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ThisIsBanned-finalversionTHIS IS BANNED featuring two shows, RESET and WINCHESTER by Samantha Macher

10/24 to 11/29
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

NoHo Actors Studio
5215 Lankershim Blvd
(at Magnolia above Pit Fire Pizza)
North Hollywood, CA 91601

This is Banned is a fully immersive evening of ghosts, robots and otherwise dangerous theatre. Set in two worlds hundreds of years apart, this world premiere event written by acclaimed playwright Samantha Macher (To The New Girl, Warbride), is a brutal look at war in a dystopian future, and the haunting of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester. This is Banned is produced by the critically acclaimed A Theatre Connection and SkyPilot Theatre Company.

Tickets are $20 (save $5 with promo code LAFPI).
Call 800-838-3006 or go to www.Atheatreconnection.com

Stop_Kiss_EblastSTOP KISS by Diana Son

11/4 to 11/30

Tuesdays to Fridays 8:00 pm
Saturdays 4:00 and 8:00 pm
Sundays 2:00 and 7:00 pm

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Starring Sharon Leal and Angela Lin
With John Sloan, Brandon Scott, Amanda Carlin and Jeff De Serrano
Directed by Seema Sueko

STOP KISS marks The Playhouse directorial debut of Seema Sueko, who joined The Playhouse staff in January 2014. Originally produced Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, with a cast including Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht, this critically acclaimed play received the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production. STOP KISS tells the story of Sara and Callie, who are walking through New York City’s West Village late at night when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. Throughout STOP KISS, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion.

TALKBACK TUESDAYS at The Playhouse is a post-show series in which a panel of community experts and esteemed guests discuss and explore selected themes of the show with the audience.

November 11, 18, and 25, 2014. For more information: http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/community/talkback-tuesdays-at-the-playhouse.html

POST-SHOW at The Playhouse: A series of post-show talk-backs immediately following a performance on the Mainstage including members of the cast and crew, as well as any creative or design team members who are present. POST-SHOW at The Playhouse acts as a question and answer session between the audience and the participating members of the production.

Tickets are available online at PasadenaPlayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.


(626) 356-7529

orejane_redO RÉJANE by Ilana Turner

11/14 to 12/6
Thursday 11/20 and 12/4 7:30 pm (no show 11/27)
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
LA, CA 90057

O Réjane world premieres November 14, 2014 at LA’s Bootleg Theater to take audiences into the life of an indomitable woman of strength and passion. Réjane, a remarkable French actress and theater impresario, revolutionized French culture, fashion and socio-politics in the Belle Époque, while coming to grips with the fact that for her, life did equal art. Conceived and written by Ilana Turner, O Réjane features original music by Réjane’s great-great-granddaughter Adrien Reju and Sébastien Miel of the French band La Maison Tellier. Directed by Christopher Sivertsen, Artistic Director of UN-certified Swedish company Awake Projects. Starring Cara Pifko, Patrick Wenk-Wolff, Joseph Will, Cecilia de Rico, Ilana Turner and Valerie McCann. Sets and costumes by Alex Berry. Lighting design by Brandon Baruch. O Réjane is sponsored, in part, by French Morning.

www.orejane.com www.facebook.com/rejaneproject @rejaneproject
Tickets on sale Oct. 14, 2014

400x400_takarazukaTAKARAZUKA!!! by Susan Soon He Stanton

November 6 – December 7
Wednesdays – Saturdays 8PM
and Sundays 2PM

David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles CA 90012

Fiona Cheung, Michael Hagiwara, Joseph Lim Kim, Klarissa Mesee, Joy Regullano, Janelle Toyomi-Dote, and Grace Yoo


Yuko is the Top Star of the Takarazuka, an all-female Japanese performance troupe, that has put on lavishly staged spectacles for decades. Facing retirement, Yuko begins to be haunted by the ghost of a former top star. Mysterious events happen at the theater as Yuko’s sayonara performance looms and a new star is set to rise to the top in this thrilling and seductive new play.

*This production is not affiliated with “The Takarazuka Revue Company” of Japan.

eastwestplayers.org / facebook.com/EWPlayers / @EWPlayers #EWPtakarazuka #eastwestplayers #lathtr
Additional info: http://eastwestplayers.org/on-the-stage/takarazuka-1/
Ticketing link: https://eastwestplayers.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0Uo0000000eCG5EAM

WeddingBand200Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress

10/18 to 12/7
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm
Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA, 91601
(1½ blocks south of Magnolia)

As the great war rages in Europe, two lovers risk their lives for the right to marry. Set in 1918 on South Carolina’s Gullah Coast, Wedding Band is the profoundly poignant and affecting story of Julia and Herman who yearn to be together as husband and wife, but are held apart by society’s mores and laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Gregg T. Daniel directs a fully partner-cast revival.

Thursdays and Fridays: $30
Saturdays and Sundays: $34
Previews: $15

Pay-What-You-Can Fridays: Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov.7

10710900_10103816170745056_2719892259438534751_nTHE BLANK’S LIVING ROOM SERIES — THREE PLAYS BY WOMEN

All performances begin at 8:00pm and take place at

The Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd

For reservations please email info@theblank.com with your name and how many seats you would like.


Monday November 17th

Directed by Lee Anne Costello

Two buddies, one from public school, one a rich preppie, compete for love during their sophomore year at Yale. Can you be a good friend when you covet your friend’s girlfriend? Why do we love people who don’t love us back? Can we ever judge others without condemning ourselves? And is it possible to pass Econ if you’ve done really badly on the quizzes? Life is a full course load. Study up.

Starring: Annabelle Borke, Brett Delbuono, and Andy Wagner

A California native and a graduate of Yale University, Carole has written several one acts, which have been anthologized, included in textbooks and performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Her one act, Don’t Say Another Word, was included in the Summer Shorts 3 Festival of One Act Plays at 59E59th Street in Manhattan. Her full-length, Doesn’t Anyone Know What A Pancreas Is?, premiered at Ensemble Studio Theater/LA. Her plays have received readings at The Blank Theater, and Ensemble Studio Theater in New York. A WGA member, Carole has written for network primetime shows on ABC, CBS and Fox.

THE ASCENT by Megan Kelly
Monday November 24th

Directed by Bjørn Johnson

Sarah Kendrick’s got it bad enough, trying to reconcile her Christian faith with a fledgling career in the sharp-edged world of stand-up comedy. But then her mother announces her own impending death. She’s gonna die, in a plane crash, on Friday. Jesus told her so. This is funny… Right?

Megan Kelly is a playwright, based in Los Angeles. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Wheaton College, and her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California. Her play The Solace of St. Mark’s received a workshop production in 2012 and her play All The Trees Shall Clap Their Hands (retitled, The Ascent) received a staged reading in 2013, both as a part of the USC School of Theatre’s New Works’ Festival. In 2014, Megan co-founded a collaborative comedy troupe, Better Than Shakespeare! Theatre Company. She wrote and directed their world premiere, Much Ado About Something, for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Megan is currently developing the company’s second theatrical project, A Midsummer Night’s Murder Mystery, as well as an accompanying web-series, Titus and Dronicus. She has worked in television since graduating from USC, and is currently the writers’ assistant on the series, 11/22/63.

THE SENTENCED by Elizabeth Chomko
Monday December 8th

Directed by Mark Taylor

DOROTHY, A CURRENT ACCOUNT by Virginia CarterDorothy

11/13/14 through 12/11/14
Thursdays at 8 pm & Saturdays at 2 pm

Rogue Machine Theatre
5041 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Description: A homeless shelter employee wrestles to save her job, finally confessing to a trip she once took to a magical land. Navigating that thin line between comedy and reality, the enchantment of childhood returns to skeptical onlookers.



Twitter: @RogueMachineLA
For reservations call: 855-585-5185 or www.roguemachinetheatre.com

sliderWestFest2014-300x204THEATRE WEST — WEST FEST 2014

Dec 5 and 6 at 8 pm
Dec 7 at 2 pm

3333 Cahuenga
Los Angeles, CA 90068 (near Universal Studios)

Free parking across the street

OPEN DOOR by Jule Selbo
Roz wants this date to work out. So does Sam. But there’s someone else in the room. A comedy-drama written by Jule Selbo and directed by Arden Lewis. Featured actors are Leona Britton and Eddie Alfano.

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Judith Allen
Can three generations of women agree on a name before the Jewish princess arrives? Directed by Ann L. Gibbs

Not just another day in the park. Physical challenges and life changes collide when three unlikely people’s lives are touched …shining in the shade of an old oak tree. And “she’s” not a normal oak.” Directed by Linda Rand

IT’S A GUY THING by Judith Allen
Will a man’s love for his vintage Porsche jeopardize his romantic relationship? Directed by Ann L. Gibbs

A happenstance meeting on the Staten Island Ferry brings two strangers together in a most unusual way – but it beats speed-dating! Directed by Linda Rand

Call (323) 851-7977 or buy tickets online.

admission $5 for students, $15 for adults if purchased online at theatrewest.org $20 at the door
Ticket discount…$8 if you book online and use promo code F&F14 (no service charge).

NightMother200‘NIGHT, MOTHER by Marsha Norman

11/1 to 12/14
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

The Lost Studio
130 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Marsha Norman’s gripping two-hander, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is an intense, edge-of-your-seat drama that will keep audiences guessing the outcome until the very end. A supposedly normal evening in the mother-daughter Cates household is shattered when 40-something Jessie announces to Mama that she plans to kill herself before the night is over. Over the course of 90 minutes, in real time, Thelma desperately works to convince her daughter that life is worth living. Nov. 1 – Dec. 14


The-Gun-Show-Los-Angeles-small-posterTHE GUN SHOW by EM Lewis

11/1 to 12/14
Usually Saturdays and Sundays
Check tickets for exact times/dates

Moving Arts
1822 Hyperion Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in The Gun Show. Veteran performer Chuma Gault shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Award-winning playwright EM Lewis returns to Los Angeles with the west coast premiere of “The Gun Show,“ directed by Moving Arts’ artistic director Darin Anthony and starring Chuma Gault. After enjoying critical acclaim in Chicago for its world premiere, Lewis’s provocative and heartbreakingly honest examination of the issues surrounding the gun debate receives its west coast premiere at Moving Arts.

http://movingarts.org/the-gun-show/ #TheGunShowLA @MovingArts
TICKETS: https://acmemovingarts.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0SG000000KaWwXMAV

Reasons to Live imageREASONS TO LIVE by Meryl Cohn

11/21 to 12/14
Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm
Sundays 3 pm
no show 11/28

Skylight Theatre
1816 1/2 N. Vermont
Los Angeles 90027

Description: At the Silverstein wedding, crazy is relative. Jane’s groom has gone missing. Her sister Emily’s “life partner” may be just a one-night stand. Her brother lives upstairs in his pajamas selling something suspicious—and Mom tries to rally the troops by singing show tunes. But, when a surprise package arrives on their doorstep, the family may just find the meaning they’ve been desperately seeking.

Discount Code: 2much fun, offering 2 tickets for 1 while they last
Admission Price: $30
For reservations call: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com

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11/21 to 12/15 — times vary
11/21 and 11/22 — 10:00 pm
11/28 and 11/29 — 8:00 pm
11/30 — 7:00 pm
12/6 — 5:00 pm
12/10 — 8:00 pm
12/13 — 5:00 pm
12/15 — 8:00 pm

Rogue Machine Theatre
5041 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Daniel, a charismatic slacker, needs a lifeline. Sam, his reluctant drug dealer, provides “lines” of a sort that end up entangling both Sam and beautiful Anikka in Daniel’s speed-fueled scheme. Can Sam get his monster back to the lab before someone gets hurt?

Director: Mark L. Taylor
Producers: John Perrin Flynn, Jennifer Pollono
Associate Producer: Amanda Mauer

Twitter: @RogueMachineLA
Reservations call: 855-585-5185 or www.roguemachinetheatre.com

In My Own Words imageIN MY OWN X-RATED WORDS by Frederica Duke

11/6 to 12/18
Performances are THURSDAYS only at 8 pm.

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

Think Sarah Silverman mixed with Chelsea Handler and a splash of Andrew Dice Clay. Fredde Duke shares 24 outrageous, irreverent and laugh-out-loud stories that propel the audience back in time to the sexual revolution. From her public lawn schtup, to being totally desensitized by the overuse of her Hitachi vibrator. This one-woman show recalls an era when anything and everything was possible, “Because it was the 70’s and damn it, I was going to live those years out like the world was going to blow up if I didn’t partake”.–Fredrica Duke

Starring Pam Levin.

For information and tickets: https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4118

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

EXTENDED to 12/21
7/13 to 12/21
10/5, 10/19 and 10/26 at 6:00 pm
11/9 at 6:00 pm
11/16 and 11/23 at 5:00 pm
12/7, 12/14 and 12/21 at 6:00 pm

No Performances — 10/12, 11/2, or 11/30

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

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


SKB_400x640_FinalSERIAL KILLER BARBIE by Colette Freedman and Nickella Moschetti

11/7 to 12/21
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm
Plus: Wednesday 11/12 at 8:00 pm
No Performance 11/14 or 11/15

NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Street Parking
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Quirky Barbara spends her life desperate to get in with the popular “Debbies.” From first grade through high school, she obsessively attempts to join the coveted social circle of Debbie, Debby and the queen of the WASPY clique, Debbi. After several failed attempts to fit in, she realizes, if you can’t join them, kill them. A hilarious and fast moving dark comedy, with original music including songs “21 Ways To Kill A Debbie”, Middle School Sucks” and “Price of Popularity”.

Special Theatre Info
wheelchair access
The theatre has concessions.

BUY TICKETS — https://www.plays411.net/newsite/boxoffice/cart.asp?show_id=4086&skin_show_id=&orgin=guest
$30.00 General admission

Special Show Info
Running time: 80 minutes.
(323) 960-5068


A_CHRISTMAS_CAROL@ZJU_EmailPostcard-2014A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Adapted & Directed by Denise Devin

SATURDAYS @ 8:30pm
and SUNDAYS @ 7:00pm
11/9 to 12/28

4850 Lankershim Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their all-new fun and wildly turbo-charged version of the famous Charles Dickens’ classic celebrating Holiday Spirit and Redemption. Starring Sebastian Muñoz as Scrooge, and featuring our infamously-fabulous Steam Punk Chorus! Directed by Denise Devin, Produced by Zombie Joe. For Ages 12 & up.

$15 all tickets;
For Reservations Please Call: 818-202-4120
ZombieJoes.Tix.com (for Advance Tickets)


OGD-copyONE GOOD DAY by Erica Bennett

Saturday, December 6, 2:30pm

Theatre Out
402 W 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Polly (Paige Scurti Sternin) wakes on the morning of her surprise 50th birthday party to discover husband Richard (Steven Biggs) lost his job, son Ryder (Patrick Peterson) removed from community college for vandalism, and grief-stricken Mother (Rose London) taking her rage out on the furniture. Produced and narrated by Eric Eberwein.


Suggested donation $6. For reservations call: 714.902.5716

lounge-stag-eflier-resizedSHE’S HISTORY! by Amy Simon

Part of HOLLYWOOD STAG at The Lounge Theatre

Sunday December 7th at 2:00PM

The Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

Writer/Performer/Cultural Herstorian Amy Simon knew something needed to be done when her ten-year-old daughter came home from school, stating she was planning on doing her women’s history project on Cher. She spent years researching diaries, letters, publications, and biographies and created this unique herstorical, fun and relevant play that honors female America.

Going back and forth from the past to the present, this Mom On A Mission poignantly finds the funny as she chronicles the struggles and accomplishments of our unheralded, unknown and forgotten heroines whose courage and strength inspire her as she raises two daughters.

Watch Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony multi-task – just like today’s mom – running the house, fixing dinner and corralling the kids, all while working on the Fourteenth Amendment. Hear about Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, Nancy Pelosi, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, suffrage, maternal profiling, abolition and more.

Written and Performed by Amy Simon
Directed by: Richard Kuhlman
With Mark Travis

(323) 960-7788

Tickets $20

(310) 308-0947


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