Sworn to a life solo, Beatrice and Benedict are each determined to evade Cupid's quiver of arrows, employing against one another rapier wit to defend against what everyone else already knows-that they are hopelessly, desperately in love! Romp, romance, and potential catastrophe collide in William Shakespeare's fast-moving and irresistibly hilarious comedy.
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Not/Now is a dark comedy where a group of friends in Chicago plan to celebrate the engagement of their friend who has returned home from Los Angeles. They quickly discover a simple error in a text message throws the night into chaos where secrets and opinions are revealed forcing them to discover who they are not and who they are now.
A story about Brooke Wyeth who returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history - a wound they don't want re-opened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who discover they have more in common than their identical homes and their surnames. Spare, suggestive, slyly hilarious, and strangely maddening, this profound play explores what is said what is unsaid and the role that denial plays in helping us navigate life's chaos. Nominated for the Outer Critics and Drama League Award and listed by The New York Times as one of the "Best Plays of the Year," The Realistic Joneses will haunt you long after the play ends, leaving you wondering whether we can ever truly know anyone, including ourselves.
Southern Girls, set in a small town in Alabama, follows the lives of six women, from childhood in 1952 through middle age in 1992. Three of the women are white, two are Black, and one is biracial. Their stories span the Jim Crow years, the Civil Rights Era, and what came after. Race impacts the trajectory of their lives to a significant degree, but they also confront class snobbery, sexism, rape, and the need to establish autonomy over their own bodies. There are friendships, romances, betrayals and careers. Some will remain in their small Alabama town. Others will get away. Some will encounter defeat, while others will live their lives in hope.
A little Daily Show, a little SNL… a lot of fun! Live on stage at Atwater Village Theatre, This Week This Week is Open Fist Theatre Company's weekly comic newscast, featuring a revolving cast of actors and special guest stars at every performance. Created and directed by Second City’s Ron West, this is L.A.’s premier topical sketch show, with a hilarious group of talented performers presenting each week’s top news stories as only they can.
When a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, her nephew, tennis star Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. In this nail-biting thriller from the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, we probe the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. This is a double parlor game as before we guess the killer, we are invited to guess who is going to be killed. Can Detective Battle unpeel this investigation before the zero hour comes, or is this his final match? Forty - Love!
Hollywood, California… 1974. On the set of the blockbuster disaster film, Earthquake, Oscar nominated screen siren Ava Gardner is focusing on her first big budget starring role in over a decade. Tucked away in her dressing room bungalow, the “queen of the scandal sheets” does battle with her past. But only a fool would bet against Ava.