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flowerduet imageFLOWER DUET by Maura Campbell

West Coast Premiere!
June 6 to July 26
Fridays, Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
and Sundays @ 2:00 pm

The Road on Magnolia
(located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony)
10747 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

A careless act of infidelity sends the lives of two couples spiraling out of control. Flower Duet is a ferocious new comedy that spans 20 years of love, friendship, betrayal and heartbreak in the lives of two passionate singers whose relationships prove to be just as dramatic as the music they sing.

Director’s Note: Love is like a car accident: You never see it coming and have no idea exactly what hit you. It’s frightening, painful, disorienting, nauseating and every minute you are falling into it, you feel like you are going to die; but it is also the only time you truly feel alive. When the falling is over, the dust has settled, and you have an opportunity to look around, you have no idea how you got where you are, but you have been inexorably changed.

Tickets: https://roadtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0OG000000BpYXwMAN

MUNTED - ImageMUNTED by Victoria Abbott

July 3 to July 27
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
(no show July 4th)
Sundays @ 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

MUNTED is a verbatim documentary theatre response to the February 22nd 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and is derived entirely from interviews with Cantabrians, members of the media and other New Zealanders. Three performers bring to life 15 kiwis on stage. MUNTED shares stories of hope and loss, peppered with humour and surprising perspective on one of New Zealand’s “worst national tragedies”. Acclaimed by both critics and audiences MUNTED endeavours to breathe life into the people behind the event.

Review by an anonymous audience member in Wellington: “By using the words of earthquake survivors, the show manages to present an upbeat message. Yet the tragedy of what happened is neither avoided nor taken for granted. We in the audience are moved. We are moved by the simple embodiment of the actors showing us the experiences bemusement, exhilaration, trauma, loss – of those that were there”.

Directed by Katharine McGill



Special Engagement! (4) Performances Only:
FRIDAYS @ 11:00pm

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

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents Mia Morte’s dark, sexy and sinister burlesque side-show-spectacular, featuring Mia Morte, Rynie Das Wreckless, Vincent Wolf, Darin Malfi, Joey Dynomite, Zachariah and MaliciouSid…The Greatest Show Unearthed!

Reservations: (818) 202 – 4120
Tickets: $15
Website: www.ZombieJoes.com
Advance Tickets Now Available: www.ZombieJoes.Tix.com

Family Planning imageFAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks

July 12 – August 10
Thursdays and Fridays @ 8:00 pm
Saturdays @ 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
and Sundays @ 2:00 pm

The Colony Theatre
555 N. Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then your parents move in. Larry is a New Age Jewish Buddhist. Diane is a narcissistic Auntie Mame wannabe. They have been divorced since forever. When they lose their second spouses and most of their finances, both move in with their daughter and son-in-law. What could possibly go wrong? A captivating exploration of the comedy and the drama that ensue when relatives are packed into the same small space and actually forced to behave like a functional family. WORLD PREMIERE.


To purchase tickets call the box office at 818-558-7000

209ONE IN THE CHAMBER by Marja-Lewis Ryan

July 12th-August 17th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 7pm

The Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Ovation Award Nominated Playwright & HBO Audience Award Winning Screenwriter Marja-Lewis Ryan brings to life a dysfunctional family drama that explores the effects of gun violence in one American family.

Six years ago, a ten-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, we meet his whole family.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: https://www.plays411.net/newsite/boxoffice/cart.asp?show_id=3869&skin_show_id=&orgin=guest

BENDER by Erica Bennett

August 21 @ 8:00 pm
August 22 @ 8:00 pm
August 30 @ 2:00 pm
August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Chapman University
2014 OCcentric New Play Festival
Moulton Center Studio Theatre
300 E. Palm Ave., Orange, CA 92866

Aspiring singer/songwriter Ruby gets a golden ticket out of her small Alabama town, but will will the loves of her life and a tragic past hold her back? Directed by Travis Kendrick (Roxy Regional Theatre, Rising Sun Performance Company).

Visit website for ticket information and show times. Part of the New Play Festival. http://occentric.weebly.com/

New Eyes- Aug 3, 31 & Sept 21NEW EYES by Yafit Josephson

Sunday August 3, 7:00 pm
Sunday August 31, 7:00 pm
Sunday September 21, 7:00 pm

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


“Ebullient Solo Show! Josephson is a Winning Presence!”- LA TIMES
“An Accomplished Performance! Hilarious!”- LA WEEKLY
“The Show is Good for Israel!”- Jewish Journal
“Inspirational!”- Backstage

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 4 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 continually cast as a 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.

Performed by Yafit Josephson
Directed by Sammie Wayne
Produced by Eliad Josephson
Written by Yafit Josephson & Suzanne Bressler

Tickets: $30
Groups of 10+: $25
Reservations: www.neweyesplay.com / (310) 500-0680

Promo Video: http://youtu.be/gu06T4vHoAs
New Eyes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NewEyesPlay
Yafit on ABC NEWS: http://13wham.com/news/features/this-morning/stories/927-new-eyes-at-fringe-festival-798.shtml

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


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


lost-in-lvov-photoLOST IN LVOV by Sandy Simona

August 17 6:00 pm

Schkapf Theatre
6567 Santa Monica Boulevard

The special performance will also include a pre-show and post-show performed by Jacob & Julia from Paris Chansons, where the group will sing classic songs in Russian and Yiddish.

A biographical, multimedia storytelling experience, LOST IN LVOV opens a time capsule of memories, secrets and precious experiences of the Belman sisters, three sisters who immigrate to America from the U.S.S.R before and after Perestroika. Their memories left behind— implanted in pockets and shelves of their brains, burned into memories of photos they set on fire, and smuggled in their hearts their new homes, with Soviet trinkets and recipes they passed down to their grandchildren. Intimate winks and glimpses of their past lives wander as they reinvent themselves in America. The stories are interwoven with breaks of dance and music at any moment, when words can no longer express emotion and time stops.

Dashes of multi-language expression fuse Russian, Yiddish and English.

Created and Performed by Sandy Simona.
Producer: Wendy Thum
Co-Producer: Lena Bubenechik
Stage Manager: Gretchen Shoot
Music by: Argenta Walther, Yoon Lee & Kassandra Kochoshis

Tickets: $15 http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1863?tab=tickets

HebrewHillbilly imageTHE HEBREW HILLBILLY by Shelly Fisher

Thursday, August 28 at 8:00 pm

The Main Stage
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

What happens when a Russian Jewish immigrant lands at Ellis Island and heads South to Memphis, Tennessee ?The Hebrew Hillbilly is a solo musical play and celebration of diversity, dreams and determination written and performed by Memphis singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher.

Revelation,redemption and reinvention with 16 soulful original Memphis inspired pop, blues and rock n’roll songs !!!! You don’t want to miss Shelley’s up close and personal encounter with the King himself, Elvis!
Fasten your seatbelt and get on board this fast paced and powerful , hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking journey that will keep your feet tapping and your hands clapping for more!!!!!!!
Written and performed by Shelley Fisher & renown hit maker Kenny Hirsch


http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 310-394-9779 x1


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