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Bulrusher200sq_StcLdte4BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis

directed by Nataki Garrett

August 22 to September 28
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

Friday, August 22nd at 8pm
Saturday, August 23rd at 3pm

Opening Weekend*
Saturday, August 23rd at 8pm
Sunday, August 24th at 3pm
*reception to follow

Skylight Theatre Company
1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(Los Feliz neighborhood, just south of Franklin, entrance is next to Skylight Bookstore)

In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Found floating in a basket on the river as an infant, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the strange: the taciturn schoolteacher who adopted her, the madam who runs her brothel with a fierce discipline, the logger with a zest for horses and women, and the guitar-slinging boy who is after Bulrusher’s heart. Just when she thought her world might close in on her, she discovers an entirely new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama comes to town. Passionate, lyrical, and chock full of down-home humor, this play is an unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO late seating.

The box office will be open 30 minutes prior to performance for in-person ticket purchase. If you have questions, please call Skylight Theatre Company at (213) 761-7061. For group sales please contact Skylight Theatre Company’s Box office at (818) 900-2193.



SUPERNATURAL - IMAGE NEW 6.19.14SUPERNATURAL by Candace O. Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers

July 13 – September 28
Sundays @ 6:00 pm

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Running time: 85 minutes. Talkback after each Performance.

Special Theatre Info: wheelchair/handicap access for theatre and bathroom

SUPERNATURAL: The Play takes you front and center to a natural hair meetup where women share how their hair journeys have shaped who they are today. If you haven’t heard, women of color around the world are meeting and talking about natural hair. They are doing it fabulously in droves through hair workshops, hair makeover experiences, hair lectures, hair product testings, and so much more. You name it and women are coming together to celebrate their natural hair. When they meet, they bare themselves by sharing their stories and exchanging information. Simply Google “natural hair meetup” and your search engine’s results will be explosive.


“Black women, especially black American women, have suffered in very unique ways that underline much of the pain of deciding whether or not to let their hair go natural.” –
Rich Quatrone, Strand Theater

“The journeys are very universal and they touch home with women of all textures and ethnic backgrounds.” –
Asia Martin, Journalist, Natural Hair Blogger

Special Events : Opening Night Swag Gift bags for the audience.

15 minute talkback follows each performance.

Half-price tickets for all seats on Sunday, August 31st for Labor Day performance.

Reservations (323) 960-7738

Ticket: https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=3867


PSYCHE-ecardPSYCHE: A MODERN ROCK OPERA — Book, Music and Lyrics by Cindy Shapiro

August 22 – September 28, 2014

Greenway Court Theatre
544 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Psyche Productions, LLC, in association with Greenway Arts Alliance presents PSYCHE: A MODERN ROCK OPERA

Book, Music and Lyrics by Cindy Shapiro
Directed by Michael Matthews
Choreography by Janet Roston
Musical Direction by Jack Wall

Every “Once Upon A Time” began with her. In this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth about the “original” princess, PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera is a stylistic musical hybrid of post-modernism and rock. A theatrical fever dream where the human princess Psyche and the god Eros fall wildly in love, but Aphrodite and Psyche’s evil sisters may have other plans.

Tickets may be purchased online at PsycheRockOpera.com or by calling 323.655.7679 x 100.

For a discount: code 4THWALL is code for a $25 ticket.

SMPlayhouse-for-goldstar-Turning-Thirty-FOR-EXTENSION1TURNING THIRTY by Lisa Phillips Visca

July 19 – September 29
Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

The Other Space
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

“OUR TOP TEN! RECOMMENDED!” – Stage Raw. “It’s delightful!” – Pali-Post, reviewplays.com, the Three Tomatoes, and the Tolucan Times. It’s the rom-com to end all rom-coms. Comedy, romance, sibling rivalry, trust fund deadlines, suspense, dating dilemmas, and life-changing peanut butter frozen yogurt!

Featuring: Max Bunzel, Patrick Censoplano, Kelley Dorney, Dennis Michael,* Mary Ann Pianka, Evelyn Rudie, Elisa Surmont ,with special guest appearances by Mike DiGirolamo, Rachel Galper, Carly Reeves, and Terasa Sciortino*

Admission $29.00
Tickets online at http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 310-394-9779 ext. 1

WOMENWOMEN by Chiara Atik

Directed by Stephanie Ward

Preview Performances 8/28, 8/29 and 9/4 at 8pm
Opening 9/5 and Running through 10/25
Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm

6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90038

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn present the return of WOMEN. After a sold-out run in New York City and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is returning to Los Angeles for an extended run at Theater Asylum with a brand new LA-based cast, running August 28th through October 25th. Official opening is Friday September 5, with a reception to follow.

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice, of a generation. This fast paced comedy is a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book, Little Women, and HBO’s critically acclaimed TV show “Girls”, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55 minute comedy masterpiece.
WOMEN originated as a full length piece in New York City at the Kraine Theater in January-Feb of 2014 after it garnered attention at #serials, a late night episodic competition at the Flea Theater. It then transferred to The People’s Improv Theater, where it was extended. In June WOMEN came to the Hollywood Fringe Festival and took home Top of the Fringe, Best Comedy, the BLIFF Award (The Bitter Lemons Irreverent Fringe Femmes) and The THIRTY90NE Golden Elephant Awards for Golden Production.

New York Times Critics Pick. New York Magazine’s approval matrix pegged it as “High Brow and Brilliant,” and Gothamist calls it “Hysterical.”

Come see what all the buzz is about!
Learn More at http://bit.ly/WomenShow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womentheshow
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/bethdies
#BethDies #LAThtr

300x200_LHF_AdLOW HANGING FRUIT, by Robin Bradford

September 20th thru October 26th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m
and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Zephyr On Melrose
Hollywood Area
7456 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directed by Lee Sankowich

In Robin Bradford’s new play, “Low-Hanging Fruit,” four homeless women live on the mean streets of LA’s Skid Row. All are combat veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan, and trust each other because of shared experiences in the military. None of them are equipped to handle what awaits them away from the security of the service and the quasi-security of the private encampment they’ve nicknamed “The Taj Mahal.” When one of the women befriends a young runaway, she breaks the group’s most basic rule: no one allowed in camp but ex-military


4000Miles_4c4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

September 26 to November 8
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00,
Sun. at 2:30.
Dark on Friday, October 31 (Halloween).

Special closing day matinee on Saturday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

Ample free parking behind theatre.

4000 MILES – After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks refuge with his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world. Author Amy Herzog was nominated for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for 4000 MILES and Time Magazine called it “the best play of the year.” LA Premiere Production.

Directed by Christian Lebano. Produced by Estelle Campbell and Christian Lebano for Sierra Madre Playhouse.

ADMISSION: $25. Seniors (65+), $22. Youth (16-22), $15. Not recommended for children under 16 because of adult themes and situations.


(626) 355-4318. TICKETS:  www.sierramadreplayhouse.org

tdaydramawTOFURKEY DAY by Allie Costa

Saturday, September 20th at 2 PM

Edendale Public Library
2011 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Moira has something important to tell her family this Thanksgiving…


Tofurkey Day is just one of the six or so short plays and stories being presented that day by Drama West Productions. Stay tuned for the full lineup! https://www.facebook.com/groups/53492013060/


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