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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Barcelona2/2/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
After midnight in Gaudi’s magic city, a drunk American woman plunges recklessly into a one-night stand with a dashing Spaniard. But during the course of that single, shocking night — by turns funny and dangerous — her romantic fantasy morphs into a complicated game of cat and mouse.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dream Catcher1/30/2016 - 3/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood.
"Brilliantly written and acted! A FEATURED event. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
Diversionary Theatre Productions - San Diego - Presents:Now or Later2/11/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
This incisive and politically provocative new play takes on religion, freedom of expression, and the dangers of an increasingly interconnected global community.
Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:FLY1/26/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Ricardo Khan
Produced in Association with Crossroads Theatre Company
With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, Fly tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II.
San Diego Performing Arts League - San Diego - Presents:San Diego Theatre Week2/22/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Monday, 2/22/2016)
February 22nd - 28th
Over 30 San Diego performing arts organizations are coming together to promote the inaugural San Diego Theatre Week
It’s a week long celebration of the performing arts in San Diego, representing theatre, dance, music and comedy.
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush1/13/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
The world’s greatest sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, will stop at nothing to prove a client innocent of murder, even if it means traveling to the Wild West frontier town of Nome, Alaska. This wild and wooly adventure is full of intrigue, mystery, deception and duplicity and fun-filled whodunit.
Shock Pulse - Los Angeles - Presents:Neva, by Guillermo Calderon1/21/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
In a dimly lit rehearsal room in St. Petersburg during the winter of 1905, Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, along with two other actors, await the rest of the cast and their director while unseen striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the tsarist regime. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:‘Outside Mullingar’ 1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Todd Salovey
Anthony and Rosemary are 40-something locals living in a tiny village in rural Ireland. They haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Painfully shy Anthony has spent his entire life as a recluse on a cattle farm.
Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dream Boy1/24/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Poetic and erotic, DREAM BOY tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant society to create a transcendent Southern gothic tale of love and redemption.
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:Red1/22/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
directed by David Emmes
by John Logan
“What do you see?” Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, living legend and uncompromising bad boy asks Ken, his seemingly naïve new assistant. It’s 1958, and Rothko is at the height of his glory.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:When the Rain Stops Falling1/14/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
An intricate, multi-layered story, spanning four generations and two continents. When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love.
AKA Studio Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:The Dodgers1/30/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
THE DODGERS is a new American play set in 1969 about a tribe of nonconformist friends, who want nothing more than to make music, do drugs and make love. When they suddenly find that they must face a lottery, that will send at least one of them to Vietnam, it propels them to take daring and dangerous steps to dodge the draft.
Lunar River in association with Mack Sennett Studios - Los Angeles - Presents:Salome1/31/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A radically queer reinvention of the ancient tale. World premiere by Christopher Adams-Cohen.
Studio C Artists - Los Angeles - Presents:Man's Dominion1/23/2016 - 2/20/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A one-person show about the lynching of Mary the circus elephant in 1916, “Man’s Dominion” is a true story straight out of history - Mary its victim a symbol of nature held captive and the entire tale an allegory of the dark heart beating under the thin skin of Norman Rockwell’s small-town America.
Mutant Collective and Theatre Planners - Hollywood - Presents:Inland Empress2/6/2016 - 2/27/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
You grow up here, you grow up tough. If you grow up at all.
Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:Deathtrap1/15/2016 - 2/20/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A hit playwright with writer's block is willing to kill to get his hands on someone else's story.
Sidney Bruhl writes mystery plays for Broadway. A playwright of some repute, he’s hit a creative funk compounded by writer’s block following an early period of stellar successes.
Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:Other Desert Cities2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A character-driven drama that focuses on political clashes, personality conflicts and long-held secrets in a Palm Springs area family.
It's A New Day / Lit Live - Simi Valley - Presents:Dark Heart of Poe2/12/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A Valentine for a darker heart…
California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:Mutual Consent2/12/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this heartfelt romp explores the journey we take throughout life and the essential questions we explore when we journey into middle age. In an intriguing blend of absurdity and lyricism, this vignette-style drama tells the story of how multiple couples navigate marriage, commitment, and the challenges of contemporary life while exploring the beauties and di
Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA - Los Angeles - Presents:WORLD PREMIERE of Watching O.J.2/5/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
In the wide cross-section of L.A.’s diverse population, tensions ran high as people awaited the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder case. It was October 3, 1995. Twenty years to the day, David McMillan’s new play returned to the scene with a passionate, multi-racial perspective on that crucial day.
Coeurage Theatre Company - North Hollywood - Presents:Vieux Carré2/12/2016 - 3/12/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A rarely produced Tennessee Williams play considered by many to be his most autobiographical work.
Desert Rose Productions, Inc.l - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches1/15/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part 1 – Millennium Approaches as our Gay Heritage Production, opening Friday, January 15, 2016 for a six-week run. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through February 21, 2016.
Critical Mass Performance Group - Los Angeles - Presents:Ameryka2/5/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A world premiere written and directed by Nancy Keystone. Created in collaboration with Critical Mass Performance Group.
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company - Palm Springs - Presents:"A Number" by Caryl Churchill2/12/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling one-act psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons.
Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Dark at the Top of the Stairs1/23/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Set in plain-spoken mid-America in the 1920s, it is a tender but honest look at the family life of Ruben and Cora Flood, their children, relatives and neighbors. This drama – touched with comic moments – shares the hopes, trials, love, joy and sorrows of this family as they navigate their life together.
Photo credit: Ken Jacques
Whitefire Theatre - Sherman Oaks - Presents:GERONIMO Life on the Reservation1/16/2016 - 2/20/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
The well-received solo show GERONIMO Life on the Reservation written by Janelle Meraz Hooper, directed by Steve Railsback, and performed by veteran actor Rudy Ramos, returns to the Whitefire Theatre for six weeks, January 16 through February 20, as part of Solofest 2016.
Greenway Court Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The World Premiere of Swarm Cell1/30/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, with contributions from Los Angeles’ Fairfax High School. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, SWARM CELL asserts a brave new world of womanhood and Identity.
Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:See Rock City1/27/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Rubicon Theatre Company presents second play in Arlene Hutton’s “Nibroc Trilogy”: The Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh continues January 27 through February 14. Directed by award-winner Katharine Farmer with Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom reprising their roles from “Last Train to Nibroc.”
Haugh Performing Arts Center - Glendora - Presents:The Legend of White SnakeSaturday, 2/20/2016
The U.S. premiere of the Legend of White Snake by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series1/14/2016 - 1/26/2017 (next performance: Thursday, 2/18/2016)
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!
NoHo Arts Center Ensemble - No. Hollywood - Presents:SissyBoy2/12/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
A world premiere: SissyBoy
Opens Feb. 12 - Mar. 6, 2016
The funny, touching and true story of being branded a "sissy" brought to vivid life. Tickets: www.nohoace.com
Ronnie Marmo - No. Hollywood - Presents:Connect2/12/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
CONNECT - A play about truth, intimacy, courage & phone sex! Opens Feb. 12th at NoHo Arts Center
Savage Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Temples2/11/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
The Savage Players present the world premiere of Jeffrey Baker's Temples.
Twenty-something couple Nate and Liz have their future all worked out: a happy marriage, good careers, and a house in the Berkeley Hills. But when Liz returns from Burning Man with a new friend in tow, their carefully constructed life threatens to collapse around them.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet2/14/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 2/14/2016)
The world’s most famous love story…the perfect introduction to the world’s greatest playwright for people of all ages!
When Romeo and Juliet fall in love, feuding families forbid the marriage—so they wed in secret. Just before their wedding night, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin in a duel, and in the morning he must flee should he ever return, his death is assured.
Paul S. Flores and San Francisco International Arts Festival in association with Casa 0101 - Los Angeles - Presents:PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo2/18/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/18/2016)
Culture Clash’s Ric Salinas heads the cast in a bilingual tale of fathers and sons, transformation and redemption. A Salvadoran immigrant tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past. Inspired by the real-life experiences of ex-gang member Alex Sanchez, founder of the Los Angeles non-profit Homies Unidos and written by acclaimed spoken word artist Paul S. Flores.
Jewish Women's Theatre - Santa Monica - Presents:The Blessing of a Broken Heart2/18/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/18/2016)
A recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the Los Angeles premiere of "The Blessing of a Broken Heart" arrives precisely at the time when it is most needed, to help heal our communities in the wake of a deluge of local and national tragedy.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:The Miracle Worker2/19/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/19/2016)
By William Gibson • Directed by Joseph Arnold
This warm and deeply moving docudrama touches on the poignant Alabama childhood friendship between the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.
Women's Voices Theater Group - Los Angeles - Presents:The Vagina MonologuesSaturday, 2/20/2016
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Raquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners - Los Angeles - Presents:Altman's Last Stand 2/6/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/13/2016)
Analyzed at age seven, by Sigmund Freud, the Viennese-born Franz Altman has lived and loved all over the world. Now, in his one-hundredth decade, Altman has become a media celebrity, but not for reasons of longevity. His mid-town Manhattan second hand shop, King Solomon’s Treasure, is the target of powerful developers, who have bought up all the buildings around him to erect a high-rise...
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Woyzeck2/24/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 2/24/2016)
Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them.
The Vanguard University Theatre Department - Costa Mesa - Presents:The Winter's Tale2/26/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/26/2016)
A Romance Drama that sends a chilling message of forgiveness and renewal
City Players - Los Angeles - Presents:Utopia2/26/2016 - 3/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/26/2016)
City Players is proud to present the World Premiere of “UTOPIA” by David Douglas and Martin Head on February 26, 27, March 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 28 at 2pm at the Bootleg Theater, located at 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057. The production is directed by Katherine Whitney.
Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead2/26/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/26/2016)
Enter the world of Frank’s café, an all-night coffee shop in one of New York’s seedier neighborhoods frequented by a makeshift community of dealers, junkies, hustlers, prostitutes, Transvestites, dreamers and runaways.
Point Loma Playhouse - Point Loma - Presents:Circle Mirror Transformation2/26/2016 - 3/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/26/2016)
Circle Mirror Transformation
By Annie Baker
Directed by George Ye
February 26 - March 13, 2016
Fri/Sat at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm
Jeremy Skidmore - Malibu - Presents:Epstein's GirlSaturday, 2/27/2016
Under the helm of new Artistic Director, Jeremy Skidmore
New Leadership Model, New Vision
Smart, sexy, sassy actor/vocalist Gia Mora, a.k.a. Einstein’s Girl, unleashes her signature blend of intellectual prowess and animal instinct on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and theoretical physics.
Wine Country Theatre - Paso Robles - Presents:Of Mice and Men3/4/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 3/4/2016)
Wine Country Theatre presents John Steinbeck's classic story at the Park Ballroom in downtown Paso Robles. The director of the National Steinbeck Center will discuss John Steinbeck on Saturday March 5 at 7 PM and Sunday March 6 at 1:30 PM. The pre-show lectures will be included with the price of admission. Student tickets are $5 for this show.
Saddleback College - Mission Viejo - Presents:Mauritius3/4/2016 - 3/12/2016 (next performance: Friday, 3/4/2016)
A tale about intrigue in stamp collecting when two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors, the “Blue Mauritius.”
The Garage - Hollywood - Presents:BLOOD3/5/2016 - 4/3/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 3/5/2016)
Two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman writes and directs the world premiere of a political thriller with music about the “Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal,” in which thousands of people died of AIDS after U.S. companies knowingly sold contaminated blood to Japan. Presented at The Complex, beginning March 5.
San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:‘R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (And Mystery) of the Universe’3/10/2016 - 4/3/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 3/10/2016)
“R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (And Mystery) of the Universe”
Written and directed by D. W. Jacobs
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Sleuth3/10/2016 - 3/31/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 3/10/2016)
Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer – classic drawing room intrigue filled with surprises, opens Mar 10
Moth Theatre in association with Rydemption Entertainment - Los Angeles - Presents:Mine3/10/2016 - 4/16/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 3/10/2016)
A new play by Ryan Surratt, directed by Justin Huen. Presented by Moth Theatre in association with Rydemption Entertainment.
Desert Rose Productions, Inc. - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Cock, by Mike Bartlett3/11/2016 - 4/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 3/11/2016)
Cock, by Mike Bartlett, is an internationally acclaimed play that takes a lively and candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realize you may have a choice.
Patrick Hediger - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:CATS3/11/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 3/11/2016)
Broadway at the Gardens presents CATS - - March 11 – 20, 2016
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot
Trinity Theatre Company - San Diego - Presents:'Night, Mother3/11/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 3/11/2016)
The scene is the living room of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead her loveless marriage ended her absent son is a ne’er-do-well and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself.
The Blank Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:A Singular They3/19/2016 - 5/1/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 3/19/2016)
Burbank is your typical high school student worried about new haircuts, Biology exams, losing their virginity, and whether to take the estrogen the doctors keep prescribing.
A world premiere play by ALIZA GOLDSTEIN, directed by CHRISTOPHER J. RAYMOND.
Circle X Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Death Play3/19/2016 - 4/23/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 3/19/2016)
DEATH PLAY is an exploration of the echoes we leave behind. It's a story about the great magic and total crap of dying. This evocative solo piece received its festival premiere in July 2015 as a part of Son of Semele Theater’s Solo Creation Festival in Los Angeles, and has also been developed with Actors Theatre of Louisville and One Year Lease Theater Company.
The Blank Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:A Singular They3/19/2016 - 5/1/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 3/19/2016)
Burbank is your typical high school student — worried about new haircuts, biology exams, losing one’s virginity, and whether to take the estrogen the doctors keep prescribing. Burbank was born “off the binary,” neither entirely male nor female biologically. “He” and “she” just don’t work to describe who Burbank is. “They” is the only appropriate label — A Singular They.
TeatroCinema - Los Angeles - Presents:TeatroCinema: Historia de Amor 3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 3/31/2016)
Chile’s imaginative Teatrocinema ensemble uses 2D and 3D projection effects to create a theatrical environment rich with the grit and imagery of a dark graphic novel, to tell a violent story that destroys the boundaries between domination and submission.
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts - Malibu - Presents:The ThreePenny Opera4/6/2016 - 4/9/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 4/6/2016)
Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
English Adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Bradley Griffin, Director
Desert Theatreworks - Palm Desert - Presents:Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz4/8/2016 - 4/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 4/8/2016)
Broadway's hit family drama.
Indian Wells Theater - Palm Desert - Presents:The Arabian Nights4/8/2016 - 4/10/2016 (next performance: Friday, 4/8/2016)
Written by Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from The Book of Thousand Nights and One Night
Directed by Katheryn Evin
Presented by University Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino