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GunShowsqTHE GUN SHOW by EM Lewis

1/17 at 5:00 pm
1/20 at 7:30 pm
1/24 at 5:00 pm

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.

Directed by Darin Anthony
Starring Chuma Gault
Produced by Cece Tio
Stage Managed by Chad Lewis
Set and Lighting Design by Aaron Francis
Costume Design by Cece Tio
Graphic Design by Juan Luis Garcia
Press Agent Cece Tio

http://movingarts.org/the-gun-show/ #TheGunShowLA @MovingArts
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/928479260513532/
TICKETS: General: $20 online; $24 at the door
Students with ID: $16 online, $20 at the door


1/16, 1/17, 1/18,
1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25

Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(Orange County)

Stephanie Hutchinson’s newest 10-minute play, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, is one of seven finalists in Camino Real Playhouse’s Showoff! International Playwriting Festival and will have seven performances in January. The audience vote determines the winners of cash prizes. Storyline: An American Protestant woman sits in the confessional of a Catholic church in London. Why is she there? And what is she confessing? Drama.

The Gala on the 17th includes dinner.

Stephanie is attending the Jan. 16th, 17th and 25th shows and would love to see some LAFPI ladies there! (And please don’t forget to vote:)

The beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano is very close to the theatre, and the train goes right into downtown San Juan Capistrano. Several local restaurants are offering discounts for ticket holders.

Free parking.

Preview 1/16 $19
Gala plus Dinner 1/17 $35
All other shows $25
available at
tickets: http://www.caminorealplayhouse.org/showoff.html
Box Office (949) 489-8082


SUPERNATURAL LA January 2015 email flyer.001-0SUPERNATURAL: The Play by Candace Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers

EXTENDED! Running since July 13!
NEW SHOWS — January 11, 18, and 25 at 6:00 pm

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Ample Street Parking

“This is a show that is as fun as it is informative, and in a sense, heart rending. The stories fittingly transcend race, and can be enjoyed by people of all hues.”

“The play provides a remarkably balanced portrayal of the progress black women have made in redefining social standards of beauty…some of the most inspiring stories!”


“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


Running time: 85 minutes.

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.
(323) 960-7738


SKB_400x640_FinalSERIAL KILLER BARBIE by Colette Freedman and Nickella Moschetti

EXTENDED! 1/9/15 to 1/31/15
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm

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


CCFFB_wTextSon of Semele Company Creation Festival featuring FOUR FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS

The Life of the Night by The Others
Denim by MaiM
Moon River by No Hay Banda
the Little Prince by The Half Shadow Players

January 7 to February 1
Wed-Sat @ 8pm and Sun @ 5pm

Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

CCF is a festival of new works generated by ensembles using unconventional means. Four productions are presented in repertory over eight weeks, through January and February. Projects are selected through a review of submitted applications. Each selected production receives 10 performances, a small honorarium to offset production costs and staff support.

This year, each of the four companies is female driven. Although they were not selected for this reason, we’re proud to not only give a platform to rising companies, but to also be supporting the amazing female artists that are leading these companies.

$20 general ($18 online)
$18 student/senior/union with valid ID ($16 online)

Free street in the surrounding neighborhood.

REVIVAL-logoREVIVAL by Carla Neuss

January 18 — February 7
Sunday 1/18 at 8pm;
Saturdays 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 at 3pm & 8pm

Acting Artists Theatre
7313 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

A world premiere play presented by Lucid Dramatics. Written and directed by Carla Neuss. A PRIEST, AN ESCORT, AND A STORY TELLER WALK INTO A BAR — Crispin’s bar hosts a panoply of characters—burnt-out pastor, Fred; the master storyteller and cocktail connoisseur, Tyler; and Jo, a jaded college student-turned-escort. While Crispin helps these patrons escape the mundane aspects of their lives through transformative drinks, he is secretly searching for a long-lost liqueur that he hopes will bring about his own transformation.



General seating admission is $25.
Street parking available.
www.luciddramatics.com or (949) 616-9726

Truth200A WOMAN CALLED TRUTH by Sandra Fenichel Asher

Jan. 24 – March 1;
Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 8pm;
Sun @ 3pm

The Complex Ruby Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

In honor of Black History Month, Sojourner Truth’s story is recreated for the stage in a powerful, musically infused, award-winning play that combines her actual words with slave songs and spirituals of the period. A remarkable figure in history, the wit, courage and wisdom of a woman proves still timely and relevant today as she was over 200 years ago.

Tickets: $17-$22

WasherDryer_loresWASHER/DRYER by Nandita Shenoy

Feb. 12 – March 15
Wednesdays – Saturdays 8PM Sundays 2PM

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

Description: Why is Sonya so hesitant to introduce her new husband Michael to the people in her building? Why does the doorman keep calling her about a package in the lobby? Tempers and misunderstanding flare and mayhem ensues as the arrival of Michael’s mother, some nosey neighbors, and Sonya’s best friend Sam force Michael and Sonya to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all is fair in love and real estate in the world premiere of this new farce.

Directed by Peter J. Kuo
Set design by Arturo Betanzos
Costume Design by Sara Ryung Clement
Lighting Design by Rebecca Bonebrake
Sound Design by Howard Ho
Prop Master by Sasha Monge
Stage Manager: Michelle L. Martina

Featuring Ewan Chung, Karen Huie, Rachna Khatau, Nancy Stone, and Corey Wright

Parking is available across the street from the David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Judge John Aiso Underground Parking Garage, located at 101 N Judge John Aiso Street.

Price: $33-38, senior and student discounts available
Buy tickets directly at https://eastwestplayers.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0Uo0000000eNbjEAE




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