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2:22 - A Ghost Story
2:22 - A Ghost Story

2:22 - A Ghost Story is an award-winning supernatural thriller starring Constance Wu, Anna Camp, Adam Rothenberg, and Finn Wittrock, written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the clues to unlock the mystery in this brilliantly funny and intriguing play; it's an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge, and ghosts may or may not appear. What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth? Jenny (Constance Wu) believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam (Finn Wittrock) isn't having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren (Anna Camp) and new partner Ben (Adam Rothenberg). Can the dead really walk again? Belief and skepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer. So, they're going to stay up until 2:22 .... and then they'll know.

9 to 5 the Musical
9 to 5 the Musical

Based on the hit 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story about three workmates pushed to a boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Outrageously funny, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, this musical is about friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.

According to the Chorus
According to the Chorus

In the basement quick change room of a Broadway theatre in the mid 1980s, life is full of angst as the long-running production may close at any time and the chorus women are at war with the wardrobe department. Will the new dresser, with her own sad past and uncertain future, be able to navigate this minefield? According to the Chorus is a funny, nostalgic behind-the-scenes look at a pivotal period in the history of Broadway where women's issues and the AIDS crisis play out through the everyday lives of Equity performers and union dressers.

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 Is True, or Henry VIII
All Is True, or Henry VIII

"Tis ten to one this play will never please all that are here..." What is going on in the Court of King Henry VIII? And what does the king want? Does he want to divorce his wife? Does he want peace with France? Does he want an heir? Does he want anything, or are all of his policies fed to him by his longtime advisor, Cardinal Wolsey? Who is pulling whose strings? Are there any strings? What is a string? Various political factions strive to answer these questions, convinced that those who speak their answer loudest will control the narrative and gain real power. In the middle of the vortex, Katherine of Aragon asks a very different question-how do I keep me and mine safe? Shakespeare and Fletcher's bleakly comedic social satire is brought to rip roaring life by the Porters of Hellsgate in their return to live performance. Newly appointed Artistic Director Will Block takes the director's chair. Leading the cast are longtime company member Jesse James Thomas in the role of Henry VIII, Dawn Alden as Katherine of Aragon, and Associate Artistic Director Thomas Bigley as Cardinal Wolsey. Rounding out the company are Ian Runge, Sean Faye, Brittany Pirozzoli, Anusha Shankar, Brendan Mulligan, Adrian Zamora, Michael Bigley, Thomas Block, Julie Lanctot, and Renee Torchio Macdonald.

Anatomy of Gray
Anatomy of Gray
Open Fist Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre

et at the end of the 19th century in the small town of Gray, Indiana, The Wizard of Oz meets Our Town in the Open Fist Theatre Company production of Anatomy of Gray, a funny and touching "children's story for adults." Following the death of her father, 15-year-old June prays for a "healer" so no one in town will ever have to suffer again. When a man literally blows into town in a hot air balloon, she thinks her prayer has been answered. At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything; but soon his presence leads to a clash between faith and science.

The Brother's Paranormal
The Brother's Paranormal
East West Players at David Henry Hwang Theater

After a nationwide increase in sightings of "Asian-looking ghosts," two Thai brothers struggle to launch a ghost-hunting business. The two brothers-one born in Thailand and the other in the American Midwest-are called to investigate the paranormal hauntings at the home of an African-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina in this supernatural thriller. EWP multi-produced playwright and teaching artist Prince Gomolvilas pens a suspenseful, humorous, and compassionate exploration of the trauma of leaving home, whether crossing the country, the globe, or over from the other side. The Brothers Paranormal was originally produced in 2019 by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York City.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A holiday tradition cherished by many in Orange County returns once again! From the first " Bah humbug" to the final " Wassail," this timeless tale is sure to fill you with holiday cheer. All your favorite Dickens characters will be there-Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, and of course the surly Ebenezer Scrooge, played by SCR Founding Member Richard Doyle. Don't miss it!

Clyde's
Clyde's

In this electric new comedy from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the staff of Clyde's truck stop diner are looking to start their lives over in the kitchen under the pressure of the fiery rule of their owner. In pursuit of the perfect sandwich, the chefs imagine a future they have been constantly told is out of reach. Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent, Clyde's is a play that reminds us that "sometimes a hero is more than just a sandwich" (The New Yorker).

Elf The Musical
Elf The Musical

Embrace your inner elf this holiday season at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center! Elf The Musical is well on its way to becoming a holiday tradition. If your family's winter routine could use some spicing up, the live musical version of Elf is filled with high-energy hijinks and music with tons of pizzazz. Based on the hit movie starring Will Ferrell, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Start a new tradition this holiday and treat your family to Elf The Musical at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center!

Endgame
Endgame

Theatre for a Small Space is producing Nobel Prize winning Samuel Beckett's Endgame this holiday season. Like Huxley's Brave New World or Orwell's 1984, Endgame is a twentieth Century dystopian fable, an absurdist tour de force, an acknowledged Masterpiece of post-World War II literature. Poignant and moving, frightening and funny, Endgame is a provocative portrait of a man facing his final days as the world disintegrates around him. Yet somehow, in the midst of the desolate bleakness, he realizes a higher truth and comes to grips with his failings as a man. Endgame, performed by a seasoned cast of theater professionals, is playing at the Santa Monica Playhouse in Santa Monica.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family--especially in 1967. But they're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, this play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

If I Forget
If I Forget

The Fountain Theatre presents a political and deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we're willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Jason Alexander directs the Los Angeles premiere If I Forget by Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen), a powerful, funny and complex tale that explores the lasting impact of the Holocaust on a Jewish family at the beginning of the 21st century.

Inconceivable
Inconceivable

Inconceivable: The Totally True One-Woman Semi-Fertile Quasi-"Musical" aims to entertain and increase awareness for infertility, through comedy. Awarded "Best Interactive Show" and "Critics' Choice" at the 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival, and invited to return in 2019 as part of the "Best Of" category at the festivals' 10th Anniversary. Based on personal experience and written by the performing actress, Atlanta/Israel native Meirav Zur, everything seen in this comedic solo production is true and resonates with audiences. This is a hilarious and real fertility journey. Those who are "inside" infertility can never truly explain it, and those who are "outside" of infertility can never truly understand it. This show bridges that gap, with many laughs along the way.

Invincible The Musical
Invincible The Musical

INVINCIBLE - The Musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, reimagines the timeless story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the 21ST century through an intricate weaving of the four-time GRAMMY Award-winners and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees' legendary catalog and inspired new songs. This wildly inventive new musical explores how love and equality battle for survival in times of great transformation. Join our star-crossed lovers in the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona as the newly elected Chancellor Paris vows to destroy the progressive resistance and return the city to its traditional roots. INVINCIBLE - The Musical imagines peace in a divided world.

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is Storybook Theatre's award-winning musical retelling of the famous fairy tale. There is a Granny at the Pianny, a funny wolf, and an adorable Little Riding Hood. There are opportunities for audience participation as Little Red Riding Hood goes through the woods to Granny's house. Fun for the whole family.

Mindplay
Mindplay

Mindplay is a love letter to the imperfect mind. Drama Desk Award-nominated theatermaker and mentalist Vinny DePonto leads us on a raucous romp through the back channels of our innermost thoughts, exploring the fragmented and flawed nature of our memories, and asks us to question whether we can trust the voice inside our heads. In the spirit of the Geffen's long tradition of magic comes an entirely new theatrical event in which your thoughts play a leading role.