pregnant and desperate not to give birth at sea.

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The Complex - Hollywood - Presents:
Disinherit the Wind

3/3/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

How can we understand and contextualize new information challenging what we take for granted as scientific fact? Disinherit the Wind, a play of ideas by Matt Chait asks us to view the wonders of science through a different lens.

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Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny

3/10/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble in association with Greenway Arts Alliance, present a movement adaptation of John Milton’s eloquent epic poem, Paradise Lost. Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny features bodies flying across the stage on harness and chains, augmented by the stunning and unique live digital animation effects of J-Walt Adamczyk and video installation artist Hannah Beavers.

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Windy Productions - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
Martha

3/12/2017 - 4/16/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 3/26/2017)

Iconic Modern Dance Legend Celebrated in A West Coast Premiere Martha Graham simply refused to quit. Her influence on dance, which is often compared to Picasso’s influence on modern art and the impact that Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture, has unequivocally transformed the art form.

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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, 3/23/2017)

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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The Open Circle Theatre Company - West Hollywood - Presents:
Waiting for Godot

3/23/2017 - 4/16/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

The Open Circle Theatre Company presents a new production of the Samuel Beckett classic.

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Sierra Madre Playhouse and Honey B Prods. - Sierra Madre - Presents:
The Belle of Amherst

3/18/2017 - 4/23/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Ferrell Marshall stars as Emily Dickinson. The Belle of Amherst of the title is Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a pioneering female American poet, who remains influential to this day.

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Panic! Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:
Danny And The Deep Blue Sea & POISON

3/9/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Two plays by John Patrick Shanley At Theatre 68 The premiere of the short "POISON" along with "Danny And The Deep Blue Sea" March 9 - Apr 2, 2017 Tickets at: www.plays411.com/danny

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Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:
IT'S TIME

3/17/2017 - 4/16/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 3/23/2017)

Written and Performed by Paul Linke Directed by Edward Edwards. "A wise, perceptive, and astonishing show... when it is this good, theater is what I always thought it should be: the highest of arts." - Sylvie Drake, Theatre Critic.

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Ruskin Group Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:
The Gun

3/18/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

You are who you pretend to be, until the day you wake up when the sun is shining just right, and you look in the mirror and wonder…is this ALL I wanted?

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Laguna Niguel Community Theatre - Laguna Niguel - Presents:
Our Town - Laguna Niguel

2/26/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

Laguna Niguel Community Theatre presents "Our Town", a classic play by Thornton Wilder. Our Town is a story told by the citizens of a fictional American small town, Grover's Corners. It is the story of life, love, and death. This special production features the Laguna Niguel mayor, Jerry Slusiewicz.

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Moving Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
Apocalypse Play

3/24/2017 - 4/15/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

It’s the end of the world…and I’m stuck with two of my exes. One of them is a cannibal. The other's an actor... It's the end of the world in Los Angeles. Well, everywhere, but definitely in Los Angeles, where Jane is stuck in a cramped apartment turned shelter with her ex, Chip. They think they're the last living souls on earth, until others start showing up at their doorstep.

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Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Building the Wall

3/18/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

The world premiere of the newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action.

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Moving Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
Burners

3/10/2017 - 4/2/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

The not-so-distant future. The privileged few live inside a high-tech fortified megacity while the majority struggles for survival in massive polluted slums. Liv arrives in a junk depot in a war-torn industrial zone seeking Nix, a smuggler who can get her past the barricades and into the restricted megacity.

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The Whitefire Theatre - Sherman Oaks - Presents:
WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy

3/18/2017 - 6/10/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of “WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell’s Kitchen Love Tragedy” written and directed by Amanda Moresco. On a Saturday night in a Hell's Kitchen bar, three tough New York City chicks face their demons and discover whether or not they have the strength to make it out of the bar alive.

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An 11:11 Experience - West Hollywood - Presents:
Elevator The Play

3/24/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

Michael Leoni’s celebrated play ELEVATOR returns to Los Angeles for a special limited engagement, exploring what happens when seven strangers get stuck in an elevator. Laced with musical sequences and cinematic style, ELEVATOR is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche and asks the fundamental question: who are you behind closed doors?

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Actors Co-op - Hollywood - Presents:
Cat's Paw

3/24/2017 - 4/30/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

Torn from today’s headlines, what do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? William Mastrosimone’s gripping drama about a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage – the world’s supply of clean water. For mature audiences.

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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:
A Wrinkle in Time

3/10/2017 - 4/22/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/24/2017)

In this adaptation of a beloved fantasy adventure, three gifted young people travel through time and space to rescue a captive scientist from an evil planet.

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Ensemble Studio Theatre LA - Los Angeles - Presents:
Woody's Order!

3/25/2017 - 4/22/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

When Woody, a nonverbal, highly intelligent, cerebral palsied 8 year old realizes that something might one day happened to his parents, he “orders” backup. Woody always plans ahead. His sister Ann, heeding the call for her magical birth, embarks on an extraordinary lifetime adventure to fulfill this order, while navigating the course of her own dreams and destiny.

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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:
Punk Rock

3/25/2017 - 5/14/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 3/25/2017)

Teen angst erupts in fiercely funny "Punk Rock" Seven teens at an English prep school tangle with the pressures of love, sex, bullying and college entrance exams, revealing the confusion, disconnect and latent savagery simmering beneath the surface.

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A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:
Man of La Mancha

3/26/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 3/26/2017)

Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures – rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants – unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world.

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A Noise Within Theatre - Pasadena - Presents:
Man of La Mancha

3/26/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Sunday, 3/26/2017)

Written by Dale Wasserman • Music by Mitch Leigh • Lyrics by Joe Darion Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

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OB Theatre & Company - San Diego - Presents:
The Who's Tommy

3/31/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/31/2017)

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

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Elysium Conservatory Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Romeo & Juliet

3/31/2017 - 4/23/2017 (next performance: Friday, 3/31/2017)

The classic love story in an unique interpretation.

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Metro Art - Los Angeles - Presents:
“Blade Runner”

Wednesday, 4/5/2017

METRO ART PRESENTS "BLADE RUNNER" TO KICK OFF “SCI-FI AT UNION STATION” FILM SERIES Three-Part Series Starts with Classic “Blade Runner” on April 5 and Includes Cult Favorite “Them!” and Contemporary Classic “Her”

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The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Encounter

4/6/2017 - 4/16/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/6/2017)

Complicite / Simon McBurney Directed and performed by Simon McBurney Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

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Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:
"Next to Normal"

4/6/2017 - 4/9/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/6/2017)

Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

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DogStar Theater Company - Santa Barbara - Presents:
Last Train to Nibroc

4/13/2017 - 4/15/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 4/13/2017)

A funny and touching portrait of two people searching for happiness amidst a time of anxiety and change. "…a gently charming little play set in the 1940s, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder in its look at rustic Americans who are to be treasured for their simplicity and directness…" —Associated Press.

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CSULB Theatre Arts Department - Long Beach - Presents:
Nora

4/14/2017 - 4/23/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/14/2017)

Adapted and Translated by Frederick J. Marker Based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

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The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:
MIDDLETOWN

4/21/2017 - 5/21/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/21/2017)

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown’s flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television - Los Angeles - Presents:
Stupid F#@king Bird

4/21/2017 - 4/28/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/21/2017)

A young director and a young actor rage against an older generation of artists and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art and growing up can be. In this funny, irreverent new remix of Chekhov’s "The Seagull," the timeless battle between young and old searches for the meaning of it all.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party

4/21/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Friday, 4/21/2017)

This is a jazzy, 1920s musical whodunit. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment.

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:
I Dream of Chang & Eng

4/29/2017 - 5/7/2017 (next performance: Saturday, 4/29/2017)

I Dream of Chang & Eng tells the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” whose early lives were spent touring in a 'freak' exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured around the world. Singled out as “freaks” by conventional society, they got the last laugh as they used this label to their own gain.

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