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

April 10 to April 25
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 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

The English Bride imageTHE ENGLISH BRIDE by Lucile Lichtblau

March 5 to May 10
Thursdays 8 pm,
Saturdays 3 pm,
and Sundays 7 pm

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 pm
4/17, 4/18 at 8 pm, 4/19 at 2 pm
4/24, 4/25 at 8 pm, 4/26 at 2 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.

the-discord-altar-flyerTHE DISCORD ALTAR by Meghan Brown

April 10 to May 3
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

The Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601.

David has died, succumbing to the ravages that his addictions had wreaked upon his health. A brilliant voice teacher, during his life on the skids, his students were a small group of homeless young people. Now they have gathered to memorialize him. They’re joined by one of their number who escaped poverty and went on to achieve a successful career in the mainstream; and also by David’s embittered daughter, who considers that he abandoned his family. Needless to say, not all members of the assemblage have similar memories of David.

What impact has the life and work of David had on those gathered here? How will he affect their lives and future?

Directed by Amanda McRaven.


$25. Students, seniors and military $17. Buy at www.opearworks.org. Phone: 818-898-9597.

fiercepostcard_web-15THE BIG BLUE by Leslie Hardy

April 24 at 8 pm
April 26 at 7 pm
May 2 at 8 pm
May 3 at 5 pm

The Dorie Theatre @ The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd. (between Wilcox and Cole)
Hollywood 90038

Fierce Backbone presents 2 OUT OF 3 New Play Series…
come out and support works in development!

Donation at the door or reserve $15 seats to guarantee

www.fiercebackbone.com www.lesliehardy.com

@fiercebackboner @lesliehardy123 #thebigblueplay


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

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/

bridget_wot-5x7-032815WOMEN ON TIME – 7 original short plays by 7 women:

Bonnie Garvin, Lorin Howard,
Nikki McCauley, Joanna Miles,
Deborah Pearl, Susanna Styron,
and Bridget Terry

April 17 to May 17
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm

Working Stage
1516 N. Gardner
Los Angeles, CA 90046

5inaHIVE presents WOMEN ON TIME — 7 short plays by and about women — from suffragettes to corporate execs — starring Joanna Miles, Julie Janney and Kimberly Alexander.

www.facebook.com/fiveinahive, Twitter@fiveinahive
Reservation number:(323) 960-7724

comediaTHE VENDOR by Frances Spencer

May 8 to May 17
Friday 5/8 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/9 at 7 pm
Friday 5/15 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/17 at 7 pm

the WAV Theatre Gallery
175 So. Ventura Avenue
(corner Thompson off the Freeway)
Ventura, CA 93001.

THE VENDOR, a Monologue (short one-woman play) by Frances Spencer; 4 Evenings of Theater at WAV (Working Artists of Ventura) as part of a month of “Women In Art.” Performed by actress Vonder Gray. See website and bio for more about playwright-artist Frances Spencer.


visionaryartist22@yahoo.com (Frances Spencer).

Donations optional.

stronger-whitefire-300x300STRONGER THAN THE WIND by Alice Manning

April 23 – May 28
Thursdays at 8pm

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks 91423

The critically acclaimed one woman play Stronger than the Wind written/performed by Alice Manning, directed by award-winning Jim Petosa, runs April 23rd -May 28. After giving birth to her twin boys, Alice Manning finally has everything she wants. But a twist of fate and a hospital error leaves her newborn son, Aidan, fighting for his life. Through anger, humor, and tears, Alice fights to keep her family afloat in the midst of unspeakable trauma and fear. On this personal rollercoaster ride, she discovers the power of laughter and how to choose love during even the darkest times.

For more about Alice Manning and “Stronger than the Wind” please visit http://www.alicemanning.com

Please check out what Carl Reiner had to say after seeing “Stronger than the Wind” https://youtu.be/1aAONtcQfb


Tickets $20.00. For tickets and information http://bpt.me/1465483 or (818) 687-8559

mud-blue-sky-210x210MUD BLUE SKY by Marisa Wegrzyn

April 10 to May 30
Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm
Sundays 2 pm

The Road Theatre on Lankershim
Historic Lankershim Arts Building
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

“One long night in a grungy chain hotel room near O’Hare Airport is enough to make anyone question their aspirations in life, but for middle-aged flight attendants Beth and Sam, it’s just part of a never-ending layover that goes with the job. When Beth’s 18-year-old pot dealer shows up in full prom gear in the parking lot offering a new perspective, she begins to doubt her twilight existence between time zones. MUD BLUE SKY is a comedy about how the small kindnesses we afford each other can inspire us to grab onto life before it flies by.”

Directed by Mary Lou Belli
Featuring Carlyle King, Amy Tolsky, Whitney Dylan, Adam Farabee, and Alex Smith

Ticket prices: $34 general admission, $17.50 seniors, $17.50 students

SPECIAL LAFPI DISCOUNT: 20% OFF! Go to www.roadtheatre.org and enter discount code promnight at checkout.
For tickets, go to www.roadtheatre.org/mudbluesky/ or call 818-761-8838.

macbeth@zju_email-postcardMACBETH by William Shakespeare, reimagined and directed by Denise Devin

April 24 to May 31
Fridays at 8:30 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm

ZJU Theatre Group
4850 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group Proudly Presents William Shakespeare’s powerful, dark tragedy concerning a great leader’s descent into madness, as he chooses evil to fulfill his lust for power and uncontrolled ambition! Director Denise Devin Emancipates Her Dark, Bold and Emotional Re-Imagining of The Bard’s bloody masterpiece onto the ZJU stage: A fresh-new, fearless vision of this relentless classic, for all to behold!

Tickets Only $15.
For Reservations Call: 818-202-4120

Website: ZombieJoes.com
Advance Tickets On Sale for All Performances at ZombieJoes.Tix.com

rowfire200ROW AFTER ROW by Jessica Dickey

April 25 to May 31
Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 5 pm and 8 pm
Sundays at 4 pm and 7 pm

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave
Atwater Village, CA 90039

The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named “Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays” by the LA Weekly, presents two Los Angeles premieres. “Row After Row” by Jessica Dickey and “A Small Fire” by Adam Bock will run in repertory April 25-May 31 at Atwater Village Theatre.


One show: $25
Two shows: $30

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

April 26 to May 31
Sundays 7 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 to June 7
Wednesdays, Thursdays,
Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm,
Sundays at 2 pm

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

May 8 to June 7
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
and Sundays at 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 to June 14
Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

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

house200HOUSE OF YES by Wendy MacLeod

May 7 to June 14
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(between Fairfax and La Brea)

What could be funnier than mental illness, incest and the Kennedy assassination? Zephyr producing artistic director Lee Sankowich directs a 25th anniversary revival of the wickedly entertaining, exceedingly black comedy by Wendy MacLeod that became a cult classic indie film — and still lives up to its hype.

The House of Yes opens May 9 at the Zephyr Theatre for a six-week run through June 14.

General Admission: $25
Previews: $15

tbwta-squareTHINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE by Wendy MacLeod

April 23 to June 21
Thursdays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 3 pm
and Sundays at 7 pm

The Road Theatre on Lankershim
Historic Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

“Bill has just moved from the city to a new condo in the suburbs, and is awaiting the arrival of his furniture and his (unfaithful) wife. He meets Jack, a brash, irreverent, and divorced neighbor who drops by for a visit and simply will not leave. In this off-beat comedy by the author of THE HOUSE OF YES, two regular guys form an unlikely bond as they debate the meaning of marriage, commitment, and mortality.”

Directed by Andre Barron
Featuring Chet Grissom and Bernie Zilinskas

Ticket prices: $34 general admission, $17.50 seniors, $17.50 students

SPECIAL LAFPI DISCOUNT: $10 Tix!  Mention LA FPI when contacting Box Office!
For tickets, visit www.roadtheatre.org or call 818-761-8838.



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