A riveting saga of tragedy, trauma, transformation and recovery. Daughter of Lithuanian "DP's" (displaced persons), needing to fit in, Sigute experienced the dragon of addiction at an early age. From hanging with the bad boys, harrowing blackouts, falling prey to the "casting couch", a "star" of Rodeo Drive, endangering her young daughter, confrontations with the law, to getting sober, transforming in India, and reconnecting with her first love - nature - she weaves her redemptive journey with raw honesty, pathos, song, poems and humor.
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In the world premiere of this musical dark comedy at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, an optimistic young woman is stricken by a mysterious illness and must navigate unsympathetic doctors, disbelieving friends, and her own depression as she fights to recover both her health and sense of hope. Book & Lyrics by Ellen Thompson. Music by Hughie Stone Fish. Directed by Robert Glen Decker.
Beer, liquor and football. The three things Dog needs to get by. And right now, he needs a whole lot of each one. A searing dark comedy about a man coping with the death of his dog, "DOG" is a dirty, rollicking dive into the lure of alcohol, the power of America's game and the lengths we'll go to remain in denial - all while waking up from the worst blackout ever.
This play follows the excursions of the low life thug Rolly and his son Stevie. Rolly and Stevie have been hired by a Mafioso Boss to burn down a restaurant. Instead of torching the restaurant, the two criminals kidnap the head chef who turns out to be the daughter of the man who hired them and in true three stooges' fashion, chaos ensues.
Written by multifaceted creatives Jairis Carter and Mareshah Dupree, "ABORTION WEEKEND" is a hilarious, honest, and heartfelt representation of the young, gifted, and black femme experience in America today. Adulthood hits preacher's daughter Dazia (Jairis Carter) full force as she unexpectedly gets pregnant the summer before her senior year of college. Her best friend and ride or die Ayanna (Mareshah Dupree) takes it upon herself to plan a wild and crazy "Abortion Weekend" in order to terminate the pregnancy.
Who is Mikey? He's been the boogeyman of the streets for months, terrorizing women who are unlucky enough to cross his path. That is, until Anora North, a street busker, tipped off the coppers as to Mikey's whereabouts. That should have been the end of it with Mikey behind lock and key. But last night Mikey escaped and the word on the street is that he's not too happy that Anora ratted him out. News of Mikey's escape breaks at the Busker's Ball, an annual party where Johanna Tart showcases top busking talent in hopes of recruiting new busker's. But Mikey's out there somewhere. Could even be at the party right now looking for that busker that ratted him out.
Olive and Amber are sisters who are ten years apart in age and lifetimes apart in personal experience. Manic and uncontrollable Olive has been living at the family cabin trying to perfect the ultimate suicide note. She also has come to believe the supernatural family folklore. She's interrupted by her younger, controlling sister, Amber, bringing news from the outside. They clash and Olive runs off into the woods in search of her lost family when a drifter appears claiming he knows the supernatural family secrets. Ultimately, the plays covers themes of loss, mental illness, family and reconnection.
Two friends, Ben and George, decide to get an apartment together. Will these two reconcile their differences and have a beautiful romance? or will George kill Ben? Find out in the newest dark comedy from fringe veteran Lorne Stevenson.
The Toughest Man In Chicago tells the story of cantankerous Chicago columnist Mike Royko, a 34-year newspaper veteran who wrote 7,500 columns in his career, this year marks the 25th anniversary of his passing. Royko wrote about the city the way people like to think of themselves: cynical, humorous, and with compassion for the little guy.
The performers "make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound," says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.
Too Big for Her Britches centers around the battle between the main character, Luna's, Inner Shame and inner Warrioress. After a near miss of being wiped out by a transport truck, Luna questions everything about her life. Journey with her through heartbreak, bullying, eating disorders, mental health, generational trauma, narcissistic mothering, and finding her light.
Fresh off her triumph as Best Actress for "Butterfield 8" and recovery from a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. Told as an intimate conversation with her biographer, this captivating one-woman show examines the movie star's early life, career and loves as she grapples with the culture of celebrity and her place as Hollywood's brightest star.
International City Theatre presents the The Legend of Georgia McBride, a crowd-pleasing, music-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy by Matthew Lopez. Casey is young and broke, with a baby on the way and the landlord knocking on his door. Now, the owner of the bar where Casey works as an Elvis impersonator has replaced his act with a B-level drag show, and Casey's about to learn a lot about show business-and himself.
If you missed it before, here's your chance: Spain's celebrated Kulunka Teatro returns to the Los Angeles Theatre Center with Andre & Dorine, the company's poignant depiction of love and aging disrupted by Alzheimer's. This Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award-winning production tells the story of an elderly couple-Andre with his typewriter, Dorine with her cello-and how they relive and reinvent their love together as the disease becomes a permanent part of their relationship. Three actors portray more than 15 different characters, telling the story with masks, gesture and movement, with no spoken dialogue.
An exquisitely constructed comic thriller, Anthony Shaffer's classic play of cat-and-mouse games was a hit on Broadway in the late 1960s and the basis for two hit movies (both starring Michael Caine). The cast includes John Tufts, whose acclaimed performances in An Iliad and I Am My Own Wife thrilled ETC's audiences.