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The 39 Steps  
Actors Co-op Theatre The 39 Steps
 
Originally directed by thriller mastermind Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is a delightful cocktail of film noir panache, spy novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. A two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, the story centers on Richard Hannay, an average man who gets trapped in a world of danger when he joins the battle against the 39 Steps, a spy organization who's after British military secrets. Find out who really dunit at the Actors Co-op Theatre in Hollywood.
   
Absolutely Halloween  
Santa Monica Playhouse Absolutely Halloween
 
ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN, the heartwarming tale of the aptly named "Candy," a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallows' Eve adventure, enlisting the audience's aid to help save Halloween for one more year. A delightful holiday tradition, back by audience demand.
   
An Accident  
Lounge Theatre An Accident
 
A woman wakes up in a hospital unable to move and with little memory of her past, only to discover that the man who ran her over is her sole visitor. An Accident explores how small decisions can change the course of a life and how the body and mind heal in unexpected ways. Enjoy this Griot Theatre of the West Valley production at The Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles. This show contains nudity. You must be age 18 or older to attend this event.
   
Afterlife: a ghost story  
Avery Schreiber Playhouse Afterlife:  a ghost story
 
As rich in imagery as it is unsettling in tone, afterlife: a ghost story explores the fragility of the human psyche and the lingering effects of great loss framed by a chilling tale. An impending storm forces troubled couple, Connor and Danielle to return to their beachfront home for the first time since they lost their son. While they reluctantly attempt to secure their house and also try to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives, they are welcomed by dead fishes littering the shore, enormous black birds that appear to be waiting and watching and a familiar voice whispering from the waves…calling to them. When the storm hits sooner than expected, they are thrust into a another dimension, where they must confront their tragedy and learn how to cope with the pain of remembering before they are swept away forever. This hauntingly beautiful play asks the question: what do you do when hardest part of living is remembering?
   
Beware of the Groundlings of the Corn!  
The Groundlings Theatre Beware of the Groundlings of the Corn!
 
If you’re looking to HARVEST some laughter this fall, catch The Groundlings at the CORNer of Melrose and Poinsettia with their all-new comedy show, GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN. Opening Night is Friday, October 6 and will include bar courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Company with bites catered from a local hot spot. The only thing you’ll be SACRIFICING is a boring night at home!
   
Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino's  
Whitefire Theatre Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino's
 
Bono orders a pizza delivery to get back in touch with The Common Man in this trippy, award-winning satire on celebrity culture wrapped in a parody of "Waiting for Godot" - Theatrical Play. Comedy. 60 mins. Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Comedy Nominee. TheTVolution.com Best Fringe Comedy Award Winner. Encore Producers' Award Winner. Written and directed by Richard Lucas.
   
Br'er Cotton  
Zephyr Theatre Br'er Cotton
 
The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all of the recent killings, of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14 year old “militant,” incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys’ anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him.
   
Bright Star  
Ahmanson Theatre Bright Star
 
From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated, new Broadway musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement." Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. Bright Star -- as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful -- is "Broadway's most beautiful show" (WABC). Come see it at Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
   
Broadway Sings Disney  
Rockwell Table and Stage Broadway Sings Disney
 
Bad is always better -- just take a look at any Disney villain: they've got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney's most iconic baddies when Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula's voice-snatching anthem or Gaston's macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you'll hear next -- but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
   
Cagney  
El Portal Theatre Cagney
 
CAGNEY, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway’s Robert Creighton, who plays the title role, leads a cast of six that tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You’re A Grand Old Flag and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
   
Carney Magic  
Grove Theater Center Carney Magic
 
Pinballing between comedic riffs and lightning-quick sleight of hand, magician John Carney will leave you laughing and wondering, 'How'd he do that!?" Carney's popular act has won more awards from Hollywood's Magic Castle than anyone in its history, and now he's ready to bring his hilarious audience participation segments and multiple character switch-ups back to the GTC Burbank stage following a sold-out run in January. You won't see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls or lasers in Carney Magic -- just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise and showing off the magical comedy chops that earned him oohs and ahhs on Late Show with David Letterman. This performance is recommended for children ages 8 and up.
   
Collected Stories  
The Complex Collected Stories
 
Collected Stories is a two-character drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies that takes an intimate look at the lives of a pair of writers, focusing on their friendship, ambitions, conflicts, rivalries and betrayals. Ruth Steiner is an established scribe from Greenwich Village in New York. Famous for her short stories, she wants to share her knowledge and passion with the next generation of young and hungry authors. But when Lisa Morrison arrives, Ruth may have got more than she bargained for in this intense and often funny play about art and the creative process at the Complex Hollywood.
   
Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like A Slave)  
The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like A Slave)
 
COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson is a beautiful yet painful collection of testimonies from young Black women navigating American society. Through scenes and monologues, COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU’LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) explores how Black women, regardless of their curl pattern, hair length or texture, contend with the tension between ownership of the self and others' sense of entitlement to their bodies.
   
The Dance of Death  
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble The Dance of Death
 
Ron Sossi directs Conor McPherson’s new version of August Strindberg’s biting black comedy. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice, a former actress, live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. As their 25th anniversary approaches, the two face off in a fierce battle of wills. When Alice’s cousin, Kurt arrives, he is quickly ensnared in the couple’s wicked game. A deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal and fiercely funny look at love everlasting.
   
The Daughters of the Kush  
Stella Adler Theater The Daughters of the Kush
 
It’s 1963, at Plains University in Iowa. Kappa Lambda Nu is a historically Black sorority. The sisters are referred to as The Daughters of the Kush. Kathy is the sorority’s lone white, Jewish pledge. She has been raised by Black adoptive parents and is eager to pledge her mother’s sorority. When Kathy meets with a violent mishap, the Daughters suddenly find themselves under investigation. The Daughters of the Kush is an unusual look at the social lives of young Black collegiate women at a pivotal moment in American history.
   
Daytona  
MET Theatre Daytona
 
Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years now and living in New New York. The couple created a world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives, fracturing the relationship that took a lifetime to build. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, and live with what we have done?
   
Deviled  
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Deviled
 
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group continues their 25th Silver-Anniversary-Season with a brand-new horror-theatre experience that lures audiences through a trek into the deepest parts of the abyss! "DEVILED" follows two spell-casting sisters who open a portal to the "other side", combining Hell and Earth, unleashing unspeakable horrors! A deranged and frightening journey awaits those brave enough to face this scary-new Mid-Week live-theatre event! Directed by Brandon Slezak & Produced by Zombie Joe. Featuring Patrick Beckstead, Megan Combes, Michelle Danyn, David Dickens, Ian Michaels, Baba Njie, Brandon Slezak, Michaela Slezak, and Claire Stephens. For Ages 13 and up. *(Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to showtime to sign a simple Release/Waiver prior to entry).
   

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