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Albee/Pinter
Albee/Pinter

Harnessing the flair of two iconic playwrights, Pacific Resident Theatre delights in offering a pair of meaty dark comedies beginning September 24. A retrospective of two early one acts, both first produced in 1960, the plays will run in tandem. Tony Award winners Edward Albee and Harold Pinter, who have left indelible marks in world theatre, give voice to the outlandish and amusing behavior of humans.

All My Sons
All My Sons

The age-old capitalistic struggle of "profit over people" that prompted the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee to question playwright Arthur Miller's patriotic loyalties is on full display in All My Sons. In his Tony Award winning play, Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of material greed, lies, love and loss. It demands we examine our own ethical responsibilities to ourselves, our neighbors, and all at-risk sons (and daughters) of American conflict.

And If I Don't Behave Then What
And If I Don't Behave Then What
Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

If I resist, if I cross that line, if I don't conform ...what then? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of the 2021 Eurdram English-language Committee Award-winning And If I Don't Behave Then What by Berlin-based Serbian playwright Iva Brdar, a provocative, explosively funny and moving exploration of how "being good" can shape our lives.

Appropriate
Appropriate

Arkansas, present day. The estranged members of the Lafayette family gather at their late father's crumbling plantation to prepare for the estate sale. But decades of resentment have a way of bubbling to the surface, and a shocking discovery in the piles of clutter sends them spiraling as they confront repressed histories, regrets and each other. Winner of the Obie Award for Best American Play, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' crackling comedic drama is called "subversively original...remarkable and devious" by The New York Times.

Blood Supply:  A Zombie Apocalypse Love Story
Blood Supply: A Zombie Apocalypse Love Story

Blood Supply is a post-apocalyptic rock musical set one year after the zombie virus. Raw and authentic, hilarious and poignant, writer Holly Anne Mitchell debuts in this powerhouse piece on loss, hope, love, resilience, and redemption.

Bluey's Big Play
Bluey's Big Play

Bluey's Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children's television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets. This is Bluey as you've never seen it before, brought to real life.

Brothers Play
Brothers Play

Brothers Play is about love. Brotherhood. Men. How men must heal together. How we must stop ruining own lives, the lives of those around us, and the wider world by embracing our vulnerability and our humanity. To stop hiding away our wounds, and instead, bring them to light. Laughter heals. Thus, Brothers Play is a rip-roaring comedy. Yes a comedy about the long-term effects of trauma left in the wake of men who are survivors of sex abuse. It is funny. It is funny and sad to see how characters shattered into a million bits often tear at each other's hearts.

Day After Day
Day After Day

With the rare opportunity to produce a musical based on the life and music of Doris Day, P3 Theatre Company is excited and proud to be reviving its award-winning production of this delightful and engaging musical. Day After Day is a musical that tells the dramatic personal life story of Doris Day through her music. Songs like "Bewitched," "Bothered and Bewildered," "Sentimental Journey," "Secret Love," "It's Magic," "A Guy is a Guy" and "Que Sera Sera" turned Doris Day into America's Sweetheart. Take a deep and personal look into this star's dramatic personal life while appearing as the quintessential "girl-next-door" in Warner Bros. musicals. Blending factual life events and her songs, this show is a love letter to this extraordinary icon. Starring Deborah Robin as Dorris Day Zach Appel as The Narrator.

Do You Feel Anger?
Do You Feel Anger?
Circle X Theater Company at Atwater Village Theatre

The #MeToo movement meets cancel culture in Do You Feel Anger?, a truly outrageous comedy that The New York Times calls “ingenious,” “inspired” and “flat-out hilarious.” When Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency, she finds she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling.

Don't Get Sick and Die!
Don't Get Sick and Die!

Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present DON'T GET SICK AND DIE! a one hour comedy special from Kiki Yeung. Kiki was supposed to become a classical pianist working at a cushy job playing the piano at Nordstrom, selling her $500 a pop oil paintings at her Father's favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant, and married to a Chinese Doctor with a lifetime of free checkups. But instead Kiki got sick and almost died. She became a divorcee, a mother out of wedlock, remarried a non-Doctor and her Father's worse nightmare: a Stand Up Comedian. Watch Kiki prove her Dad wrong, as she shares her joyful story of love, forgiveness and rebirth. She will be touring "Don't get sick and die!" in Asia so catch her in America while you can.

Final Interview
Final Interview

The stress of a job interview is cranked up to 10 when a gun is thrown in the mix. If the interview goes poorly, someone dies. In a claustrophobic game of cat and mouse, both interviewer and interviewee desperately try to escape a high-rise office with their lives. Final Interview exposes the corruption behind corporate greed and the ability to right the wrongs of one’s past.

Grease
Grease

Our #1 most-requested show! Grittier and more electrifying than ever before, the world's best-loved musical makes a triumphant return to La Mirada Theatre! After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? Bursting with hits including "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and "You're the One That I Want," this exciting new production reignites the energy and joy of the show for a new generation. Don't miss it!

Home Front
Home Front

VJ Night, 1945. On a night like this, anything can happen — the world is never going to be the way it was. Austin Highsmith Garces (seen at the Victory in Resolving Hedda and The End of Sex) and C.J. Lindsey (The Men in My Life, True Story on Netflix) star as a white woman and an African-American soldier who fall in love the night World War II ends — a time of euphoria for Americans after years of devastating conflict. But can that sense of good will and new beginnings wipe away the racial mistrust and discrimination in a country still deeply mired in the Jim Crow Era?

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Money-strapped family tries to cope in 1973, nineteen-year-old daughter is our narrator and she is attempting to re-enact the most turbulent day of her life, but her family keep interrupting to tell their side of the story. The 70s were a time of old school living; no social media and public ridicule in a close-knit community was the ultimate nightmare. Her parents want her to explain to her younger sister about the birds and the bees. Somehow the blunt explanation is overheard by the parish priest and he is not amused. He confronts her parents about the "corruption of their eldest daughter's very soul."

Katrina
Katrina

When two desperate strangers find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital on the verge of collapse during Hurricane Katrina, they must remember how they got there before they can get out.

The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes

Alabama, 1900. Ben and Oscar Hubbard stand to earn millions by funding an industrialized cotton mill. But first they'll need their calculating sister, Regina, to secure the seed money from her dying husband. When he refuses, the siblings stop at nothing to satisfy their own ambitions and keep the wealth in the family. It is Regina, however, with razor-sharp intellect and diabolical gentility, who is the most ruthless. Ferocious and funny, this celebrated classic takes an absorbing look at all sides of the American Dream.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naive newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Mr. Yunioshi
Mr. Yunioshi

Our play Mr. Yunioshi reverses the real-life event by casting Asian American actor J. Elijah Cho to play Mickey Rooney. Rooney is depicted here as something of a narcissist, at first believing he is being cast as the romantic lead opposite Ms. Hepburn. When it becomes apparent that he is being tapped to play the role of Mr. Yunioshi, Rooney has to deal with the question: Should he play the Asian character? We know from the cinematic record what he ultimately did, but our play shows how he arrived there.

Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities

A story about Brooke Wyeth who returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history - a wound they don't want re-opened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Piece Of Mind
Piece Of Mind
Write Act Repertory at BrickHouse Theatre

When Gwen and Allie open a daring business venture to shore up their meagre retirement savings, it seems like a stroke of brilliance. Offering an alternative to traditional counselling, they provide a room with a coffin on a rent by the hour basis. Clients are offered the opportunity to take turns playing dead while one airs their grievances and is heard in full. Piece of mind is expected to follow.

Southern Girls
Southern Girls

Southern Girls, set in a small town in Alabama, follows the lives of six women, from childhood in 1952 through middle age in 1992. Three of the women are white, two are Black, and one is biracial. Their stories span the Jim Crow years, the Civil Rights Era, and what came after. Race impacts the trajectory of their lives to a significant degree, but they also confront class snobbery, sexism, rape, and the need to establish autonomy over their own bodies. There are friendships, romances, betrayals and careers. Some will remain in their small Alabama town. Others will get away. Some will encounter defeat, while others will live their lives in hope.

This Week This Week
This Week This Week
Open Fist Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre

A little Daily Show, a little SNL… a lot of fun! Live on stage at Atwater Village Theatre, This Week This Week is Open Fist Theatre Company's weekly comic newscast, featuring a revolving cast of actors and special guest stars at every performance. Created and directed by Second City’s Ron West, this is L.A.’s premier topical sketch show, with a hilarious group of talented performers presenting each week’s top news stories as only they can.

Twelve O'Clock Tales with Ava Gardner
Twelve O'Clock Tales with Ava Gardner

Hollywood, California… 1974. On the set of the blockbuster disaster film, Earthquake, Oscar nominated screen siren Ava Gardner is focusing on her first big budget starring role in over a decade. Tucked away in her dressing room bungalow, the “queen of the scandal sheets” does battle with her past. But only a fool would bet against Ava.