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.
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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.
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.
Maggie, a brilliant young woman stuck in 1950's suburbia, is out of sync with her times. She wonders if her real home might be somewhere else. When an alien answers her call to the stars for help, she begins an intergalactic romance that will change her, the world she lives in, and the whole universe.
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their all-new main stage production that revolves around a wicked seance that goes awry, wedging its participants between the realms of the living and the dead and transforming them into seethingly dark manifestations of their hopes, fears and flaws.
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.
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.
Pastor Albert Jones and his family are proud leaders of the Mother Bethel Baptist Church and pillars of their community. Plans are being made for a special memorial service to honor their late daughter Diane on the sixth anniversary of her passing. But when Abdul-Malik, the eldest son whom Albert blames for her death, returns home from prison, the family's veneer begins to crack as shocking revelations come to light. A ferocious new epic written by Lee Edward Colston II, The First Deep Breath chronicles the depths families will go to hide their skeletons from the outside world and each other.
A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they'll learn that to find it they'll have to look inside themselves first.
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!
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?
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."
Experience the phenomenon as it once again leaps onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre stage. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
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.
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something threatening to throw Figaro's wedding plans into disarray. Count Almaviva's wandering eye has landed on his wife's maid Susanna, who's about to marry his own manservant Figaro. Racing against the clock, Figaro quickly concocts a plan to outwit his master. Will the wily duo outwit the Count in time to save the day? Mozart's greatest comedy sparkles with disguises, wit, trickery and humanity, all under the masterful baton of Music Director James Conlon.