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einstein-is-a-dummy-sierra-madre-playhouse-flyerEINSTEIN IS A DUMMY by K. Zacarias and D. Wicks La Puma

(a musical!)
Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarias
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

March 6 to April 12
Mar. 6 and 7 at 8:00 p.m.;
Mar. 8, 22, 29,
April 5 and 12 at 2:30 p.m.

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

Young Albert Einstein falls in love for the first time while discovering the principles by which the universe operates.

Directed by Derek Manson. Choreographed by Zakiya Alta Lee. Produced for Sierra Madre Playhouse by Estelle Campbell, Christian Lebano and Amanda Weier.

ADMISSION: $25. Seniors (65+) $22. Youth (13-21) $15. Children 12 and under, $12. Free parking behind theatre!

www.sierramadreplayhouse.org or (626) 355-4318

bacheloretteunder300kbBACHELORETTE by Leslye Headland

March 20 – April 12
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm

The Actor’s Company
916 North Formosa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

Directed by Jessica Hanna
Featuring Michael Bates, Hayley Brown, Chris Ferro (U/S), Sarah Latin-Kasper (U/S), Sarah Lyddan, Dane Oliver, Hannah Pell, and Cloie Wyatt Taylor

Tickets $12 before March 13th, $15 afterwards, $18 at door
MineisYourstc.com | @MineisYourstc



March 14 – April 12
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 5pm
Monday performances March 23 & April 6 @ 7pm

Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Boulevard (@ Hoover)

The year is 1993: A befuddled Charlie Rose is our guide as intrepid online pioneers discover freedom — and looming dangers — on the virtual frontier. Their playground is one of the first-ever social networks, LambdaMOO, which invites users to mingle in a fantastical mansion made entirely of text. The only rule in this collective Utopia is that there are no rules… until a sinister puppetmaster named Mr. Bungle crosses a virtual line.

Journalist Julian Dibbell documented this early case of “rape in cyberspace” in The Village Voice and Harnetiaux has used his article as the jumping-off point for this wild ride through the early days of the Web.

$23 online / $25 at the door
$3 discount for students/seniors/union members
Advance online purchases at sonofsemele.org. The Son of Semele box office is open on performance days only, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

milkmeeting_poster_newdates-smallTHE MILK MEETINGS by Blaire Baron Larsen

March 14th – April 18th
8pm – Saturday nights

Studio C Artists
6448 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

When new mothers behave badly inside a politically correct breastfeeding support group, sometimes a baby sling isn’t the only support needed!

Studio C Artists is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of THE MILK MEETINGS – a new dramedy by writer Blaire Baron Larsen, directed by John Coppola. Starring Torrie Bogda, Emily Button, Liberty Cordova, Ida Darvish, & Rochelle Leffler

General Admission – $20.00 ($15 Early Bird*)
Approximate running time: 1 hour Street Parking on Hollywood’s Theatre Row.

website-picHAIRitage, The Journey of Sistahs with Their Hair by Niccole Nero Gaines

March 22, April 5, April 19

The Complex Theatres Hollywood
6475 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

HAIR’itage is an original play about the evolution of the Black Woman’s Hair

The play tells the stories of 6 “Sistah’s” and how their hair defined them at certain times in their lives. From the Afro, to the Perm, to the Braids, to the Locs, to the Weaves…HAIRitage covers it all!

Read the latest review by Renowned LA Hair Blogger The Nappy Nomad:

” HAIRitage: The Play was amazing! It is cleverly written, fast-paced, hysterically funny and thought provoking; touching on nearly every issue black women have with our hair. The play is the perfect outing for any and everyone, including friends/family/couples/mothers & daughter. There are only 6 more performances so make sure you don’t miss out and when you go, plan to go to dinner or for drinks afterwards b/c you’ll have a lot to talk about.”
Best,Amaechina, aka The Nappy Nomad



PRISON BOXING Mini COMP C1  _zpsxibascrjPRISON BOXING by Leah Joki

March 21 to April 19
Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm

The Skylight Theatre Skylab
1816 1/2 N. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027

solo performance

Leah Joki spent 18 years in prison . . . not as a criminal . . . as a teacher. Now, she brings to life the complex characters she encountered in her two decades teaching in the California Penal System. Prison Boxing is a personal reflection on the prison system subculture from humorous to utterly horrifying. A journey that asks the questions: “Why did I choose to do that in my life?” “Would I do it over again?”

Linda Grinde (Director), Rachel Berney Needleman (Producer), Roland Rosenkranz (Set Design), Derrick McDaniel (Lighting Design), and Christopher Moscatiello (Sound Design)

Tickets: https://skylighttheatrecompany.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0OA000000IN4xXMAT


Twitter: @SkylightThtr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ktcla Instagram: SkylightTheatre

dirt-facebook-post-600x317-revised-3-21DIRT by Bryony Lavery

April 10 to April 19
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

The Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood 91601

Dirt is about: mortality, desire and conscience, quantum mechanics, chemicals and composting. But ultimately, Dirt is about five people and what connects them to each other. In the stylish framework of the play, Lavery with great wit and compassion examines life’s most mysterious and extraordinary event – death – and its infinite ripple effect.

produced by Stephanie Lesh-Farrell
directed by Ann Bronston

Tickets are available at www.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM

Pre-Sale (until March 31st) General Admission $10 plus a small fee

General Admission $15 plus a small fee

hellcountyHELL COUNTY, FLORIDA by  Carla Cackowski

Feb. 6 to April 24
Fri at 8:00 pm

The Second City
560 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Florida is a hell hole. Literally. The devil has retired to Florida and is running amuck, as if the humidity, hurricanes and bugs weren’t enough! Ripped from real headlines from the Sunshine State, this original comedic play premiers at Second City Hollywood and is performed by: Rich Baker, Gillian Bellinger, Craig Cackowski, Kevin Hoffman, Hans Holsen, Maya Imani, Monique Madrid, Chrissy Swinko and Irene White.

Written and Directed by Carla Cackowski. Assistant Director, Chris McGowan. Musical Director, Brian Sturges.

Tix $10

“Hell County Florida is a sketch comedy anti-superhero, good versus evil almost love story with a happy ending and a lot of quirks all around. This new and original Second City bonanza written and directed by Carla Cackowski lives up to every moment of pure, hilarious insanity. Not to be missed!” – Gia On The Move

#hellcounty #devilmademedoit @hellcountyfl

Box Office: SECONDCITY.COM or 323-464-8542

Some performances available on goldstar.com.

The English Bride imageTHE ENGLISH BRIDE by Lucile Lichtblau

March 5 to April 26
Thurs 8:00 pm, Sat 3:00 pm, Sun 7:00 pm

Previews: Feb 28 at 3PM, March 1 at 7PM, March 3 at 8PM

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(Parking in structure or on Riverton Ave.)

The Road Theatre Company is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of THE ENGLISH BRIDE by Lucile Lichtblau, directed by Marya Mazor, and featuring Elizabeth Knowelden, Steven Schub, and Allan Wasserman.

The mystery wasn’t what happened; the mystery was why. Inspired by the real-life failed bombing attempt of an El Al flight in 1986, THE ENGLISH BRIDE centers around an Israeli agent’s desperate search for the truth as he interrogates an Englishwoman and her Arab lover. Who put the bomb on the plane and why? Deceptions and manipulations abound in what the New York Times calls, “A mystery wrapped in a love story — or the other way around.”

SPECIAL GOLAFPI OFFER: $15 TICKETS! (Discounted from regular $34 admission price) To purchase, go to www.roadtheatre.org and enter discount code GOLAFPI at checkout. ***discount applies to any performance except opening night***

To purchase tickets to THE ENGLISH BRIDE, visit www.roadtheatre.org (and enter code GOLAFPI at checkout!) or call 818-761-8838.

new york suppression of vice imageNEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF VICE — lyrics by Patricia Zehentmayr

a developmental production of the new musical
with book by Joel Bailey, music by Jake Anthony,
and lyrics by Patricia Zehentmayr

April 9 to April 26

4/9, 4/10, 4/11 at 8:00 pm
4/17, 4/18 at 8:00 pm, 4/19 at 2:00 pm
4/24, 4/25 at 8:00 pm, 4/26 at 2:00 pm

Academy for New Musical Theatre
5628 Vineland Ave (cross street: Burbank)
North Hollywood, CA 91601

High school baseball phenom Jack Cusack’s world is turned upside down when a biographical play he wrote is discovered, revealing his sexual orientation. Guided by the spirit of Anthony Comstock, the notorious turn-of-nineteenth-century right-wing social reformer, forces of evil conspire against Jack resulting in social ostracism, bullying, and a final outcome far more sinister. The musical was inspired by recent events in high schools across the country. Director: Matthew Tyler, Music Director: Emily Cohn, Stage Manager: Jerry Blackburn

Cast in alphabetical order: Josh Bednarsky, Chris Bunyi, Allie Costa, Tyler Fromson, Sara Gonzales, Jeffrey Markle, Rehyan Rivera, Frankie Rodriguezm Brianne Sanborn, Lorne Stevenson, Rachel Tyler, John Wallis

Twitter hashtag: #NYSSV


Make reservations online: http://nmi.org/tickets/

Donations accepted the door.

clutch_pc-final_frontCLUTCH by Liz Shannon Miller

March 30 to May 5
Monday and Tuesdays at 8 pm

The Oak Room at the Sportsmans Lodge Event Center
(next to River Rock Lounge)
12833 Ventura Blvd (at Coldwater Canyon),
Studio City, CA 91604

CLUTCH is ripped right from the headlines — at least the sports headlines — as it contends with the concussion injuries experienced by professional football players, and the ruined lives that result. A serious topic with very humorous moments, CLUTCH takes place at the funeral of one-time NFL wide receiver Gordon Beers. Guests to include his estranged family, a fantasy football addict, a neuroscientist who’s hungry for brains, and the man who knocked Gordon out of the league.

Directed by Kristina Lloyd. Starring Henry Knotts, Phoebe Kuhlman, Damien Landini, Ellen Rae Littman, Bobby Neely, Duane Taniguchi and Dwana White


Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.SkyPilotTheatre.com or call 800-838-3006

Press and professional comps contact skypilottheatre@gmail.com or call 323-229-2753

*LA FPI members use promo code “River Rock” and save $5 when reserving tickets.

screen-shot-2015-02-12-at-9.55.47-amGROW A PAIR OF…WINGS by Amelia Phillips

World Premiere!
presented by Fresh Produce’d and Amelia Phillips

April 17 to May 10
April 17-26
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm,
Sundays 2 & 7pm.
April 30-May 10
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8pm,
Sundays 7pm.

The Lounge Theatre**
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Guided by the whimsical ghost of her Holocaust survivor grandfather, Sarah Klein clumsily struggles to emerge from her mid-twenties as more than just the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. Saddled by an overbearing mother, an unappreciative boyfriend and an overly competitive sister, Sarah must define her unique place in the world, face her fears, embrace her roots, and of course, grow a pair of…wings.

Starring: Amelia Phillips, Riva Di Paola, Greg Nussen, Tyler Cook, Jennie Fahn, Robert Dominick Jones, AND…Barry Vigon

Directed by Stacie Hadgikosti
Set Design: Murray Burn
Lighting Design: Benjamin Watt
Sound Design: Daniel Tator
Stage Manager: Lyndsay Lucas

**Note: Please allow extra time for street parking.
Tickets: $25 http://wingstheplay.brownpapertickets.com/

my child mothers of war imageMY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR by Angeliki Giannakopoulos

Apr 26 to May 31
Sundays 7:00 pm
Gala Opening Fundraiser April 26

Hudson Backstage
6530 Santa Monica
Hollywood, CA 90039

Valet Parking

“My Child – Mothers of War” — based on a documentary by Angeliki Giannakopoulos — is an honest look into the lives of American mothers who have dealt with sending their sons to war.


The play is comprised of mothers, a rich human dictionary, defining and re-defining the meaning of the words: patriotism, peace, loyalty, democracy, duty, and sacrifice. The ramifications of the war are discussed powerfully within the film but in a way that focuses with our common humanity.
The women represent very different opinions about war, politics, social and cultural issues. Despite these strong differences, as mothers they all share a limitless love for their children – children who have been killed, maimed, and are in daily peril of their lives or who have the courage to refuse service. All they want is a world in which they can live in peace, but at what cost?

BUY TICKETS — https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4237
$30 General
$50 Opening Night Gala Fundraiser

Special Show Info
Running time: 75 minutes.

sunsetbaby200SUNSET BABY by Dominique Morisseau

April 18-June 7
Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 8pm;
Sun @ 2pm

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism and.

The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre.


(310) 477-2055 ext. 2

Untethered - ImageUNTETHERED by Julia Edwards

Fri, May 08 – Sun, Jun 07
Friday & Saturday @ 8 PM and Sunday @ 7:30 PM

No Performances

Mountain View Mausoleum
2300 North Marengo Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

Julia Edwards’ World Premiere play, untethered is a wacky new love story, not the Hallmark variety, the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind. Plagued by nightmares of her love’s demise, Ellie pops the question out of the blue & Ari spirals into a commitment-phobic panic. Enter Ari’s estranged father, a siren from the sea, and a portal into the time-bending fourth dimension. Suddenly Ellie’s life hangs in the balance as Ari attempts to tether himself to what truly matters.

Directed by Jen Bloom. Featuring Kevin McCorkle, Joy Osmanski, Gabriella Rhodeen, Adam J. Smith & Eli Weinberg. Original music by Steven van Betten, choreography by Stephanie Zaletel

untethered is a project of Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE program.

(323) 960-1054



iandyou200I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson

April 2 – June 14
Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 8 p.m.
Sundays @ 2 p.m.

The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.,
Los Angeles CA 90029

On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass — unaware that a much deeper mystery has brought them together. The Los Angeles premiere of I and You by Lauren Gunderson, winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, opens on April 11 at the Fountain Theatre, directed by Robin Larsen.


$15-$34.95 (Every Thursday is Pay-What-You-Can)

PH: (323) 663-1525


aap_readings_fb_squareTWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP by Carla Ching — and — NOBODY’S CHILD by Sanaz Toossi

Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm

The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Continuing our mission to present stories of underrepresented communities, Artists at Play will develop and showcase two new works to the Los Angeles theatre community.

By Carla Ching, directed by Snehal Desai

Diana and Max meet at 10 years old, the day their parents start fucking. In the ensuing 18 years, their parents break up, get back together, marry and divorce. And they see each other through it all, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend so you end up hating them.

Afternoon reception and hosted bar between readings.

By Sanaz Toossi, directed by Alejandra Cisneros

When you’re stuck on a train going through the desert in the Middle East, things can get heated. Especially for three prickly siblings. Oldest sister Shadi is depressed, youngest sister Cameron struggles to reestablish her identity within her family, and Ani with a brand new nose is caught in the middle. Questions of identity, love, gender and body hair are raised. Razors drawn.

Dessert reception and hosted bar.

Tickets $15.
Free parking is available on the street.

www.ArtistsAtPlayLA.blogspot.com, Facebook.com/ArtistsAtPlay, Twitter @AAPlay #AAPReadings15
http://bit.ly/AAPReadings15, ArtistsAtPlayLA@gmail.com

_5906879_origMARY MARIE Book & Lyrics by Chana Wise
THE GINGERBREAD PIMP Book & Lyrics by Molly Reynolds
BASTARD JONES Music by Amy Engelhardt

Monday, April 13th at 8 PM – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Musi-Cal is part of the Festival of New American Musicals, FNAM’s ongoing priority to create community among Southern California’s composers, lyricists and book writers. These Musi-Cal evenings offer an opportunity for the writers to get to know one another and for the audience to get a first peek at new musical works in progress.

Book & Lyrics by Chana Wise
Music by Carl Johnson
Allie Costa, Peter Welkin, 
Kendra Munger
 and Hillary Rollins

Book & Lyrics by Molly Reynolds
Music by Will Collyer
Brett Ryback MD
Emily Thompson and Collin Leydon

Book by Marc Acito
Lyrics by Amy Engelhardt & Marc Acito
Music by Amy Engelhardt
Richard Brendt MD
Cast: Rena Strober
, Will Collyer, Rene Ruiz
 and Amy Engelhardt

a rhythm and blues story
Music & Lyrics by Larry Poindexter
Book by David Carey Foster & Larry Poindexter
Cast: Alex Ellism Nayo Wallace, Larry Poindexter, Loren Smith, Harrison White and Scott People



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