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Until The Flood Jan 24 - Feb 23, 2020  
Kirk Douglas Theatre Until The Flood
 
Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”
 
   
Arsenic and Old Lace Jan 24 - Feb 16, 2020  
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Arsenic and Old Lace
 
Combining murder and mayhem with zany humor, Arsenic and Old Lace is an uproarious black comedy that gives “hospitality” a bad name. Meet Abby and Martha Brewster, two spinster sisters known for their acts of charity – which lately includes poisoning lonely, old men with their homemade arsenic-laced elderberry wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds out about the corpses in the cellar, he’s in a frantic race to deal with his aunts, his fiancée, and two crazy brothers – one who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and the other who has had plastic surgery to resemble Boris Karloff! Don’t miss one of America’s most popular classic comedies in a spiffy new production that will slay you with laughter.
 
   
Gifted Jan 24 - Feb 29, 2020  
The Broadwater Black Box Gifted
 
What if your gift was also your curse? Ashlyn has a special power - she can tell the romantic fate of any couple she sees, but cannot tell the same for herself. Enter a world of love and longing, humor and heartbreak, with a touch of magical realism. There is no fear we can't face in this world, because we are all gifted.
 
   
50 Hour Drive-By Theatre Festival Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2020  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre 50 Hour Drive-By Theatre Festival
 
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their Amazing 19th Annual Festival of (5) Short Plays...Written, Directed and Courageously-Erected in a Speedy (2) Days! The Underground's Fast, Tight & Wild Annual Theatre Event, Blasting-Off ZJU's Fabulous 28th Season.
 
   
The Human Comedy Jan 27  
Sierra Madre Playhouse The Human Comedy
 
Set in warfront America 1942, this coming-of-age tale tells the story of Homer Macaulay, a 15-year-old boy who delivers telegrams at night to make money for his family. During the course of two days, Homer grows from an idealistic boy to a mature young man as he struggles with the unfairness of the world around him and the pain of families to whom he delivers the War Department’s death notices. But in the midst of the decaying idealism of small town America, and the loneliness of growing up, Homer finds hope in humanity through Mr. Grogan, the old alcoholic telegrapher and Mr. Spangler, the manager of the telegraph office who becomes a father-figure. In these men, Homer learns to see the goodness in people no matter how desperate or broken they may be. He also finds the true meaning of home. In the end, it is a timeless American tale that celebrates our common decency. In our present society that is so divisive, THE HUMAN COMEDY has a lot to show us about our humanity and the important things that bring us together.
 
   
Fertile Jan 29  
Whitefire Theatre Fertile
 
WINNER! Producers’ Encore Award & nominee for Best Solo Performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019. “An incredible solo performer. It was witty and relatable – and masterfully tackles a topic that is inexplicably taboo with true grace.” Jenny has a plan. A plan to get pregnant. Everyone keeps telling her that time is running out — she just turned 35, after all. So when those pesky urine tests keep coming back negative, Jenny decides to take action and fix the problem. That’s when she runs into real problems and real questions about fertility and motherhood. As Jenny faces the world of “mom options” – egg freezing, in-vitro, adoption and more – the conversation about the expectation of procreation really begins. Taking into account a whirlwind of outside opinions from her mom, her friends, doctors, a beloved neighbor, and even God, Jenny must ultimately look within to discover what motherhood means to her, what it means to be Fertile. Written & performed by Heather Dowling, directed by & developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson.
 
   
This Side of Crazy Jan 30 - Mar 8, 2020  
Zephyr Theatre This Side of Crazy
 
Ditty Blaylock, the most prolific singer in gospel music history, is being honored by “Gospel Music Network.” All the stars are aligning to sing Ditty’s songs on her TV special. But there is one glitch. A little hiccup. Ditty has promised a reunion of The Blaylock Sisters, her three adult daughters who were once national sensations – “little superstars for Jesus.” Rachel, the oldest sister, who lives with Ditty, is furious when she finds out that her baby sister Bethany, an atheist and lesbian, and Abigail, her middle sister, who has “anger issues” and is currently confined to a mental facility, are headed home. What the public is unaware of is that these complicated sisters have been estranged for over twenty-five years - and extreme past circumstances, including a husband left in a coma, have made reconciliation impossible. Once reunited, secrets are revealed, tempers flare and family wounds are exposed. But…the show must go on!
 
   
Brolesque Jan 31 - Feb 27, 2020  
Rockwell Table and Stage Brolesque
 
The classic film re-imagined as an all-male musical parody complete with Chris Aguilera fighting Kris Bell for the prime spot at The Rockwell Showboy Club is here! Cherry Poppins Productions and Rockwell Table & Stage join together to make this dream a reality! Come for the musical numbers, stay for the killer cast, and leave more excited than any show has made you!
 
   
What Rhymes with Orange? Feb 1 - Apr 26, 2020  
Second City What Rhymes with Orange?
 
A fairy tale musical for all ages. From the greatest heights to the mysterious jungles below, follow our hero Amari into the magical musical world of flying books, feathered librarians, singing raccoons and a land of giants as we search for the simple answer that will save the day: This show is family friendly.
 
   
Eurydice Feb 1 - Feb 23, 2020  
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Eurydice
 
Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view. (Finally, right?) Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.
 
   
And Then They Came For Me Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2020  
Lewis Family Playhouse at Vicotria Gardens Cultural Center And Then They Came For Me
 
The play, by James Still, is based on the memories of two survivors of the Holocaust who were friends of Anne Frank’s in Amsterdam in 1942. It is geared for middle and high school students as well as adults. The director is Abigail Deser. The play combines actual videotaped testimony of Helmuth (Ed) Silverberg and Eva Geiringer Schloss as they recount their experiences during the Holocaust. Mr. Silverberg was Anne Frank’s boyfriend and is mentioned in her diary by his nickname “Hello”. Mrs. Schloss was the same age as Anne and lived in the same apartment block. Her family went into hiding at the same time. The play goes back and forth between Eva and Ed’s stories, with actors portraying them when they were teenagers, as well as their family members. It is a powerful work of theatre, and we hope that the teens in the audience will get a small sense of what teenagers endured during that time, as well as encourage them to think about their own lives and the importance of the choices they make.
 
   
Dear Yoko Feb 2  
Whitefire Theatre Dear Yoko
 
Based on Lawson’s own life, DEAR YOKO unveils the personal history of multi-generational racism and non-acceptance as a young Asian girl growing up in white-washed America and patriarchal Japan. This emotionally-charged intimate story reveals how the iconic Japanese-American artist, singer and peace activist, Yoko Ono, lead Lawson to discover how to finally live her life authentically. In a child custody battle, Anzu was kidnapped by her tiger mom at 15 years old to Japan. Soon thereafter, Anzu worked from being a teen model to garnering her first #1 hit on the Japanese Billboard Charts as a J-POP singer-songwriter. After a dark family secret was revealed, Anzu fled to America, alone and soon discovers her fame in Japan does not follow her here. She pursues acting and lands a leading role opposite Viggo Mortensen in the film American Yakuza. But this was a time when Asian-American roles for Asian-American actresses, were few and far between, so she sustains herself with a succession of jobs: waitress gigs, then as a personal assistant to martial arts film star Steven Seagal. She exits after he attempts to take liberties with her. She inadvertently becomes a masseuse to the stars, literally rubbing the shoulders of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. And then, upon appearing in a television episode with Brad Garrett, he inspires her to try her hand at stand-up comedy.
 
   
The Father Feb 5 - Mar 1, 2020  
Pasadena Playhouse The Father
 
André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control. Featuring acclaimed actor Alfred Molina (Frida, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force role that will captivate audiences and leave you breathless.
 
   
Emma Feb 6 - Feb 23, 2020  
The New Vic Emma
 
A charming and clever musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, from the Tony Award-nominated composer of Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre. A beautiful, witty, and determined young woman plays matchmaker in disastrous ways, leading to a whirlwind of complications and, eventually, her own self-discovery. Living with her hypochondriac father, Emma is the busybody who manages the town’s social calendar and currently wants to get her friend Harriet wed. Will it be to the dashing Mr. Elton (who secretly loves Emma)? Or could it be Robert Martin, who truly loves Harriet, but Emma will have none of it! Or perhaps to Frank Churchill whom the town seems to gossip about way too much although no one really knows much about him. Romantic entanglements unravel and ensue but will true love win the day in the end?
 
   
Ragtime Feb 7 - Feb 23, 2020  
Carpenter Performing Arts Center Ragtime
 
Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few of the historical figures making cool cameo appearances in this soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely: this acclaimed show paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through ethnically diverse characters whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined.
 
   
A Body of Water Feb 7 - Mar 15, 2020  
Actors Co-op Theatre A Body of Water
 
What if you awoke to find yourself married to someone you didn’t know? With a daughter you’ve never met? And what if you spent each day re-learning things about your past that only proved you never really knew what your life was like? From Tony/Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing, comes the story of three people searching for lifelong answers to fundamental questions about our purpose, our past and our future. And all the answers may be found in A Body of Water.
 
   
Frida-Stroke of Passion Feb 7 - Feb 16, 2020  
Casa 0101 Theater Frida-Stroke of Passion
 
Odalys Nanin’s acclaimed 2017 show Frida- Stroke of Passion is revived for a limited engagement at Casa 0101 Theater. The Frida of the title is, of course, the world-famous artist Frida Kahlo. The play begins on July 6, 1954, Frida’s 47th birthday. She will die exactly one week later. The narrative will explore the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. (There is an official account of her cause of death, but how did she die really?) This is not all, however. It is the story of a woman living as vibrantly as she can despite dwindling health and a world of pain. She attempts to continue painting. Partially anesthetized by a mixture of tequila and painkillers, she is visited by many lovers, male and female, singer Chavela Vargas, movie star Maria Felix, Communist politician Leon Trotsky, entertainer Josephine Baker, Cuban spy Teresa Proenza, photographer Tina Modotti, and Frida’s husband, painter and muralist Diego Rivera. Some are physically present in her room, others are recreated and present in her vivid memory. The relationship between Frida and Diego is deeply complex. Diego is incapable of sexual monogamy, so much so that he practically pushes Frida into the arms of other lovers. Yet their emotional attachment to each other is surpassingly deep and a thing of wonder.
 
   

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