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Shows are arranged by Closing Date
November 8 – December 7, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 5PM
The Complex Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
After a three year hiatus, Lucid by Proxy returns with Save Me, Valerie Rachelle’s modern re-imagining of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.
Just returned from a European honeymoon, Hedda returns to her home state engulfed by boredom – bored by the cloying love of her intellectual husband, George, and the machinations of the other men that still vie for her affection. Her only real passion is controlling the fates of others, a suddenly dangerous pastime when novelist and recovering addict, Evan Lessing returns to town. He is chased by a local politician’s wife, Thea Elvstead, who hopes to start a new life with Evan and comes to Hedda for aid and advice, unaware that Hedda and Evan have some history of their own.
Valerie Rachelle uses a soulful soundtrack and actor-driven movement pieces to help tell the story, layering them in with traditional theatrical storytelling to create an experience that connects the audience viscerally to Hedda’s journey.
Save Me is conceived and directed by Valerie Rachelle, written by Valerie Rachelle & Rick Robinson, and features AnnaLisa Erickson, Natasha Harris, Justin Lujan, Ed Robinson, Jack Sochet, and Shannon Nelson as Hedda Gabler.
$15 “Union” Tix for LA FPI Instigators! (show your badge at the door) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/494954
November 15 – December 8
Thursday-Saturday | 8:00pm
Sundays | 3:00pm
The Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
World Premiere of ¡SER! ¡SER! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a queer Latina’s strained relationship with each of her two homes: Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires. Spending years in both of The Americas, she constantly dreams of a pilgrimage to meet her soccer idol Diego Maradona and see him play. The back and forth migration of her upbringing, amidst major moments in Argentine history, leaves her with few role models save for an over-sexed Argentinian English teacher and a mute that communicates via horn. Using inventive theatrical strategies such as casting James Brown in the role of her abusive father, live music, and her own soccer skills, Karen delights audiences. Watch her remove negative influences from her life to find community and love in pursuit of her ¡GOL!
Written and performed by Karen Anzoategui
Directed by Marcos Najera
Featuring musical collaboration with Louie Perez of Los Lobos, CAVA and Walter Miranda
Preview: November 15
General Admission | $30
Students, Seniors, Groups 10+ | $20
$10 Thursdays (Limited number available)
LATC Members | $15
November 2 to December 8
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm;
Sundays at 2 pm
Los Angeles Premiere!
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505 map
Box Office 818 – 846-5323
ample free parking
Banshee’s next production will be the Los Angeles premiere of Marina Carr’s drama, By the Bog of Cats. This dark and thrilling play is an Irish riff on Euripides’ tragedy Medea. Hester Swain, a tinker who lives on the bog is cast aside when her husband decides to marry a younger and wealthier girl. The past unravels in a whirlwind of the mythic and the horrific as Hester makes a final stand to reclaim the life she once knew. Rich in humor and peopled with otherworldly characters, By the Bog of Cats is an unforgettable journey to the dark soul of the Irish midlands.
This fantastical production features: Erin Barnes, Aidan Bristow, Kacey Camp, Kristin Coffman, Casey Kramer, Shelley Kurtz, Barry Lynch, Jacob Lyle, Erin Noble, Joseph Patrick O’Malley, David Pavao, Bonnie Snyder, Rebecca Wackler and Talyan Wright. By the Bog of Cats will open November 2nd and run to December 8th at The Banshee.
Click here to make reservations online now or call 818.846.5323.
and Murray Mednick
site specific plays
December 6, 7, and 8
Friday – Sunday, 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church
2936 W. 8th St. (in Koreatown)
Los Angeles, 90005
Plays and performances inside much of this great old building. Wear your comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for dark corridors! This is a unique event where the audience will essentially get a “tour” of a historic church, while viewing plays and performances in various sites around it.
Tickets $12, cash, no reservations necessary.
UNDATEABLE by Robyn Lynne Norris
Fridays @ 9PM
through Dec. 13th
(No show Thanksgiving weekend)
The Second City Hollywood
6560 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
38 “Undateable” profiles we placed on OKCupid. The show = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for love. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Cast: Chris Alvarado, Rob Belushi, Amanda Blake Davis, Kate Duffy, Bob Ladewig, Robyn Norris. MD, Dan Wessels. Director, Frank Caeti.
• “Emphasis on heart sets Second City apart” ~ LA WEEKLY
• “The show, a fascinating concept, is well-structured and is imaginatively directed by Frank Caeti.” ~ ARTS IN LA
• “The gifted artists have developed an opus unlike anything you’ve seen before. ~ PATCH.COM
Parking in a lot behind the theatre for $7-$10, or on Selma/Cherokee for $5. Some metered street parking available.
Saturday November 2 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 3, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 14 8:00 pm (Post-Show Holiday Sing-Along and Klezmer Reception)
The Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher stars in her own one-woman musical, taking a wry look back at her life and career from her early upbringing as a Jew in Memphis to her adventures in and out of the entertainment industry. Raised in the Deep South, Fisher has had success as a jazz and blues vocalist, and as a recording artist in L.A., along with creating her own romantic-comedy cooking show, Forkplay. This funny and heartfelt show features 14 original songs, penned by Fisher, along with pop composers Kenneth Hirsch and Harold Payne.
Brown paper tickets — venue map
check Goldstar for any available discounts: http://www.goldstar.com/events/santa-monica-ca/the-hebrew-hillbilly-1
November 8th – EXTENDED THROUGH December 14th
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm
Sidewalk Studio Theatre
4150 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
PICK OF THE WEEK “…a compelling tale and vivid characters.” – LA Weekly
“This show brings hope to all. Highly recommended.” -Tolucan Times
“…this play is charming, smart, fun, energetic and has the drama and passion of a story that feels real and intense.” – NoHoArtsDistrict.com
SST Productions in association with The Friends and Artists of Sidewalk Studio Theatre present the World Premiere of ELVIS’S TOENAIL by Fionnuala Kenny
” Why should we be apart? I really love you, baby, cross my heart.”
The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who ‘fall’ are driven to desperate measures. Everyone knows someone who ‘got into trouble’ and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after.
A new girl appears in the factory, desperate for a job. Pregnant and alone, the girl hides her condition. She wants to keep her child. A staunch supporter of the “Mother and child” homes where a girl is hidden until she gives birth, the local Priest is adamant that the only possibility is to repent and surrender the child for adoption. As the women discover that they have a pregnant runaway amongst them, they are forced to take sides. Will they risk everything to protect the girl, or will they be forced to surrender her to her fate?
Starring Gary Bell, Marnie Crossen, Arielle Davidsohn, Francesca Ferrara, McKerrin Kelly, Saxon Jones, Lenne Klingaman, Christine Quigless, Laurie Wendorf
Directed by Joe Banno
Executive Producers Kurt Swanson and Marc Haupert
Produced by Christian Kennedy, Jonathan Oliver Sessler and Sal Romeo
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006
NOV. 17th and 24th
DEC. 1st and 15th 5:30pm
2055 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Based on the true story of African American Professor of Music, Kabin Thomas, who was fired from the University of Arkansas when his radical teaching style offended a white student who then complained to the Dean. LA Examiner called it “One of the best and most culturally profound plays offered to LA Theatre-goers this season.”
Starring Ernest Harden, Jr. Directed by TJ Castronovo, produced by Mike Carazza, CRC Entertainment and The Odyssey Theatre
323-960-4418 or Call Odyssey Theatre Direct or buy tickets here:
and Victor Vazquez in collaboration with the ensemble
Dec 7 – Dec 15
24th STreet Theatre
1117 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
What are the things that we carry? What are the things that we love that make us who we are? 24th STreet Theatre’s Teatro del Pueblo (“Theater of the Village”) presents the world premiere of a warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice, created from stories shared by members of the local community during workshops with professional theater artists. The story of Norma, a Mexican immigrant who longs for home but comes to know and see the hardworking and generous members of her local neighborhood as a new, if different kind of family, Ladybird weaves together the true stories and real-life experiences of the residents of 24th STreet Theatre’s North University Park neighborhood.
Following the performance, 24th STreet literally brings the entire show into the heart of their community with a Posada (Christmas procession) that takes actors and audience into and around the neighborhood before bringing everyone back to the theater to celebrate with food, warm ponche (punch) and a traditional star-shaped piñata.
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Appropriate for all ages.
December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, & 20th at 8pm;
Dec. 21st 5pm & 8pm
1107 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Macha Theatre presents a revival of “Marilyn-My Secret” written by Willard Manus and Odalys Nanin, directed and produced by Odalys Nanin. This dramedy with music, chronicles the life of Norma Jean from unwanted orphan, to bit player, to sex goddess including the untold story of Marilyn’s affairs with both female and male lovers – - from her acting coach to the president of the United States.
Directed/produced by Odalys Nanin
Cast includes Jennifer Lana Harper, Erin Gavin, Hayley Farrell, Serah Henesey, Merri Jamison, Lori Allen Thomas and Sean McCracken
Warning: Nudity. Ages 18+.
General Admission: $25 to $35.
Buy Tickets: www. machatheatre.org or 323-969-7862.
New Voices Playwrights Theatre presents
seven new holiday-themed one-act plays by local playwrights,
including LOVE, DIVINE, by Erica Bennett.
Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 21; performances are at 2:00pm
Stage Door Repertory Theatre
1045 N. Armando St., Suite A,
Written and Directed by Erica Bennett
Music by Kyle J. Spiller
Choreography by Megan Tice
Mark M. Rosier
– Tickets: Admission is $15 general, $12 students/seniors/military
– Reservations: www.stagedoorrep.org
Oct 12 – Dec 22
Fri & Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 3pm
5041 Pico Blvd.
LA, CA 90019
Boldly exploring the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic 18 year old, this play poses difficult questions about loving someone who is hard to love. The Martins try desperately to lead a normal life. But, when a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium.
Rogue Machine Phone: 855-585-5185
The Most Dangerous Women In America . . . Then And Now, by Amy Simon
Sundays at 5:00PM
December 8th, 15th and 22nd
The Lounge Theater
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Inspired and alarmed by her ten year old daughter’s desire to do her Women’s History Project on Cher, Writer/Performer and Cultural HERstorian Amy Simon created SHE’S HISTORY! a play and school program about women who make and made history. She is the mother who brought you “Cheerios In My Underwear (And Other True Tales Of Motherhood”) the longest running solo show in Los Angeles.
Part of HOLLYWOOD STAG – The Lounge Theater’s First Annual SOLO SHOW FESTIVAL
Amy Simon Writer/Performer
Directed by Richard Kuhlman with Mark Travis
Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Matt Richter
Parking is free and easy on Sundays on Santa Monica Blvd
$20 Plays411 and Goldstar
Nov 29 to Dec 23
Fri & Sat @8pm;
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 West Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, California 91024
A Christmas Carol – Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the telling of Dickens’ story of Scrooge and his dramatic redemption. Once again, Sierra Madre Playhouse will be bringing you an adaptation by our director, Christina Harris, with music and dance, drama and merriment. This year’s staging will be all new, however, with a more open set and new sound design. The traditional old English carols remain, with a large cast of talented adults and children. With a late Thanksgiving this year, there are only sixteen performances, so get your reservations in early!
Saturdays Dec 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 11 am.
Pacific Resident Theatre
703 Venice Blvd
Venice , Ca 90294 (four blocks west of Lincoln Blvd)
Theater for the whole family ages 7 & up!
This humorous adaptation invites audiences into the world of poet Robert Browning’s tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Performed by a cast of classically trained actors with a nod to British promenade theater.
Assistant director: Kathleen Kitts,cast includes: Joshua Wolf Coleman, David Dionisio, Jaxon Duff Gwillim, Darren Kalley, Tracy WInters and Time Winters
General Admission $20, Children (14 and under) $10.
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Based on the novel “Sister Teresa” by Bárbara Mujica
Nov. 29 – Jan. 12
Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 6pm
1076 Lillian Way
Hollywood, CA 90038
The world premiere of a bold, sexy, and humanizing portrait of Teresa of Avila, the 16th century mystic who became one of the most controversial reformers of the Catholic Church. Based on the novel “Sister Teresa” by New York Times bestselling author Bárbara Mujica and developed at the Actors Studio in collaboration with the novelist, this highly sensorial theater piece explores Teresa’s Jewish roots, her unconventional prayer life, her clashes with the Inquisition and her profound spirituality. Publishers Weekly called the feisty and funny Teresa a “mystic for our times.” Recommended for ages 14+ due to adult themes and mature content.
General admission: $30
Friday Dec. 6th @ 8pm
929 e. 2nd street #105
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Only $5 donation!
We are filming the show for submission to FringeNYC and we would love a full, friendly house!
A one-woman show, written & performed by Christina Joy Howard
When everyone thinks you’re crazy, it’s best to start paying attention. Maybe they’re right. The unapologetic, hilarious, and uncensored memoirs of a fairy-tale-princess-turned-monster. Naked, contradictory, and real. Everything Christina knows best.
Sunday December 8, 7pm
The Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
PLAYING ACROSS THE US FOR OVER 3 YEARS!
Performed by Yafit Josephson
Directed by Sammie Wayne
Produced by Eliad Josephson
Written by Yafit Josephson & Suzanne Bressler
“Ebullient Solo Show! Josephson is a Winning Presence!”- LA TIMES
“An Accomplished Performance! Hilarious!”- LA WEEKLY
“The Show is Good for Israel!”- Jewish Journal
Israeli-American actress, Yafit Josephson, a former soldier in the Israeli army and a USC School of Theater alumna, stars in “New Eyes,” a one-woman autobiographical play running in CA and across the US for over 3 years with rave reviews.
“New Eyes” tells the life story of Yafit, a young woman living in Israel who joins the Israeli army as part of her mandatory service to her country. Upon completing her service, she moves to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming an actress but finds herself constantly cast as the villain. Just as her native country wrestles with the world’s false perceptions, Yafit must decide how far she is willing to go to challenge, change, or accept how others see her, and what she is willing to risk to fulfill her dreams and destiny. “New Eyes” explores universal themes of self-esteem, family, identity and cultural differences. Yafit portrays over 18 characters from over 5 different countries as she conveys her riveting and uplifting story, as she sees the world, and it sees her, through New Eyes. *Special Q&A will be held after the performance.
Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gu06T4vHoAs
New Eyes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NewEyesPlay
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