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Bulrusher200sq_StcLdte4BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis

directed by Nataki Garrett


8/22 to 10/5
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

Skylight Theatre Company
1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(Los Feliz neighborhood, just south of Franklin, entrance is next to Skylight Bookstore)

In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Found floating in a basket on the river as an infant, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the strange: the taciturn schoolteacher who adopted her, the madam who runs her brothel with a fierce discipline, the logger with a zest for horses and women, and the guitar-slinging boy who is after Bulrusher’s heart. Just when she thought her world might close in on her, she discovers an entirely new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama comes to town. Passionate, lyrical, and chock full of down-home humor, this play is an unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO late seating.

The box office will be open 30 minutes prior to performance for in-person ticket purchase. If you have questions, please call Skylight Theatre Company at (213) 761-7061. For group sales please contact Skylight Theatre Company’s Box office at (818) 900-2193.



launchpad EST plays imageLAUNCHPAD 2014 by the Playwrights Unit of Ensemble Studio Theatre L.A.


EST-LA  Playwrights Unit presents its inaugural staged-reading festival

9/25 to 10/5
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm

The Speakeasy at Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave.
L.A. 90039

The plays:

Thursday, September 25:

Friday, September 26:
WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan

Saturday, September 27:
THE UNDERTOW by Mary Portser

Sunday, September 28:
THE STIFF by Kathryn Graf

THE BIG HILL by Jim MacDonald
THE FANTASY SHOWER by Fielding Edlow

Thursday, October 2:
LAND OF THE FREE by Tony Pasqualini

Friday, October 3:
TWISTED by Chris DiGiovanni

Saturday, October 4:
DARFUR by Stephen Burleigh

Sunday, October 5:
INTERROGATION by Deborah Pearl
NESSUN DORMA by Keith Szarabajka
HORSE LATITUDES by Elizabeth Logun

Suggested donation is $20; or pay what you can. All proceeds go to Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA. Seating is limited. To reserve, e-mail us at launchpadreservations@gmail.com.



Artists-at-Play-presents-99-HISTORIES-photo-by-M-Palma-Photography-499 HISTORIES by Julia Cho

9/13 to 10/5
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Directed by Leslie Ishii

Eunice, a Korean American former cello prodigy, comes home pregnant and unmarried, and tries to mend her relationship with her mother. Haunted by violent memories and previous battles with mental illness, Eunice must confront her ghosts before she can move forward. 99 Histories is a powerful story about the bonds between mothers and daughters. In this riveting and poignant drama of memory, legacy and home, what is remembered might be made up and the only homelands that seem to exist are imaginary.

Featuring Brendan Bradley, Julia Cho, David Huynh, Jolene Kim, Sharon Omi, Janice Pak, and understudies Kimiko Ann, Desiree Mee Jung, Junot Lee, Jane Lui, Matthew Mancuso, Diana Tanaka

October 3: The role of “Paul” will be performed by Junot Lee
October 4: The role of “Eunice” will be performed by Desiree Mee Jung
October 5: The role of “Girl, Young Sah-Jin” will be performed by Kimiko Ann

Set Design by Art Betanzos
Costume Design by Rachel Stivers
Lighting Design by Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz
Sound Design by Steve Garbade
Property Master Sasha Monge

Tickets $18-$25
Twitter @AAPlay
TICKETS:  http://bit.ly/AAP99H

WOMENWOMEN by Chiara Atik

Directed by Stephanie Ward

Preview Performances 8/28, 8/29
and 9/4 at 8:00 pm

9/5 to 10/25
Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays at 8:00 pm

6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90038

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn present the return of WOMEN. After a sold-out run in New York City and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is returning to Los Angeles for an extended run at Theater Asylum with a brand new LA-based cast, running August 28th through October 25th. Official opening is Friday September 5, with a reception to follow.

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice, of a generation. This fast paced comedy is a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book, Little Women, and HBO’s critically acclaimed TV show “Girls”, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55 minute comedy masterpiece.
WOMEN originated as a full length piece in New York City at the Kraine Theater in January-Feb of 2014 after it garnered attention at #serials, a late night episodic competition at the Flea Theater. It then transferred to The People’s Improv Theater, where it was extended. In June WOMEN came to the Hollywood Fringe Festival and took home Top of the Fringe, Best Comedy, the BLIFF Award (The Bitter Lemons Irreverent Fringe Femmes) and The THIRTY90NE Golden Elephant Awards for Golden Production.

New York Times Critics Pick. New York Magazine’s approval matrix pegged it as “High Brow and Brilliant,” and Gothamist calls it “Hysterical.”

Come see what all the buzz is about!
Learn More at http://bit.ly/WomenShow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womentheshow
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/bethdies
#BethDies #LAThtr

Schachner imageSCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER by Abby Schacnher

9/12 to 10/24
Fridays at 8:00 pm
55 minute show

Theatre Asylum (Asylum Lab)
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
(one block west of Santa Monica Blvd and Vine, enter on Lillian)

Co-direction and Technical Design by J Warner

Abby Schachner, creator of nine solo shows covering topics ranging from fear to eating disorders to abortions, Abby is back (smack!) with Schachner Vs. Schachner— a show where she gets ‘in the ring’ with herself, her past, and her parents newspaper-worthy divorce—which includes a hitman, an undercover cop, and a story that’s as juicy as a Dateline episode.

Set in a boxing ring, Abby pummels her past and picks her own brains apart all in search for the ‘Truth’. Will Abby end up like Jon Voight in The Champ, or will she rise up like Rocky and move on from her past?

Nominated for BEST SOLO SHOW Fringe Freak Award,
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Spirit of the Fringe Award and PICK OF THE FRINGE! by Combined Artform for Schachner Vs. Schachner!
Winner of ‘Best Solo Comedy’ at the San Francisco Fringe
for both ‘The Anything Show’ and ‘Shadow Kissers’, Come see a solo artist who means business!

And come see why Schachner Vs. Schachner was consistently the #1 audience reviewed show at this year’s Hollywood Fringe.

“Tragic” “Hilarious” “Heartbreaking”

Feel the love…

TICKETS ONLY $10 — bring a friend, only $15

Schachner Vs. Schachner (facebook), Abby Schachner (facebook) @abbyschach

300x200_LHF_AdLOW HANGING FRUIT, by Robin Bradford

9/20 to 10/26
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Zephyr On Melrose
Hollywood Area
7456 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Directed by Lee Sankowich

In Robin Bradford’s new play, “Low-Hanging Fruit,” four homeless women live on the mean streets of LA’s Skid Row. All are combat veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan, and trust each other because of shared experiences in the military. None of them are equipped to handle what awaits them away from the security of the service and the quasi-security of the private encampment they’ve nicknamed “The Taj Mahal.” When one of the women befriends a young runaway, she breaks the group’s most basic rule: no one allowed in camp but ex-military


Little-Man-Web-PicLITTLE MAN by Bekah Brunstetter

10/17 to 10/26
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

McCadden Place Theater
1157 N McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Produced by Eddie Vona with the Los Angeles New Court Theatre, Directed by Kyle Hester.

Howie (known to high school bullies as “Little Man”) has spent the last decade trying to forget the traumas of high school. But when an invitation to his ten year reunion arrives, he hops on a plane home to discover just what happened to the jocks, the prom queens and the social outcasts—and whether anyone cares that he’s a millionaire now. As the alcohol flows and the music blares, these old classmates will struggle to prove to one another that they are so much more than they seemed to be in high school.

Starring Josie Adams, Brandon Bales, Marianna Caldwell, Jordan Mann, David Silavin and Eddie Vona.

Lighting: Johnny Yoder. Costumes: Scarlet Moreno. Set Design: Joe C. Klug.

$20 General Admission, $15 if purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets
@LANCTheatre #littlemanLA
Get tickets here: http://littlemanla.bpt.me/

4000Miles_4c4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

9/26 to 11/8
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:30 pm
Dark on Friday, October 31 (Halloween)

Special closing day matinee on Saturday, November 8 at 2:30 pm

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

Ample free parking behind theatre.

4000 MILES – After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks refuge with his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world. Author Amy Herzog was nominated for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for 4000 MILES and Time Magazine called it “the best play of the year.” LA Premiere Production.

Directed by Christian Lebano. Produced by Estelle Campbell and Christian Lebano for Sierra Madre Playhouse.

ADMISSION: $25. Seniors (65+), $22. Youth (16-22), $15. Not recommended for children under 16 because of adult themes and situations.


(626) 355-4318. TICKETS:  www.sierramadreplayhouse.org

better imageBETTER by Jessica Goldberg

Previews: 10/3
10/4 to 11/9
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm

The Echo Theater
3269 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

WORLD PREMIERE of Jessica Goldberg’s new play!

Annie leaves her husband behind in New York City and returns to her small town childhood home to escape marital discord and visit her father who is dying of cancer. As she reconnects with her family and old friends, secrets are revealed, wine is drunk, songs are sung, relationships rekindle and ultimately, family prevails.

Jessica Goldberg’s BETTER is a wonderfully funny, beautifully poignant and wildly affirming examination of loss and love in our complex, perplexing time.


TICKETS: https://echotheater.tixato.com/buy/

Stop_Kiss_EblastSTOP KISS by Diana Son

11/4 10 11/30

11/4 to 11/8
Tuesdays to Fridays 8:00 pm
Saturdays 4:00 and 8:00 pm

11/11 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

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


SERIAL 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
Area Map

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



she's history imageSHE’S HISTORY! by Amy Simon

Sunday October 19th at 3:00 pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Playwright 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’ S HISTORY! is a play about women who make and made history. Why do we know more about Kim Kardashian than Abigail Adams? Going back and forth from the past to the present, our 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. Produced by Amy Simon, this full cast staged reading is based on her solo play. Co-sponsored by the W. Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board with Technical direction by Matt Richter. The thirty roles are played by Rozie Bacchi, Jane Brucker, Keena Ferguson, Susan Peahl, Clara Rodriguez and Amy Simon with Mary MacVean reading stage directions. $20 w/discounts, free parking.

(310) 308-0947



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