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Afterglow
Afterglow

AFTERGLOW, the international hit sensation, is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night, a new intimate connection begins to form and all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

Arena: A House MUSIC-al
Arena: A House MUSIC-al

ARENA: A House Music-al, written by Abel Alvarado, is based on the house music of the 1990's at the legendary ARENA Nightclub in Hollywood. The story follows Lucio, the music minister, with a dynamic voice of the the Apostolic Church where his parents are also the pastors. He also has a closeted relationship with the church guitar player and when his parents find out, all hell breaks loose.

The Beautiful People
The Beautiful People
Rogue Machine at The Matrix

It's the late '90's and you're hanging out in the basement of an average home, somewhere in suburban America, with two teenagers as they stay up on a school night; chugging soda, watching MTV and preparing for the future. As the morning approaches, their seemingly innocent sleepover reveals another purpose...what are they doing down here?

The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party

Petey, Meg and their long-time tenant Stanley live comfortably, if without particular flair, in a seaside boarding house in England. But their humdrum daily routine of cornflakes, newspapers and naps comes to a sudden end when two mysterious men appear, bringing with them menace, mystery and one overwhelming question: What exactly are they searching for? When the group gathers together to celebrate Stanley's birthday, alliances are re-drawn, scandals are revealed and all are left teetering on a precipice. Dismissed by critics for its opacity when it first opened (and promptly closed) in London in 1958, Nobel laureate Harold Pinter's mordant and macabre play has since gained a reputation as one of the dark comic classics of the twentieth century.

The Colored Museum
The Colored Museum

A satire of modern conventions surrounding Black identity, The Colored Museum is set in a fictional museum where a collection of 11 "exhibits" have been mounted for public viewing. The sketches explore themes of slavery, stereotypes, Black identity, generational trauma, and intracommunal conflict. Celebration, satire, and subversion, Wolfe called his play "an exorcism and a party." Of the 1986 Joseph Papp Public Theatre production, New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich wrote, "George C. Wolfe says the unthinkable, says it with uncompromising wit, and leaves the audience, as well as a sacred target, in ruins. Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist, almost unheard of in today's timid theatre, who takes no prisoners."

The Desperate Hours
The Desperate Hours

Father, mother, daughter and son are captive and have their mettle tested as they try to prevail over a terrifying situation. Hayes' storytelling is gripping and this taut thriller races to a breathtaking conclusion.

The Funny Man
The Funny Man
BrickHouse Theatre

THE FUNNY MAN is set in a lecture hall at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where Perelman was invited to speak as a guest lecturer in 1976. During the course of his lecture, he dispenses writing advice and talks about some of the colorful figures in his life, such as Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Mike Todd and Bert Lahr. He also describes his comic misadventures while writing travel articles about such exotic locales as China, India and The Garden of Allah (Hollywood).

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. 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. 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 residence. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

Harvey
Harvey

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta's social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family - and especially for her daughter Myrtle Mae - Vita decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also. It seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have more influence than expected, but is that really so bad?

King James
King James

In a town that was searching for someone to look up to, no figure loomed as large as LeBron James. Playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) chronicles the friendship of two Clevelanders as they bond over the rise of the greatest player in Cavaliers' history. Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs this new play from the Pulitzer Prize-short lister hailed as "wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate" (The New York Times). 

The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare's buoyant comedy, re-set in 1950s small-town America to a score of rockin' '50s tunes. When opportunistic schemer and womanizer John Falstaff blows into town on his Harley and tries to woo two wealthy women at once, the townspeople gleefully plot his comeuppance. Things might seem picture perfect in "Small Town U.S.A"... but just underneath the surface, the fight for women's rights has begun in full force.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Theatricum returns with its signature production, an annual event infusing Shakespeare's beautiful language with music and song to heighten the pleasure. The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by lovers both fairy and human. Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and the enduring power of nature.

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical

One of Hollywood's most beloved stories of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance ("Summer of '69", "Heaven"), and a book by the movie's legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart. "If you love the movie, you'll love the musical!" (BuzzFeed News).

Roe
Roe

A hyper-staged reading of the fast-moving, powerful, poignant, and often humorous play by award-winning Lisa Loomer in response to the looming Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade. ROE is a powerful, poignant, and often humorous play that cuts through the headlines to reveal the real-life women behind the landmark 1973 case that gave women the right to safe, legal abortion. A veteran cast of TV, film and stage actors bring to life the complicated human beings behind the case, the challenging years that followed the court's fateful decision, and the polarization around the issue in America today. Don't miss this urgent L.A. theatre event.

The Seagull
The Seagull

A classic meditation on nature, meaning (or the lack thereof), and the generation gap!

Some Girl(s)
Some Girl(s)

SOME GIRL(S) is a play about a soon-to-be married man's odyssey as he flies across the country meeting up with girlfriends from his past. By turns outrageously funny and deadly serious, our main Guy's journey does not go as he had envisioned when his prior loves share their vastly different perspective about his behavior during their relationship.

A Terminal Event
A Terminal Event

An exciting new drama about an aspiring actress who works part-time as a medical receptionist and falls under the spell of a young advertising executive who insists on addressing his cancer diagnosis with alternative medicine. With regrets from their pasts and heavy defenses in place, they stumble into an unlikely chance at love.