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#Measure4Measure
#Measure4Measure

A new version of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for City Garage by Charles A. Duncombe Vienna is corrupt, brimming with sex and vice. The Duke, lax in enforcing the strict laws, leaves the city in the hands of a puritanical reformer eager to impose moral order. This substitute begins ordering executions but when a beautiful young novice, pleading for the life of her brother, provokes his own lust, he resorts to sexual blackmail. When she threatens to expose him, he mocks her. Who would believe her rather than him? In this version of Shakespeare's play for City Garage, gender politics, power, and sexuality are examined through a contemporary lens. A cast of seven playing multiple characters take a text from 1604 and create an intense, darkly comic, biting commentary on our own times. Then, as now, power and sex are inextricably entwined and the question of how to obtain justice remains just as difficult to answer.

5150 - A Musical
5150 - A Musical

A young woman comes to terms with her voice and does anything she can to heal herself in this world. The show explores the highs and lows of the performer's family, friends and career, and how it led to a time where her mental health was at a breaking point. Explore these moments through comedy, tragedy and rebirth as audiences relate to these aspects of the performer's life through originally written music and dance. Jenna-Rose Hannah, the writer and performer of the project, is an actress, singer and songwriter who has been performing in musicals since she was 6 years old. She recently released her first single, "Daddy's Little Girl", featured on Spotify.

American Whore Story
American Whore Story

From the face that launched a thousand AHS memes, gifs, clickbait, and fan art, American Whore Story is an anthology of autobiographical tales of self-compromise. In the show, Grossman reveals her history of hustling, from her compromised love life to her compromising odd jobs. She drives the Red Bull car (then crashes it into a shopping mall), masquerades as a native-speaking Spanish teacher (at the Playboy Mansion and beyond), dicks around as the giant condom at a gay pride parade (as one does)... the list goes on. A straight-from-the-heart, sweet-and-sour candy confection for anyone who's ever felt compromised, American Whore Story takes its audience on a transformative trip to Burning Man, an acid trip to a 60's Rat Pack rager, and along Grossman's circuitous, albeit hilarious, triumphant trip to #1 on IMDb.

Annex
Annex

Annex is a dark comedy of queer family, mental illness, and magical realism. Elliot is a single parent who's never had full custody of their trans teenage son due to ongoing mental health issues. Their friends Michael and Lee, who helped raise the Kid, are looking for ways to move forward in their lives. Their best friend Georgia is less available than ever due to a new relationship. Frustrated by the ongoing demands of balancing a job as a tarot-reading advice columnist, aspirations as a parent, and their role as community oracle, Elliot conjures a mysterious entity known as Belinda Carlisle. At first, the talking bowl of pink light seems like a miracle cure, providing Elliot with energy, focus, and stability that they hope will allow them to show up for their son and friends. But as Elliot becomes more and more dependent on her help, Belinda Carlisle becomes something more threatening.

The Arsonist of Venice
The Arsonist of Venice

Hollow Visions Productions is excited to bring the thrilling The Arsonist of Venice to the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In The Arsonist of Venice, a celebrated novelist and hero of the activist left returns home to Venice, CA after serving time for a string of brazen arsons. Now he is planning something far more sinister, and those who love him are helpless to stop him. Drawing inspiration from legendary playwrights like Eugene O'Neill, Sam Shepard, and David Rabe, The Arsonist of Venice is a raw, honest study of a brilliant, wounded character, brought to life by a seasoned Hollywood actor.

Back Porch
Back Porch
Bluestem Productions at Victory Theatre Center

Bluestem Productions presents the world premiere of Back Porch, a new comedy by Eric Anderson. Life imitates art when Hollywood descends upon a small Kansas town in 1955 to shoot scenes for the classic film, Picnic. Sparks fly in more ways than one in Anderson's delightful homage to both moviemaking and the play that inspired the Columbia film.

Because It's Sunny In LA
Because It's Sunny In LA

A THREE-ACT immersive dark comedy musical, the play is designed to culturally inspire change and the way people think and feel about homelessness. Thousands a year die from issues of homelessness. This play is about the severe nature of homelessness in L.A. Follows 5 homeless characters and their stories living on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

Befok (Or The Desperate Attempt to Impress Inarritu)
Befok (Or The Desperate Attempt to Impress Inarritu)

South African born Lola Luvv swore she'd be a world renowned actress by the age of forty. But that's in seven days and currently she's no closer to her goal than when she moved to Hollywood. She still walks dogs and cleans up their monster shits. After catching a glimpse of Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Iarritu at the Alta Dena Wholefoods, Lola's convinced it's a sign she's destined to play the lead in his TV show "The One Percent." What follows is a manic ride of determination, desperation, ketamine and chickens where the only thing at stake... is her life.

Behind The Six
Behind The Six

It's 1947 in Hollywood. Nick has arrived on a bus to chase his dream - infiltrating the crime gang that murdered his brother. But he falls in love with a grifter partway through the con. Can Nick trust him or his heart?

Being 80: Too Old To Change?
Being 80: Too Old To Change?

Written and performed by probably the oldest person doing a solo show at this year's Fringe (and almost surely the oldest one with major partial deafness), this is a semi-comedic look at what life's like for Art Shulman and what it can be, since he turned 80 and retired.

Bell, Book, and Candle
Bell, Book, and Candle

Gillian Holroyd is a witch! One of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of magic. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love and this minute imperfection leads to a number of difficulties. Ultimately, Gillian breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him anrealizes d that one has to stop living in terms of "self" if love is ever to be realized.

Blue
Blue
Rogue Machine at The Matrix

His story keeps changing. Disturbing revelations push the detective to make a decision on whether or not to protect one of her own or to pursue a formal investigation that could upend her life. Blue touches on the inextricable links between power, violence, and the conflict between guardianship and enforcement. Ultimately, the play asks, "What happens when those granted the power to protect us see us as the enemy?

The Bottoming Process
The Bottoming Process
IAMA Theatre Company at Los Angeles LGBT Center

Lucille Lortel Award-winning, multiple Drama Desk Award nominated actor George Salazar (Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief, NBC's Superstore) and Rick Cosnett (The Flash) star in the world premiere of a dark comedy about two writers who meet at a shared co-working space and fall in love - or something like it. One is a famed novelist, and the other is fledgling writer who's mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is flailing through their twenties. One is white, and the other is definitely not. As they mate, date and cohabitate, they grapple with issues of race, sex, power and the model minority myth, all to find out who's really on top.

Breakup Addict
Breakup Addict

In this uplifting comedy, which won a 2023 Solofest Best of Fest Official Selection, Wilhide brilliantly depicts the journey of a woman who hits rock bottom after having two simultaneous crash-and-burn relationships with unavailable men. She starts attending 12-step meetings for love addiction, only to uncover some much deeper trauma that she has to face as she rebuilds her relationship to herself. Paige brings a comedic twist to some dark and taboo topics, as she brilliantly depicts the ever-humiliating journey of a love addict. Learn More at breakupaddict.com

Cadenza
Cadenza

Four humans tainted with an egregious sin are forced to work together in a deadly rehabilitation test... but none of them remember what they have done.

can i touch it?
can i touch it?

hay Solomon is many things - but there's one thing she's definitely not: a pawn in the bank's efforts to buy up foreclosed real estate. can i touch it? examines Black hair politics, the racial inequities faced by Black-owned businesses and the fantastical place women of color have to recede into when they get asked stupid ass questions.

Cherry
Cherry

It's 2008 and 13 year old Sarah is watching MTV when Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl comes on and her obsession with Katy begins. On a cloud of cotton candy, Cherry takes you on an intimate, bubblegum, pop journey from fangirl Sarah's awkward teenager years, to discovering the power of Katy Perry's music, to ultimately becoming a confident, bisexual woman, and on the way invites each one of us to embrace who we fully are.

The Darkness: Goddess Revealed
The Darkness: Goddess Revealed

The Darkness: Goddess Revealed is told through the perspective of three vastly different characters, all played by writer Nick Gillie: Glory Banks was a surgeon, Patrick Bartholomey was an outlaw, and Darrick Taylor was a Black Slave in the Mississippi cotton fields. As these characters enter the afterlife, their understanding of their own lives is utterly transformed in the presence of The Darkness, the infinite beauty of life and creation. In this space they see themselves surrounded by The We, ethereal beings who appear to the men as Black women and girls. The men believe The We have gathered to hear their life stories. They have not. The We await three of their own, three sacred beings played by Liza Cruzat, Raquel Rosser, and Erin Washington. When the men experience their final moments, their relationship to these sacred beings is revealed as we witness their union with the collective Spirit.

Dream Big
Dream Big

Dream Big is a dark-comedy drama about a middle-aged woman who-believing she's failed at her life dreams-arranges a one-night stand before carrying out her end-of-life plan, only to discover the young gigolo she's hired shares the same disillusionments as she does.

Fancy Nancy
Fancy Nancy

Bring the family and watch as Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel get ready to perform in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

Fetch Clay, Make Man
Fetch Clay, Make Man

In the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay's most anticipated fights, the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. With a rhythmic script by award-winning performer and playwright Will Power and direction by Emmy Award winner, Debbie Allen, Fetch Clay, Make Man explores the improbable bond that forms between two drastically different and influential cultural icons. One a vibrant and audacious youth, the other a resentful and almost forgotten relic-together as they fight to form their public personas and shape their legacies amidst the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s. This true story is as powerful and poetic as Clay himself while also humorous and irreverent like Fetchit's signature act. Finding commonality in contradiction, Fetch Clay, Make Man examines the true meaning of strength, resilience, and pride.

The Guardians of Wonder
The Guardians of Wonder

The Guardians of Wonder is where Art and Pop Culture come together, giving birth to a new entertainment scene for fans of Japanese pop culture. The show incorporates anime, manga, video games, and special effects. The cast consists of five Japanese young women dressed in various costumes. They will perform a powerful, choreographed, sword-fighting dance using three-dimensional images. The show is mainly a non-verbal performance. After the performance, an interactive sword choreography workshop will be held.

A Heated Discussion- Revisited
A Heated Discussion- Revisited
The Robey Theatre Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center

Living in these turbulent times of political, social and racial unrest, imagine what would happen if historical icons of the past were summoned by three Yoruba African Orishas, to offer their commentary on what is going on in today's world. What would that encounter yield? This is what occurs in, A Heated Discussion-Revisited. The icons are: Malcolm X, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Dr. Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Tupac Shakur, Ida B. Wells, Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, James Baldwin, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Richard Pryor and lastly a mysteriously powerful figure who may offer the solution. Given that they are all very passionate, vocal and controversial their encounter can only be heated when they discuss the status of Black America today. What will they say? What choices remain, for what many feel are the most troubled times for Black people in America since the 60s? It will be a provocative, smoldering urgent discussion that is desperately needed. What solutions will arise to resolve police killings, systemic racism, historical bias and the violent enmity that fuels these acts? Some of the solutions will shock you or maybe not.

Hitchcock Lane
Hitchcock Lane

A world premiere from acclaimed artist Soda Persi, Hitchcock Lane is a touching and dramatic collection of short scenes following ten neighbors in five homes on the same street in a pivotal moment in each of their lives. Interwoven with movement by Persi and original music from Michael Van Bodegom-Smith, this new work directed by Richard Piatt invites the audience into the homes of familiar characters dealing with their struggles while also remembering to laugh, love and live before it's too late.

Homeless Romantic
Homeless Romantic

Homeless Romantic, a compelling new solo show that explores themes of grief, poverty, and loneliness, is set to make its premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. Full of colorful characters and passionate declarations, the performance is an emotionally powerful journey that keeps audiences laughing, tugs at heartstrings and ultimately leaves the crowd inspired and uplifted.

How to Be an Ending
How to Be an Ending

There's Paula, who teaches at a beauty school: "I see all kinds. Some of them are pregnant or already have a baby. Some of them are eager to get their first job and be on their own. Some of them are running from something. Many of them are tired. It's amazing how people can run when they are tired. How fast they can go. So fast they forget what was behind them. What was there. The color of it all. Like the color was never there. These girls-they run so fast that they crash right into me-I mean they really hit me. And they startle me. And for a second they have this look across their face-something optimistic. It happens so quickly, but by the time they catch their breath and pull some hair behind their ear-when they look at me-I mean really look at me-their faces drop, and turn to despair, because I'm tired."

If I'm Good
If I'm Good

If Im Good, by Ronnie Larsen, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. If Im Good tracks the story of two people from different ends of the political spectrum and explores how we got to the disunity we have in America today. From injecting Clorox to cure Covid, to Jewish Space Lasers, to the dangers of The Gazpacho, the nation has been trapped in an Absurdist comedy that would make Ionesco proud and Beckett high five

Jackie
Jackie

How do we fabricate ourselves? Can we ever pin them down? A play about the many selves of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Join us in this darkly funny and deeply wordy exploration of our nation's Perpetual First Lady. Written by the 2004 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Austrian playwright and novelist Elfriede Jelinek. In a stunning English translation by Gitta Honegger.

Jews R 2 Much Fun!
Jews R 2 Much Fun!

Kathy and Stanley are deeply in love. They want to get married. Stanley is Jewish, Kathy's a Catholic. Interfaith marriages happen all the time in America. But Kathy's father Chris considers Stanley's father Marv to be a hated, sworn enemy and has felt this way for many years. Kathy and Stanley's families are to be united in matrimony. In order to prevent Chris' hate from derailing their happiness, they devise a plan. Stanley's family, aided by Kathy's mother Mary, are about to give Chris a very special education. Hilarity ensues. Chris will ultimately have to reconsider the things that are stressing him out. Why Worry? Jews R 2 Much Fun!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and his coat of many colors. This sensational musical features songs which have gone on to become pop and musical theatre classics, including "Any Dream Will Do," "Close Every Door To Me," "There's One More Angel In Heaven," and "Go, Go, Go Joseph." The multi award-winning show has been performed in over 80 countries worldwide and has become one of the world's most beloved family musicals.

The Lady's Not for Burning
The Lady's Not for Burning

The Lady's Not for Burning is a romantic verse comedy in three acts by Christopher Fry. Known for its wry characterizations and graceful language, this lighthearted play is set in the Middle Ages about a war-weary soldier who wants to die, and an accused witch who wants to live.

Lebanese Debutante
Lebanese Debutante

Christine Farah shares a personal coming of age story set in 90's Southern California through a familiar rite of passage: one's debut to the high society of Arab Christians. A little bit My So Called Life, a little My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and a little Bridgerton, Lebanese Debutante weaves themes of womanhood, culture, religion, and sexuality set in the last decade of digital innocence.

My Dead Dad
My Dead Dad

My Dead Dad is a memoir of Sam's complicated but loving relationship with his dad. Dad was boldly assertive, sports-obsessed and macho. Sam was the opposite: unathletic, husky (okay, fat), but eager to please his Dad.

A New Brain
A New Brain

A timely revival of the Finn & Lapine show about second chances and the urgency of art, Celebration Theatre brings us into the world of this queer musical of "captivating eccentricity" (New York Times) with an intimate experience of pathos, humor, and just a little bit of magic-to bring us back to life.

No Place Like Gandersheim
No Place Like Gandersheim

Roz is a nun and a newbie playwright in medieval Germany whose love of God is exceeded only by her passion for the theater. With the help of her fellow nuns, Roz presents her brazen feminist comedy for her most important critic, the Holy Roman Emperor. His rejection of her work catapults Roz on a time-warping journey through contemporary Hollywood and into the unknown. From "me too" to "times up" to the metaverse and beyond, Roz discovers that home is where the art is.

Octopus in Its Own Ink/Pulpo En Su Tinta
Octopus in Its Own Ink/Pulpo En Su Tinta

An expressionist political thriller flavored with magical realism, Octopus in Its Own Ink is the tale of struggle under the oppressive thumb of dictatorship in Latin America. As hundreds are 'disappeared' by the secret police , Don Mario, a diplomat fallen from favor, schemes to get his family out of the country. Meanwhile, his sons face torture and death while plotting against the narcissistic ruler that is coming to dinner the very next night. Caught at the frenzy is the Marxist resistance leader simultaneously fighting sexism, the housekeeper whose love binds them together, the young boy whose nightmares tell him more than anyone else.

Oh, Lorraine!
Oh, Lorraine!

Victor Isaac, Peter Fluet and Carrie Keranen have teamed up again to bring us the story of the adorable, chatty (possibly borderline) Lorraine on a first date with Del, the Butcher of 13th Street. Del didn't get his nickname by cutting up meat (if you catch my drift) and now that things have gone badly for the "family", he has taken this last opportunity to have a first date with Lorraine, who just wants people to be nice. Lorraine, meanwhile, has skipped her intake appointment with Dr Dan at a new facility to spend one last night out. Neither want the night to end... but they've got to survive it first!

Oleanna
Oleanna

Oleanna by David Mamet is a powerful play that explores the complex issues of political polarization, lack of trust in institutions, #MeToo and gender inequality, cancel culture and free speech and mental health & well-being. It's a timely work that reflects the struggles we face in society today. Through the story of a university professor and a student, Oleanna exposes the power dynamics and manipulation that exist in our society and the dangers that arise when we fail to communicate with one another.

On This Side of the World
On This Side of the World
East West Players at David Henry Hwang Theater

A woman flies from the Philippines to America with a one-way ticket and a suitcase full of stories collected from immigrants who came before her-tales of overseas workers, young lovers, and gossipy church ladies; snapshots of undocumented immigrants, millennial princesses and first-generation Americans. Suspended above the ocean, she replays these stories in her mind as she searches for the courage to embrace her future. This soaring world premiere musical gives voices to Filipino immigrants navigating old lives and new beginnings, eight-thousand miles from home.

Palmares
Palmares

Palmares - a historically based, Capoeira, action, musical. In 1675 a power struggle between King Ganga Zumba and his legendary General Zumbi escalates as they fight to save Brazil's mightiest freemen colony from Portuguese slavers.

Prince Harry: Live! At Coachella
Prince Harry: Live! At Coachella

Coming in June to the Hollywood Fringe, the world premiere of Prince Harry: Live! At Coachella is an electro-pop musical exploration into the mind of Prince Harry. Inspired by moments from Prince Harry's book Spare and created by musical comedian Chris Chianesi, the show dives into what makes Harry the man we see today and how we can relate to his past, present, and future-even though he's a prince.

The Queen Of Bitcoin: The Rise and Fall
The Queen Of Bitcoin: The Rise and Fall

Don't worry, you don't need to know anything about Bitcoin to laugh at Margaux's hilarious hijinks. She didn't really know what Bitcoin was when she got her first job in crypto in 2012, but now here she is, The Queen. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Margaux tells the tale of how she first got into technology via a broken arm and how she started her first company on the way to Burning Man. When she isn't founding startups, she's making fun of tech guys. Only one guy has cried, but three have gone to prison. Her journey from humid and humble Florida to the bacchanalian heights of Silicon Valley. Enjoy startup stories filled with absurd celebrity encounters and come to realize most people are crazy and no one knows what they're doing. Margaux regales us with stories of CEOs on acid trips, sneaking into fashion parties, and pissing off a US President while Emcee of the now infamous FTX conference in the Bahamas. Don't worry; she won't try to sell you an NFT.

Raise Your Hand... From the DEAD!!
Raise Your Hand... From the DEAD!!

Ten years after a string of unsolved murders, dead bodies start to appear again, so Private Investigator Shaker brings in the disgraced former officer in charge, retired Animal Control Detective Palmer, for questioning. Palmer claims innocence and blames the murders on a living, disembodied hand. At first suspicious of Palmer, Shaker is convinced when attacked by the hand herself. Now the two of them must team up to solve this mystery before the body count rises.

Rent
Rent

Rent is a rock musical loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's 1896 opera La Boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan's East Village in the thriving days in bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. On Broadway, the musical gained critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson. The Broadway production ran for 12 years, making it one of the longest-running shows to be performed there. Its success and popularity have led to productions worldwide, and in 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.

The Revolutionists
The Revolutionists

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection...that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Runaway Rue
Runaway Rue

When Rue's Furever mom drops a bombshell-they're moving across the country!- Rue is one devastated dog. Even Rue's Fairy Dogmother can't change her mind about moving to Hollywoof, especially when Rue learns she's moving in with a new step-dad and his perfect puppy named Jack. A family she never bargained for, a place that doesn't feel like home... What's a dog to do, but run away? Alone and confused on the streets of LA, Rue befriends a self-assured cat named Moo Kitty before eventually returning to a very worried family... but not before realizing that Furever Home is a place in your heart with the family you choose! Based on a true story, this family-friendly pop musical is told by a colorful cast of puppets and people- fun for kids and kids at heart

The Sad Life Of A Happy Man
The Sad Life Of A Happy Man

This piece peels back the facade of showmanship and personifies what happens when a man confronts the fractured parts of himself to realize his purpose for living. When he tries to uncover this purpose, he is tossed into the throws of depression, and suicidal ideation, and must figure out if it's all worth it before the clock runs out. A storyteller broken into pieces. If you had the chance to peer inside the mind of an artist on the brink of disaster... would you do it?

School For Love
School For Love

Sydnee has been a teacher at the School for Love for 10 years. She's going through a nasty divorce and finds it tough to teach about love while her own love life is up in the air. Parissa has spent her entire time at School for Love cultivating brains, beauty and popularity. She's bored by the boys at School for Love and is only focused on being a school celebrity. Lucas is a good guy with a good heart who finds himself enamored with one of his classmates. Her rejections don't phase him as he continues to strongly believe they belong together. Pam attends School for Love reluctantly. While most definitely an outcast, she's skilled at seeing special things in special people. Hank is a music teacher at the school and has had his eye on Sydnee for some time. Out of respect to her marriage, he's kept his distance and tries to be a friend. Will these students and teachers find their soulmates at the School For Love? Songs from Dear Evan Hansen, The Wild Party, Lizzo, Britney Spears and many more round out this hilarious and touching cabaret.

Six
Six

In SIX, the queens of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century girl power. The all-woman cast, backed by an all-woman band known as the "Ladies in Waiting," traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed up the UK charts.

A Soldier's Play
A Soldier's Play

A Soldier's Play, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller, has rocketed back into the spotlight, thanks to this 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival from Roundabout Theatre Company. "This is a play that deserves to be staged regularly all over America-though it's hard to imagine that it will ever be done better than this. It keeps you guessing all the way to the final curtain" (The Wall Street Journal). In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered and a series of interrogations triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. Broadway's Norm Lewis leads a powerhouse cast in the show Variety calls "a knock-your-socks-off-drama," directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

Starmites
Starmites
Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

Open Fist Theatre Company presents a new production of Starmites, the joyous, 1989 Tony-nominated sci-fi fantasy musical adventure that's a comic book come-to-life. Shy teenager Eleanor dreams her way into a comic book quest to save the galaxy, where teams up with Space Punk, The Starmites and a lizard man named Trinkulus to fight the evil Shak Graa and The Banshees - weird women with dangerous hair-dos - led by Diva.

Stockholm Syndrome
Stockholm Syndrome

Once upon a time in Hollywood, film director Ramsey Ramone shows up to the Hollywood Towers Hotel to meet a well-known star with the hope of convincing her to sign onto his latest, The Black Widow, a film noir in the typical femme fatale tradition. Arriving early, Ramsey encounters Katrina Castren, a mysterious and intriguing beauty. When Katrina finds out why he's there, she suggests he try out his pitch on her. Their conversation becomes more intense as Katrina skillfully charms Ramsey while simultaneously deconstructing him as a man. As Ramsey comes undone, his cliche movie idea frighteningly and effectively unfolds into his reality, leaving him cocooned in his own ironic end.

Thank You So Much For Coming
Thank You So Much For Coming

You are cordially invited to Cynthia's most fabulous party ever. It will surely be a night of frolicking, fanfare, and friendships. Audience involvement is a must at this fte. The spontaneity of the evening depends on it! Surprises and heartbreak abound! It will be an unforgettable evening because Cynthia is a formidable host- all she needs is for you to show up! Party conversations may include: loneliness, femininity, and what it means to desperately want to be seen and desperately not want to be seen at all.

A Transparent Musical
A Transparent Musical

From the very first note, this genre-bending new musical comedy follows a trail of family secrets to unearth a story of self-discovery, acceptance, and celebration. A Transparent Musical is the uplifting comic story of the Pfefferman family, whose patriarch is finally allowing their true selves to emerge as Maura, the transgender matriarch she always knew she was. Maura's ex-wife is left questioning a lifetime of partnership, her oldest daughter unravels her own perfect life, her son runs the other way, and her youngest child begins to discover who they really are. Based on the hit Amazon Prime original TV show by Joey Soloway, A Transparent Musical is the ground-breaking new musical that shines a light on a Los Angeles Jewish family who are universally relatable, imperfectly human, and startlingly familiar.

Trying
Trying

Written, directed, produced and performed by Chance Lang, TRYING is a dark cerebral comedy about a man named Bruce moving out of his apartment. After a life altering rejection, through grief, withdrawals, and a hand injury, in a seemingly hopeless moment, battling the urge to give up, he finds hope through pursuing what he loves. The question is; will he move out, and escape the mob?

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Long Beach Shakespeare Company at Helen Borgers Theatre

The merriment, love triangles, confusion, fun, mischief, and a whole lot of laughter in Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. In this romantic comedy, Viola and her twin brother are shipwrecked and lose each other. Viola then pretends to be a man who goes by the name of Cesario and gets a job from Duke Orsino. Orsino then tells Cesario to win Olivia for him, but Olivia falls in love with Cesario. When Sebastian comes into town, it takes the confusion to new heights.

Two Weeks
Two Weeks

Two Weeks by award winning writer and director Nicholas Thomas Buda is a drama about married couple John and Wendy who are at a crossroads in their relationship. They moved to the midwest to spark John's writer's block. Wendy is an upcoming music promoter who has to return to Los Angeles for work every two weeks. John has premonitions and starts to become suspicious of what Wendy is really doing away from him. Their relationship is in drift. Ultimately, can it last for another Two Weeks?

We Got Your Six
We Got Your Six
Lightning Rod Theater at McCadden Place Theatre

News about the horrific bombings at the Kabul Airport during the American evacuation on August 26, 2021, prod six US veterans and their Afghan interpreter to relive their memories of a brutal firefight with the Taliban a decade before. Developed from monologues penned by former members of the armed services during LRT's Lightning in a Bottle reading series, the run of this production will include a show with free admission to veterans, followed by a talkback with our veteran support group partners.