Los Angeles, California, 1938, Mr. Avery's Hotel. A microcosm of a nation that has been steep in a vicious hypocritical quagmire so pervasive that it's become a reflection of the consciousness of a country. The owner is a victim of his own diabolical abuse and in denial of the consequences even though he is surrounded by them. Laddie, DD, and the rest in his employ navigate in a way that creates two worlds, one that allows them existence and the other that forces murderous results.
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The Face of Emmett Till is a true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Miss., was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for "allegedly" whistling at a local white woman. The horror and the brutality of this crime were magnified even more when his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, made the fateful decision to invite the media to the funeral where she had an open casket. The shocking pictures were published by the American Black press and were later republished around the world. The ramifications of this act are still being felt today. As retold for the first time within a creative, nonfictional genre by Mamie Till-Mobley, the play chronicles this tragedy, its aftermath, and her heroic crusade for justice.
In 1807, a 37-year-old scholar living in West Africa was captured and forced aboard a slave ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina. Omar Ibn Said's life and Muslim faith are remembered and retold in this inspirational West Coast premiere inspired by his remarkable 1831 autobiography (the only known surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic). Set in the shifting darkness of memory and imagination, Omar follows his compelling journey from a peaceful life in his homeland to enslavement in a violent, foreign world. Lost in the wilderness of his thoughts and his stolen life, he's haunted by memories of his family and the people he encounters along the way. Through it all, he somehow remains true to himself and his faith, against all odds.
A new play starring Tony-Winner John Rubinstein in a one-person play about Dwight D. Eisenhower, President, War Hero, Philosopher. His leadership rebuilding Europe and waging peace in the Cold War offers unique and informative perspectives on the troubles facing America and the world today.
The story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except for one: on paper. This 85-minute, solo performance piece chronicles the story of Anner Cividanis' journey of living his whole life in the United States as an undocumented American. The play captures the desperation that DACAmented individuals feel when considering the very limited options of adjustment of status, by being forced to navigate through a broken U.S. Immigration System. The play examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship one man has to endure in order to secure his livelihood in the only home he has known: Los Angeles.
All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic's Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is "the most successful American play in Broadway history." (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it "an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic," and New York Magazine calls it "a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it's filled with breath and nuance and soul." With direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - "the greatest novel of all time" (Chicago Tribune) - has quickly become "one of the greatest plays in history" (NPR). Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.
The dancers, musicians and passion all come direct from Argentina for this new musical about one of the world's most sensual dance forms, the tango. The show centers around a timeless love story, and the powerful music and dance convey both of the beauty of blossoming love and the agony inflicted during Argentina's Dirty War in the late '70s and early '80s.
The Fountain Theatre presents a political and deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Jason Alexander directs the Los Angeles premiere If I Forget by Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), a powerful, funny and complex tale that explores the lasting impact of the Holocaust on a Jewish family at the beginning of the 21st century.
From Academy-Award winning writer and renowned playwright Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing" and To Kill A Mockingbird), this Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is Storybook Theatre's award-winning musical retelling of the famous fairy tale. There is a Granny at the Pianny, a funny wolf, and an adorable Little Riding Hood. There are opportunities for audience participation as Little Red Riding Hood goes through the woods to Granny's house. Fun for the whole family.
Question: What happens when you invite veteran comedy writers and character actors to tell tales of their love able friends with tails? Answer: you get My Dog is Better Than Your Dog, a hilarious and heartwarming evening of stories about our four-legged friends. This story driven show features comedian Carol Leifer (Writer/Producer Hacks, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld), Humorist and novelist W. Bruce Cameron (A Dog's Purpose) and award winning actor and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, The Goldbergs), as well as a story and short film by Writer/Director Cindy Chupack (Sex and the City, Modern Family, Otherhood), plus some surprise guests. Hosted by Tasty Words' Wendy Hammers.
Blue's Clues & You! Live on Stage is an epic new adventure! Josh is conjuring up a magical theater show, but he needs YOUR help! Kids and families will fall in love with theater as they solve Blue's Clues to find out what Josh needs to make a show.
Based on the hit 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story about three workmates pushed to a boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Outrageously funny, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, this musical is about friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.
In this electric new comedy from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the staff of Clyde's truck stop diner are looking to start their lives over in the kitchen under the pressure of the fiery rule of their owner. In pursuit of the perfect sandwich, the chefs imagine a future they have been constantly told is out of reach. Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent, Clyde's is a play that reminds us that "sometimes a hero is more than just a sandwich" (The New Yorker).
A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of Hip Hop's founding fathers. Through this remixed and reimagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER take audiences on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.
Chris Rock will return to live comedy with his first world tour in over five years. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer will make at least 38 stops on his Ego Death World Tour 2022 and will be at the Dolby Theatre on November 17.
A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family--especially in 1967. But they're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, this play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.