Winston Smith hates his job. He works in the Ministry of Information rewriting history to serve the interests of the powerful. Winston's soul is stirring with rebellion and his heart alive with love. Welcome to a world of no privacy, where electronic screens create paranoia, divisiveness and hatred for the 'other'. Here, the state manufactures consent for perpetual war, truth is manipulated, and love itself is an act of rebellion.
The 7 Stages of Grieving holds a mirror up to America by sharing Australia’s Aboriginal people’s fight for equality and recognition. Poignant stories are shared that are politically relevant, culturally profound, funny, and devastatingly sad. Most importantly, the play opens a dialogue about the issues which separate and unite Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Their story is your story. Discover it at Skylight Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
Gabriela is an Argentine concert cellist living in Chicago with her American husband and adjusting to life as a new mom. A surprise visit from two strangers exposes a devastating secret in this visceral look at the repercussions of Argentina's so-called "Dirty War." This West Coast Premiere explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness - even in the face of the harshest betrayal.
Storybook Theatre's version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale is hopping into Theatre West this Fall. As always at Storybook, there will be plenty of audience participation and singing and dancing. You can even expect audience members to join in a special version of “The Bunny Hop.” This funny version is specifically created to appeal to children and the whole family.
ake a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world’s most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you’re treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem’s real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man’s 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical — the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy — stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee series, All Join In! is a sing-a-long musical comedy where audiences join Cinderella on a fun, up-lifting adventure, meeting up with her fairytale friends along the way.
All the leaves may be brown everywhere else this fall, but Los Angeles’ favorite sketch and improv troupe is keeping things evergreen with their upcoming main company show, All The Leaves Are Groundlings. Bring your mamas, papas, friends and lovers to The Groundlings Theatre and for a truly magical night of laughter and hilarity.
When a teenage Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working-class bar in Pittsburgh, PA, he receives inspiration, guidance and friendship from a surprising source. Funny and poignant, Andy Warhol’s Tomato is a world premiere play by Vince Melocchi (himself a Pittsburgh native — as is Andy Warhol).
Juicy. Delicious. Salivate your way through The Art of Dining, a hilarious exploration of tantalizing appetites and desires. Then eat with the cast. Gourmet meals at every show (for V.I.P. ticket holders). The play takes place in the late-’70s in upscale New Jersey at the Shore. Ellen and Cal have opened a restaurant, The Golden Carousel, and after four weeks, the place is taking off with the dinner crowd. Ellen is the passionate gourmet chef, and Cal is the passionate Maitre’D, host, waiter and bartender. They have been married for eight years and this restaurant is their baby. Gloria Gifford directs this exciting new production.
A new play with much music, influenced by the golden era of Hollywood musicals, from Irish writer/performer Pat Kinevane and the team that previously brought Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent to the Odyssey. Inside Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts for good, Pontius is trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional anguish of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980’s. Funny, touching and ultimately heartbreaking, Galinsky plays five characters “with flawless precision and gusto,” as they interact around the bench. In addition to the stage, Robert Galinsky has performed, The Bench at NY’s infamous Rikers Island Penitentiary, where he is a teaching artist. “…because of Galinsky’s exuberance and skill, his characters are never merely depressing. Their energy, resilience, resourcefulness and determination are their saving grace.” Stage Raw.com “Galinsky humanizes his characters and rescues their remarkable stories. The Bench is a necessary play right now.” PeopleWorld.org “Galinsky brings a wrenching realism to his material.” LA Times "Robert Galinsky, one-man tour-de-force, is heartbreaking and mind-opening.” Times Square Chronicle; “Galinsky transforms himself into a living ghost. His vital solo piece is the most important kind of urban voyeurism. It puts a smile on your lips and moisture in your eyes.” Theater Is Easy.
An ideally timed race to the finish line between two candidates at the Presidential National Nominating Convention gets personal. Sexual indiscretions threaten one of the front-runners career and marriage, as the other tries to live by their principles while faced with health issues that threaten his vote-winning potential. Vying for support from the outgoing president, both stay primed for battle, out front and behind the scenes, in this cynically humorous recap of the U.S. election process.
Walter “Pops” Washington is a retired New York City policeman. His wife has died and his son, “Junior,” has just been released from jail. They live in a rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive in New York City. Junior’s girlfriend, Lulu, and Oswaldo, a recovering addict, also spend time at the apartment. Walter has been pursuing a discrimination suit against the Police Department, because he was accidentally shot by another police officer. This is a Los Angeles premiere at the award-winning Fountain Theatre. The play won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play.
Set in America’s heartland, Sam Shepard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play details, with shocking hilarity, the disintegration of the American Dream. When 22-year-old Vince unexpectedly shows up at the family farm with his girlfriend Shelley, no one recognizes him. So begins the unraveling of dark secrets. A surprisingly funny look at disillusionment and morality, Shepard’s masterpiece is the family reunion no one anticipated.
In his struggle to find happiness Champ must negotiate four women: One giving him unwanted advice, a pro who wants to sell his condo, a cutie reminding him of his former wife, and a woman who doesn’t exist. And the women must negotiate each other in this new play at T.U. Studios in North Hollywood.
You know that feeling of being at a house party that devolves into some of the best and most memorable karaoke performances of your life? Now, think of that with professionals. Join Whitefire Theatre for our Couch Cabaret series filled with hilarity, love and Broadway dreams. We welcome you into our artistic living room where each week the same cast of players will embark on an entirely new musical journey. Each night is a one-night-only performance, so you don't want to miss even one of them! Classics will be visited, favorites will be re-imagined, memories will be made. Come and join our theatrical house party for four nights of musical fun.
In THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.