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The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's biggest night at the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, honoring Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley. The evening will feature red carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, silent auction, and the West Coast's exclusive live feed of the 2017 Tony Awards broadcast from New York City.
Betty Buckley will be honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Previous honorees have included Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Jerry Herman, Rita Moreno, Lauren Bacall, Jason Alexander, Florence Henderson and James Earl Jones.
The ABCs explores fantasy and the imagination in the lives of teenage girls. Navigating the realm between childhood and adulthood, teenage girls are forced to give up the trappings of the young, such as imaginary friends. They are thrust into a new, technologically unimaginable adult world filled with fantastical idols like the Kardashians.
How can we ask teenagers to give up one fantasy for another? What happens when fantasy, imagination, and social media blend? How do teenagers navigate the world today when their "stories" can only be 10 seconds long and will literally disappear on apps like Snapchat? The ABCs follows one girl, Dakota, on her quest for achievable perfection and fantasy fulfilled in a world that tells her this is possible.
This uplifting story is about humanity and the dignity of life. When a 14-year-old boy goes missing, his disappearance is illuminated by memories of his brilliant spirit.
Actually is the story of Amber and Tom, who, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy — and if unspoken, can it be called consent? Playwright Anna Ziegler investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.
Angel City Chorale, the esteemed Los Angeles choir led by founder and artistic director Sue Fink, presents Interactive, an imaginative and multidimensional concert during the first weekend in June. An engaging, one-of-a-kind event that rebels against the traditions of choral performance, Interactive fuses choir and cyberspace to break down the barriers between performers and audience and honor the notion of connectivity in our modern world.
Belgrade, 1914. Three strangers, poor, alone, and adrift, each receive a death sentence in the form of a tuberculosis diagnosis. But being young men with nothing to lose makes them the perfect recruits for The Black Hand — a secret organization looking to strike a blow in the name of Serbian nationalism. Set against the backdrop of the 20th century beginning to discover its identity — and with playwright Rajiv Joseph's signature dark humor — Archduke draws parallels to our own troubling times and asks: How (and when) does a century define itself?
Archduke is a new play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph, one of the most exciting playwrights of our time. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Guards at the Taj) returns to the Taper with this world premiere that poetically traces a group of young men along their unlikely path to terrorism at the onset of World War One.
Rudie and DeCarlo mold the magic, romance, humor, and grandeur of this timeless tale into a production that touches the heart — and almost the fingertips — of audience members. The show is replete with ditzy sisters, a befuddled sire, a spellbinding sorceress, and a flamboyantly foppish suitor, who all inadvertently or intentionally strew more than a few thorns along Beauty and her Beast's path. Yet loves wins out, allowing all to find their happily-ever-afters and proving that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With a glass of complimentary rosé to toast to finding your true love — or creating the love you need — this Beauty and the Beast is the perfect late-night date-night musical.
Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Rose is an updated version of the classic tale in the style of a traditional British family pantomime. The show features family-friendly magic with a comedic twist, dancing (with So You Think You Can Dance alums), contemporary music, and more.
Three American men work as Checkers for a mysterious multinational company in a distant land. Merkin is the power-obsessed boss, Hanrahan the tortured middle manager, and Dobbitt, the disturbingly eager newcomer. Away from their families and isolated from the other workers on the industrial compound, they are completely dependent on each other. However, their need to compete is as strong as their need to connect, and they guard their territory with baroque, subterranean strategies. The play is about loneliness and the deep existential pettiness of men attempting to work together.
It's the night of the Oscars, and a working actor-turned-Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change — he just doesn't know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering, and his partner is nowhere to be found. Obie-winning playwright and master satirist Paul Rudnick blends deep humanity with hilarity in this play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out.
Show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the "black version" of that film complete with its improvised soundtrack, dance numbers, DVD extras, audition reels & more.
The Black Version is a completely improvised show that started at The Groundlings Theatre in LA in 2010 to sold out crowds and great reviews. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!
Join the second annual Center Theatre Group Block Party and discover exceptional new theater from the past year that you may not even know you missed.
Every night, performers take the stage at over 250 theaters across Los Angeles. The abundance of talent and innovative work being produced is a theater lover's dream. To celebrate all that L.A.'s intimate theater scene has to offer, CTG is once again presenting encore productions from three outstanding companies — showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
The plays selected for the inaugural Block Party were Coeurage Theatre Company's production of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins, the Echo Theater Company's production of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel, and the Fountain Theatre's production of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine and adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs.
The soul of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night, the scorching Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical. The 26 hot and torchy numbers — by icons Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, and more — tell of the sweet, sexy, and sorrowful experiences that three women have with a lying, cheating, snake of a man who represents all the men who do them wrong. The Wallis is honored to have Los Angeles theater luminary Sheldon Epps return to his breakout hit. Staged in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater, Blues in the Night will leave audiences energized, inspired, and ready to wail.
Former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics, including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time — "I Will Always Love You."
Based on Lawrence Kasdan's Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London's West End, where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, and won Best New Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards.
The moving new musical by Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. It won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It also received five Tony nominations, including one for best musical.
Inspired by an actual event, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just back from World War Two, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past — and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerful performances. An uplifting theatrical experience that holds the audience tight in its grasp, Bright Star is daringly hopeful.
Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including South Pacific, The Producers, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical and Les Misérables have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood.
In Broke as a Joke, Danny Lobell, who has been on This American Life, talks about his lifelong struggle with money and all the hilarity it has produced. He has done everything to make money, from working alongside a geriatric hawking Jackie Mason's merchandise to breeding hairless designer cats and buying a chicken a rooster with his gangster neighbor to sell their eggs to hipsters. None of these harebrained schemes has been successful, but Lobell has had many laughs along the way.
Debra Jo Rupp (That '70s Show) stars as Della, a baker who makes cakes, not judgment calls — those she leaves to her husband (Joe Hart, recently seen on Broadway in Bonnie and Clyde). But when Jen, the girl Della helped raise (Shannon Lucio of American Horror Story), comes back home to North Carolina to get married and the fiancé turns out to be another fiancée (A Noise Within resident artist Carolyn Ratteray), Della's life gets turned upside down. She can't really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
Chemo Barbie is an inspiring story told with painful honesty, comedic charm, and tear-jerking dignity that takes viewers into the mind of a cancer patient from diagnosis to treatment. Artist Heather Keller shows what a patient goes through from doctor meetings to testing to treatments to people's reactions. Chemo Barbie shows the strength and support that develops with some friends and family while others shy away or leave altogether. Crafted from Keller's handwritten journals, videos, texts, e-mails, storytelling, and an online chronicle of her experience, Chemo Barbie is a show spoken and performed from the heart that tells the gritty, funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting journey of a young woman conquering cancer while living life as normally as possible.
A Noise Within's delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns. Families love the inspirational story of Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge — the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season.
Producing artistic directors Geoff Elliott (who adapted the play directly from the Charles Dickens' novella) and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott codirect this masterpiece about the redemptive and transformative power of love. In this production, Dickens' poignant tale is matched by evocative original music by composer Ego Plum.
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by honoring servicemen and women as CAC Studios joins Clifton's for a full-scale USO bash! Punch up your dance card while dancing with the stars, and fill up on food and drinks with your ration card while you enjoy the show. Flash back to an era gone by when the Andrew Sisters and other stars of the 1940s entertain the troops with standards that you know and love, all played by a jazz band.
Note: Free admission for active military and veterans, as well as for their significant others.
What starts as a casual fling between two unsuspecting grifters turns into a savage power struggle as four strangers are frantically drawn to each other. Closer exposes us in all of our naked neediness as the players throw down the gauntlet in a sensual game of human chess.
Hilarity knows no hours! The Completely Different Late Show is an all-star extravaganza featuring Main Company Groundlings. The show is different every week, and it features the perfect blend of various sketch & improvisation styles all in one night!
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can change the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne's Olivier and Drama League-nominated hit is a charming, devastating, and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. A play that balances on the question of "what if," Constellations is, at its core, a poignant picture of "what is."
A touching solo show from accomplished artist Sonia Jackson that focuses on women's relationships to various aspects of their breasts or the breasts of others. It is a series of relatable stories that connects with topics such as the names women have heard breasts called, getting breasts, bras, cancer, cleavage and more. The stories vary from hilarious to heartbreaking, embarrassing to moving, but all are…'bout the girls.
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together every Thursday night in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song. Each week features a new surprise guest.
16 and over only. Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone who appears younger than 16 years of age with no ticket refund or exchange.
Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Warm-hearted, irreverent, funny and touching, Beth Henley's first play examines the plight of three Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions as each is forced to come to terms with her "crimes of the heart." Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Audience advisory: This production features moments of loud music, bright lighting, and strobe effects. Please also be aware that the show contains some adult language and themes.
Upon arrival you'll be greeted by Dan Chan's award winning close up magic. You'll enjoy a Chinese banquet meal followed by an unforgettable magic act by Dan and his team of performers.
A psychological comedic drama that uses laughter, warmth, and raw emotion to explore Jacobs' struggle with depression and anxiety as he deals with his mother, his coworkers and the bumpy landscape of his own mind and a destiny that seems just out of reach. A first-time Fringer, the poorly adjusted Jacobs delves into his struggle for personal growth and invites the audience to join him at pivotal moments in his bedroom, his life coach's office, Paris and through the head-sucking vortex of Facebook where he discovers humor blossoming in misery.
When seven strangers — CEO Woman, Business Man, Office Temp, Hot Girl, Musician, Maintenance Man, and Goth Girl — get stuck in an elevator, it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out. When forced together and given nothing but four walls and each other, these stereotypes prove to be anything but typical. The strangers' preconceived notions and judgments are challenged at every turn as, one by one, they remove their masks and reveal their truths.
Laced with musical sequences and cinematic elements, Elevator is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche that asks a fundamental question: Who are people behind closed doors?
An 11:11 Experience's production of Elevator, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Michael Leoni, has been playing to sold-out crowds with lines wrapping around the Coast Playhouse nightly. As a matter of fact, the show's run has just been extended!
Elliot Ortiz is a young soldier, like his pop was before him, like his abuelo before that. But despite the things they share — their love of music, their love of one another, and their experiences of war — they can't communicate, even when they desperately need to. This powerful portrait of a Puerto Rican military family by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) is a breathtaking symphony of music, memories, and the things that mark our bodies…and our souls.
Emmitt and Ava is a contemporary tale of love and loss. Two families, previously unacquainted with each other, suddenly find themselves forced to communicate on the most intimate terms. This play is as dynamic as it is relevant.
Stand-up comic, writer, actor, and model Ellyn Daniels makes her debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival this June with her new show Emotional Terrorism. This one-woman stand-up show takes the audience on an intoxicating journey from Orlando to Togo, ballet to bulimia, the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions and sitting on the precipice of suicide, to finding salvation through stand-up comedy. Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her unapologetic, soul-bearing tale of one girl's journey from humiliation to liberation.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a pivotal point of this nation's history, but it is a story that is always told from Lincoln's point of view. John Wilkes Booth was a great actor, but his father and brother were even greater. And his jealousy and his love for the South and slavery lead him to commit the heinous crime for which he is known. An Evening With John Wilkes Booth is a one-man play that lets us know who John Wilkes was and why he did what he did. Along the way, there is Shakespeare, sex, drama, and the entire acting out of the assassination itself. Sic Semper Tyrannus.
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. Inspired by the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh ("the book of kings"), this action-packed tale follows star-crossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Hamid Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered by Larry Reed as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a "live animation" on a cinema-size screen.
Note: This show is suitable for ages five and up.
Audiences help Cinderella, Snow White, Little Bo Peep, and even Mother Goose confront the magic and mystery of modern living as they try to find Belle, save the fairy-tale world, and prove that you're never too old to believe in imagination and happily-ever-afters. Finding Belle a musical for kids two to 102 that offers a whole new perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness.
Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall are immortalized as having one of the most romantic marriages of the 20th century. The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces the young couple as they navigate the pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Following the artistic heights of Brief Encounter and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, the Kneehigh theater company and director Emma Rice return to the Wallis with a production that combines the visuals of Chagall's paintings with the music and dance of the Russian Jewish tradition.
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. Enter Fun Home. The show received raves from critics and audiences alike, won five 2015 Tony Awards — including Best Musical — and made history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. This exploration makes for a refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Open Fist Theatre Company presents Murray Mednick's entire Gary Plays series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, The Gary Plays chronicle the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean, Mednick's everyman antihero. Audience members can choose to follow Gary's journey over the course of three evenings or view all six plays on a single Sunday.
Seven-year-old orphan Pip's encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever. Some of Charles Dickens' most memorable characters are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful one-man adaptation of the classic tale.
Note: This show is suitable for ages 10 and up.
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
An astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith from MacArthur "Genius Award"-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), featuring Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah (Rashad) must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges in this poetic and piercing new play.
A classic tale goes rogue in Vesturport's bold new twist on the world's most infamous outlaw. Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In writer David Farr (The Night Manager) and acclaimed directors Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir's reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. When wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.
Note: This show is suitable for ages 10 and up.
Amid the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a man much older than she is, and plants a kiss on his neck. This encounter thrusts the two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection. This production of Tony Award winner Simon Stephens' new play stars Denis Arndt and Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw directs.
The dogs of war are unleashed, and a charismatic warrior king emerges in Shakespeare's breathtaking depiction of the Battle of Agincourt. But the events before and after the decisive victory temper the fervor of nationalism — and paint a nuanced portrait of the introspective Henry, who learns that the attributes that make an inspirational leader often come into conflict with those that make a good man.
Henry V, the history play by William Shakespeare written around 1599, tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; and Henry IV, Part 2. Audiences may know the title character from Shakespeare's earlier Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad called "Prince Harry" or "Hal."
A multimedia extravaganza that features voiceovers, musical parodies, audience interaction and at least one dance fueled by clouds of "cocaine." It's a unique survival story that confronts a subject that's relatable to anyone who is, has been, or might be sexually active…but plays out in a loud, energetic cavalcade of sex, self-discovery and inspiration. Think The Vagina Monologue meets Point Break Live. Though somewhat raunchy and, at times, "raw as hell," it respects the boundaries of good taste while helping to educate as well as remove some of the stigma that goes along with this particular disease. In the end, this festive and bold solo show preaches self-love and responsibility and respect to yourself and others. According to Pascual, "I make herpes fun."
Hershey Felder, a Steinway artist, returns to the Wallis, bringing Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the maestro's side. Featuring some of the composer's most famous works, including the "Moonlight" Sonata, the "Pathétique" Sonata, and selections from his fifth and ninth symphonies, Beethoven is a journey through time that will bring audiences closer to the essence of a genius.
As Tolstoy said, "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In The House in Scarsdale, playwright Dan O'Brien traces the roots of his family's particular unhappiness to learn why his parents and siblings cut him off years ago. The more Dan learns about his family, the more mysterious the circumstances surrounding their estrangement become...until his world is shaken when rumors surface that his real father might be another member of the family. Ultimately, Dan must decide whether his pathological pursuit of the truth is worth the risk or whether he should follow the advice of a psychic and make his life a never-finished work of art.
Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle prewar duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for best play.
Barbara Minkus stars in a dynamite musical helmed by renowned director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett. I'm Not Famous: A Musical Journey With Barbara Minkus is a funny, poignant, and powerful evening of theater. Film, television, and Broadway star Minkus shares private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights. She may not be "famous," but she is certainly one of the most widely adored artists in the business. She toured as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, sang the part of Lucy in the recording of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, starred on Broadway in The Education of Hyman Kaplan, and was a regular on the television shows Love, American Style and Curiosity Shop. Most recently, she played off-Broadway and Los Angeles in Don't Leave It All to Your Children.
Improv Olympic West, the Los Angeles arm of the world-famous ImprovOlympic in Chicago, presents the best improvisation west of the Windy City. There are shows every night. It's always something new, fresh...and funny!
Only persons 21 and older will be admitted into Improv Olympic shows.
A smart bomb destroys a village. A middle name sends up a red flag at the airport. A teacher goes postal. A husband and wife come clean. Dancing the eternal dance of lies and truths, hiding behind walls of our own making, battling the ever-present prejudice that threatens to drown our sensuality, our search for intimacy, and our very souls — how do we find our place, our position, our passion in a maze as vast as Los Angeles or as intricate as the highways and byways of our own inner being? In Search of Intimacy: Make Love, Not Walls is a provocative theater event that fuses poetry, prose, movement, and video imagery, taking audiences on a sometimes tantalizing, sometimes titillating, often terrifying look at the human search for fulfillment and the desperate desire for completion that hovers always at the edge of awareness.
This coming-of-age story follows Lu and Lynn, two women who find themselves alone in a bar with seemingly only a bottle of scotch in common. As they search to understand their relationship to time and space, they realize their connection to each other is more than coincidence. Written by Siena Marilyn Ledger, Inosculation is a dark comedy that explores a complicated cyclical female relationship.
He said. She said. Truth. In a culture where student athletes become celebrities, everybody has an incentive to bury the truth…except the victim. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award for excellence and innovation in new writing, a Broadway Baby Bobby Award for exceptional work at the Fringe, and on the final short list for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for outstanding work addressing human rights issues, The Interference comes to Rogue Machine for a limited run.
World-renowned magician Ivan Amodei stars in his critically acclaimed Intimate Illusions show at the famed Beverly Wilshire at the most glamourous address in the world Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd.
A celebrity favorite, Ivan has entertained in luxury venues throughout the world. Expert sleight of hand, original and mind bending illusions all while accompanied by a concert cellist that scores the show with great classics. BroadwayWorld calls his hit show "Spectacular' " and the L.A. Times named it a "Top Pick."
Here's what you will experience:
• Witness Ivan Amodei recreate the famous story of William Tell with a surgically sharp darts and a unsuspecting volunteer from the audience • Ivan will disclose Houdini's biggest kept secret • Watch him unleash the power of the mind of a mega-savant
• A World Class magic show for only 60 guests • Set at the famed Beverly Wilshire in Ivan's private luxury suite • Décor styled after a Ralph Lauren Madison Ave Apartment • A concert cellist accompanying Ivan like the score to a great movie • Hear the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Mission Impossible, James Bond, The Pink Panther and other famous classics played live
Don't miss Ivan's witty humor and interactive style that leaves audiences wanting more!
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was hailed as an icon of style, grace, and strength, famous for her allure and piercing sensuality. Much has been written and said about the woman who was arguably America's most popular first lady — though one detail is usually omitted: She was human. From the creative team of Wiesenthal, award-winning playwright Tom Dugan's newest one-woman drama explores the life of America's most private public figure.
Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical!
Jersey Boys is the Broadway musical based on the life of Frankie Valli and the other members of the Four Seasons: Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. The show tells the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30 years old. Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," among others.
Tracy is in her prison cell telling her roommate Angel her life story of how she endured abuse as child from her mom and her moms boyfriend and the mistakes she made that guided her down a path of destruction that lead to a life sentence. Tracy lived in shelters with her abusive mom Mildred until she was 7 years old. Mildred meets an older man named James at a bar and moves in with him after dating for one month. James keeps Mildred intoxicated and torments Tracy physically until she reaches puberty. Tracy meets a guy named Tayvon at age 17 and becomes pregnant with his child. She doesn't want the baby, but he convinces her to keep it. They have a daughter named Treasure, but their relationship deteriorates leaving Tracy to raise a kid she didn't want. Tracy takes her frustration out on Treasure punishing her severely causing her untimely death which lands Tracy in prison.
For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee's father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national, and familial borders that explores what it truly means to be a Yee.
Damascus, Syria, in 2014. Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. What starts out as a Syrian melodrama quickly takes an unexpected turn. Intersecting with the personal, political, and theatrical, Kiss breaks open cultural barriers, challenging audience members to confront the limits of their own understanding and exposing the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally urgent new play by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón.
Cindy and Joe work at Sunshine Donutz, just another of the many doughnut shops in Los Angeles, serving everyone from the ragged homeless to celebrities. The appearance of an unexpected customer seems to push everyone in new directions while a long expected rainstorm seems to be building up outside.
A tale of exploding colonial tensions and lost fathers, Les Blancs reveals the impossible moral choices faced by individuals who must reconcile personal happiness with idealism. Lorraine Hansberry considered this her most important play.
Ted L. Nancy is a customer in need of service. He writes to the city of Huntington Beach requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites Czechoslovakian President Václav Havel to become Treasurer of Ted's Vacuum Club, asks Nordstrom about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondence to the Geffen stage for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious.
Five years after an embarrassing wedding and a betrayal of trust, Simone decides whether her relationship with her ex-fiancé can be restored or whether she should pursue a new love who arrives at her home and in her heart.
Love in the Time of Taksim is about a jaded idealist on a quest to get a ring and sound the alarm about Earth's destruction who tumbles into a budding civil war, loses her man, and finds another.
Unable to bear the death of her soulmate Sophie, Gabriella will do anything not to feel the pain from the loss of…her cat. Seven days later, Gabriella seeks the soothing comfort of Craigslist and contacts a fellow named Josh hoping he can fill the void…
Lovesick: The Misadventures of a Love Crazed Maniac is a one-woman comedy, a zany and racy romp that juxtaposes sadness and madness to comedic effect, tracing the broken-hearted heroine's descent into near insanity and back with candor, vulnerability and humor.
Written and performed by stand-up comic Gabriella DeMarco and directed by acclaimed solo show artist Jessica Lynn Johnson, it is a chronicling of a journey through grief, trauma, longing, obsession, shame and all the shocking things one will do in the pursuit of love. Lovesick is rated "Rx." R…with a little bit of X, and promises to be a prescription for those who have experienced the pain of love.
Wanna make six million dollars the easy way? (Okay, maybe not so easy.) The Tony Award-winning writing team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime) has created a hilarious musical murder mystery farce that mixes diamonds, mistaken identities, and a body in a wheelchair (oh, and puppies!).
In this scathingly funny look at a family in crisis, the Lyons family is falling apart just when it needs to pull together. Rita Lyons, in a heroic effort to keep the family united while her husband, Ben, is dying of cancer, has called their grown children together to say goodbye around his hospital bed. In the ensuing maelstrom of kvetching, guilt-giving, and recriminations, they discover that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, the Lyons are unexpectedly propelled into foreign territory — human connection.
The Madwoman of Chaillot is a two-act play, a poetic satire by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux. It was written in 1943 and first performed in 1945, after his death. The story concerns an eccentric woman (Countess Aurelia), her coterie of eccentric friends who live in Paris, and her struggles against the straitlaced authority figures who want to drill oil wells and destroy the City of Light, the center of culture. Stephanie Shroyer, who recently gave A Noise Within audiences a comic You Never Can Tell (spring 2016) and a dark The Maids (fall 2016), directs the production.
Mamma Mia! is the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all invited to her wedding on a Greek island. This show — filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including "Dancing Queen" and "Voulez Vous" — may well get you singing, dancing, and having the time of your life!
Starring Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), this production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.
Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind's struggle to better both himself and the world in which he lives. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes, the story is both entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of anyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog. The score is a musical delight, and contains one of the most inspiring moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream."
In MexiStani!, Khan, a 2017 Fringe scholarship winner, journeys through her unusual life with tales about everything, from the constant pull between her Mexican and Pakistani sides, to the pressures of both Catholic and Muslim influences, to celebrating identity triumphs with family members, to encounters with TSA agents, gas station cashiers, and White House personnel. Strikingly honest, Khan explores the issue of identity and societal feelings about interracial and mixed faith couples…while also having fun talking about the importance of hip hop, the LGBQT community and Trader Joe's tamales. Expect things to get thought-provoking, emotional and hysterical!
Her online dating pain is your musical parody pleasure. Based on actual events, this multimedia musical parody follows AC as she navigates her way through the world of online dating, unleashing hilariously disastrous results. Swipe right for showtunes and terrible dates!
Mrs. Warren's Profession, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893 and first performed in London in 1902, is about a prostitute-turned-madam who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. The daughter, Cambridge-educated Vivie, lives a comfortable middle-class life shielded from her mother's source of income. Vivie envisions herself a pragmatic and open-minded 20th-century woman until she discovers that her entrepreneurial mother, Kitty, is an unapologetically successful madam. Sensibilities clash in this character-driven dramedy about the business of pleasure, the economics of necessity, and the ties that bind…or don't.
Nic and Brooke's Comedy Dance Party makes its world premiere at the Lounge Theatre in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. An homage to the classic variety shows, it asks what it would look like if Sonny and Cher were still on the air today…and black. Triple threat talents Nick and Brooke take the audience through a fun-loving comedy romp with sketches, musical numbers and yes, a dance party. Reminiscent of the great comedy/variety shows of the 70s with a modern twist, it also incorporates The Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-In and even a little Soul Train.
A Noise Within's most requested production returns! ANW favorites are ready to rein in the chaos of this joyfully out-of-control British farce about the auspiciously titled play-within-a-play Nothing On. Noises Off invites the audience to step backstage and meet the under-rehearsed, overworked cast and crew with a penchant for drama more personal than professional. As the production progresses, the bumbling cast brings down the house — literally!
Nothing Bad: A Werewolf Rock Musical tells the story of Perfection, California, where everything is exactly that — perfect. But when good girl Lilly White realizes she wants something more than everything, the rebel motorcycle gang looks like a great solution. There's only one problem: They're werewolves. And once she's bitten, she will learn about Perfection's dark underbelly as she transforms into the Beast.
What happens when a detail-obsessed woman tries to time the birth of her child to occur during her favorite month of the year? Nine months of chaos…in utero and out! A hilarious and poignant look at motherhood and the need to control from stage and screen veteran Brooke Baumer.
The Orange Mango Cabaret provides insight into what just happened over the past year and how we ended up with our current Mango in Chief. The cabaret features four short plays betwixt with musical and vaudeville numbers. Each play is focused on a different aspect that contributed to the predicament we as a nation have found ourselves in.
The untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's prodigious sister Nannerl, with classical music composed by Mozart and Marianna Martines, and original music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen.
Amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, this stirring Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, was put on trial for the murder of a 13-year-old girl. Armed with a rousing score and a powerful script, Parade takes an unflinching look into the darkest corners of America's history.
What do the humans have that could possibly be worth saving? Paula, the sexiest of the aliens, knows the answer! In this hilarious, irreverent, and sensual one-woman variety show, Ava Bogle explores pleasure and much more through music, dance, lip syncing, and, yes, donut holes. Women, no longer timid about their right to freedom of speech and sexual expression, pose the question… can female sexuality save humanity?
"Anyone who is wondering if there's a young audience for theatre need only to wander down the sidewalk on Santa Monica Blvd. in June. This is fasten-your-seatbelt theatre." – John Perrin Flynn; Founding Artistic Director/Rogue Machine
The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride's complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness.
In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, the prospect of life insurance money from their late father offers life-changing options to the Youngers, an African-American family living in a cramped apartment on Chicago's South Side. However, competing visions of how to use the money — for the grandmother Lena, her son Walter (with wife Ruth and son Travis), and her daughter Beneatha — threaten to tear apart a family already facing a pre-civil-rights-era America.
Fun (and appropriate) for everyone from 2 to 200 years old, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. Because there's a rotating cast, audiences see different performers and games each week.
A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession, and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Tony Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne is the guiding force behind this magical new adaptation of The Red Shoes.
In The Sacred Beasts, the booze and resentment-soaked real-life friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles is conjured in three scenes spanning three decades, with the besotted wordsmiths played by different actors in each stage of their lives. Celebrated as much for their personal lives filled with prodigious beard growth, cigar chomping, and romanticized alcoholism as for anything they actually wrote, these two tempestuous, swaggering egos in human form are often elevated as mythic symbols of a particularly distinct and antiquated flavor of "manhood." This show breaks the idols and displays these sacred beasts as they were. Watch them drink, fight, hunt, smoke, and bloviate their way across such issues as easy success, hard-won failure, and the corrosive effects of hypermasculinity. Claim your ringside seat as these fists of genius at last come to blows.
Scot Nery's Boobie Trap is an acclaimed variety show that features big names in cirque, variety, comedy, magic, and music. In it's second year of weekly shows, Scot Nery presents a hilarious cirque, magical, musical party-show like nothing you've seen before. See great comedy, stunning circus arts, jaw dropping magic and, just maybe, a guy spinning a cheeseburger atop an umbrella. Accompanied the national sensation Fire Leopard house band, this is good stuff!
Highly acclaimed and very Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner at various restaurants throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. This evening of intrigue, suspense, laughter, and murder includes a 3 course gourmet dinner with salad, choice of entree and dessert. Guests may be implicated in the crime. Audience has the opportunity to solve the mystery and win a prize.
Shattered is a solo show about dating, frigidity, and trauma recovery. All her life, Diana Varco hasn't really hit it off with the fellas. In third grade, she kicked her crush in the crotch, and her dating life didn't really improve from there. Shattered starts off with Diana asking herself why she doesn't date and doesn't like sex. That question is the jumping-off point of a whimsical and shocking journey though Diana's mind and experiences that shaped her view of sex and relationships. Playing over 35 characters, Diana delivers a powerhouse performance that is heartbreaking, shocking, and inspiring, all while maintaining a great deal of wit, vulnerability, and poignancy.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
Hilariously provocative, what begins as a contemporary play slowly becomes a play with music set 150 years in the future in this seductive world premiere by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). A beloved East-meets-West musical, China's 21st-century rise, and a theater company gala collide to make mayhem — and some beautiful music. Inspired by the West's often ridiculously inauthentic portrayals of Asia, Soft Power is the first collaboration between two of America's great theater artists: Hwang and Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home).
The Tin Can Brothers are back with their new original show, The Solve It Squad Returns! The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives. After 20 years of growing up and apart, they must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert. A send-up of classics like Scooby Doo, the Hardy Boys books, and Nancy Drew, The Solve It Squad Returns! puts its own dark, twisted spin on familiar characters.
With 10 Tony Award nominations (including best musical) this hilarious musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells that the next big thing in theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first musical.
Spamilton, the acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, was created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway. With a cast of five, Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster. In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (choreography), Dustin Cross (costume design), Fred Barton (musical director), and Richard Danley and Fred Barton (musical arrangements).
For a decade, two families — one white and progressive, one undocumented — have lived together on a Northern California wine country estate in something like harmony, but political changes and financial mishaps leave them both suddenly facing uncertain futures. As everyone clamors to save the estate, a vengeful ghost intent on breaking the balance haunts the fruitless vineyard. Mexican folklore meets Mendocino County in this homage to Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. The show is performed in English with a liberal sprinkling of Español.
In The Spidey Project, nerdy social outcast Peter Parker takes on an alter ego as he attempts to defeat a dastardly collection of terrifying villains and perhaps his biggest nemesis of all…himself. This critically acclaimed work from Justin Moran (POPE! An Epic Musical) is the stuff of theater legend. In 2011, a group of writers, actors, and musicians set out to stage a musical parody of the Spider-Man origin story through clear, simple storytelling; comedy; and character-driven theater. They wanted to do justice to the hero we all know and love without being bogged down with lavish sets or dangerous stunts. The show, the first Spider-Man play, went up for only two performances in New York before swinging into Los Angeles a year later for a sold-out run at Theatre Unleashed. Today, when we need a hero more than ever, Spidey is back with additional material and brand-new songs!
In Springloaded, a woman finds herself untethered and unhappy as the years pass quickly. Out of good ideas, she turns to face her younger selves, expecting that she can easily restore her lost faith and belief in herself by revisiting the simpler, happier times of the past. What could possibly go wrong? She dives in with her heart and eyes wide open, reflecting back with stories and original songs, and along the way, she finds what's been hidden only a step away…her whole, authentic, undiscovered self. Springloaded is a musical meditation on lost years, forgotten dreams, delinquent DNA…and discovery.
Stuck...at your desk? Stuck...in traffic? Your cousins bar mitzvah? A loveless marriage? Aren't we all! Meryl (happy and bubbly) and Selt (aggravated and grumbly) are stuck. Where? They can't remember. Follow them on a journey through confusion and hysteria as they try and piece together just how they became stuck!
A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. In 1970, things were tumultuous for Cesar Chavez and the UFW. Obie Award-winning writer-director Diane Rodriguez traces its history through the eyes of two journalists who leave their comfortable middle-class life in San Jose to volunteer for El Malcriado, the underground newspaper founded by Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
Adapter Mike Poulton has given the theater a bold, fast-paced dramatization that deftly transforms Charles Dickens' epic story into a taut political thriller. His A Tale of Two Cities gives a new sense of urgency to the intertwined fates of two men during the bloody, turbulent time of the French Revolution.
The original A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The book depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period.
Tales of Modern Motherhood: This Sh*t Just Got Real, is a heartfelt comedy about the uncertainties of becoming a parent, the fear of being a parent, and the wondering why just settling for a dog wasn't enough. Modern Motherhood addresses the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about what really happens behind closed doors and gives a very honest perspective on the hardest job in the world: parenting!
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia's most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time, known for his beautiful lilting melodies from the ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the ferocious brilliance of his symphonic works. At the age of 53, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique," of which he said, "Let them guess what it means..." Nine days later he was dead. To this day, how and why he died are still a mystery. The extraordinary Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for the Los Angeles premiere of his newest work, Tchaikovsky, which unveils the life of one of the most beloved and tormented composers of all time.
While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that merges upscale dining with spicy, but not too spicy, entertainment for couples and groups. Grown-ups love the spicy non-stop comedy, fun interactive experience and fantastic dining. Acrobatics, world class magic, great singing and dancing for the demanding Southern California entertainment marketplace were also added. The food is grown-up gourmet, too, served in a cozy, dinner cabaret environment for just 200 people.
Theatricum's summer season at its spectacular outdoor venue in the heart of Topanga kicks off with William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Also on the mainstage: Theatricum's signature production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (opening June 4); Sir Peter Hall's adaption of George Orwell's Animal Farm, with music by Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Adrian Mitchell (opening June 17); Other Desert Cities, the Pulitzer Prize finalist by Jon Robin Baitz about unruly family politics (opening July 8); and Trouble in Mind by pioneering African-American playwright, author, and actor Alice Childress (opening July 29). Theatricum performs each of the plays in repertory through October 1 using a single company of actors — making it possible to see all five plays in a single summer weekend. Come early and picnic before a performance.
In today's "age of anxiety," two couples tell two more-or-less modern love stories: They fall in love, fall apart, and fail to connect in this thoroughly millennial exploration of defense mechanisms. The nameless characters are the archetypes of young people today: They simultaneously hope for the future and fear it while trying to build lives in a world where nothing is certain — even themselves.
In Three Can Keep a Secret, what was supposed to be an easy score turns into nuthin' but a friggin' mess. Whack the mark. Stage the scene. Take the money. Retire to Cabo. That's how it was supposed to go down. But for poor wannabe gangsters Moose and Sonny, a really bad night is only just beginning.
Three Can Keep a Secret, a new play by Gregory Crafts (Friends Like These, Super Sidekick: The Musical) is a darkly funny and slightly twisted interactive crime thriller where the audience chooses how the story proceeds while the antiheroes attempt to literally get away with murder. With multiple decision points throughout the story for audiences to vote on, no two performances will be the same!
An astonishing true story of courage and triumph, Thumbprint explores the deep family ties and tribal traditions that empowered Mukhtar Mai to become the first female victim of gang rape to bring her attackers to justice in Pakistan. In lieu of a financial settlement, she requested that a school be constructed to educate girls. She hoped to educate the young, to help prevent the humiliation of signing their names with only a thumbprint.
The story is told through a dynamic score by Kamala Sankaram, filled with Hindustani and European opera influences, and a libretto by Susan Yankowitz, originating from a series of interviews with Mai.
Based on real-life struggles of Cuban families who came to the United States in the early 1970s seeking political asylum, 'Til Sunday, a one-woman play, tells the story of a young mother coming from Cuba to New Orleans with her daughter in search of a better life.
After 57 years, Cuba, the longest-standing communist regime in world history, continues to be a center of ambiguity and fascination. 'Til Sunday addresses what our current and previous administration have not — human rights in Cuba. Most importantly, it also addresses the fact that the people of Cuba continue to live under a dictatorship, prisoners under their own skies.
Trinity is on a mission to love and accept herself. The only problem is that she has a penis, and everyone thinks she's a boy. Aided by her Tranny Godmother Madonna, her alter ego LaJina Jones – Punany Poet, and her secret lover – codenamed 'James Franco,' Trinity goes to battle with her 'Self Rejection Virus' in order to live freely or die. The dynamic story blends multimedia, special effects, original live music, meditation, and dance. Optional post-show Q&A on select nights.
Turn Me Loose is a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory — starring Tony Award winner and Scandal star Joe Morton — that shines a light on the first black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to Chris Rock. He was a prolific writer, muckraker, provocateur, and candidate for mayor of Chicago as well as for president of the United States. He was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, the slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers: "Turn me loose."
Note: This show contains strong language.
Her post-mortem instructions were hidden in a very specific place - but in the time leading up to her mom's death, a woman (Jennie Fahn) uncovered more about her than could be contained in any envelope. A comedy about life, loss, and being of sound mind and body.
When a reclusive librarian discovers a 113-year-overdue book in the night slot, curiosity compels him to pursue the borrower. His search for answers leads to a worldwide whirlwind journey, during which he discovers instead the great mysteries of humanity. Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel reminds viewers that the joy is in the journey itself.
What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in The Video Games! Princess Zelda, Queen of the Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience's assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year's games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than last year's! It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains — such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, and the Master Chief — compete to win the coveted title of Player One.
A janitor. A software mogul. A college grad. An IRS paper-pusher. Although they live thousands of miles apart, these four people share a secret: they're recovering addicts who have found a safe haven in an online chat room. There, with liberal doses of jokes and bullying, they help each other navigate the broken terrain of their lives. But when an Iraq War veteran's tragedy spills over into their cyberhome, everything changes. In this fearless Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights), worlds virtual and real unfold onstage, challenging our notions of family, forgiveness, community, and courage.
Two cagey 15-year-olds, Moth and Belly, live in the ruins of a dystopian society where filth is abundant and the addiction to consumerism and porn is incessant. But they have each other — a relationship bound by love, an Internet cafe, and a slew of inside jokes. If they could only "cross the river" and be in the capitalist society where an ostensible future exists! When they meet Leather, their journey veers in inconceivable directions as a series of humorous events unfold.
Inspired by the Bechdel Test (which examines whether a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man), Women of 4G deals with relationships between women under extreme duress. Part murder mystery and part space thriller, Women of 4G uses a science-fiction world to ask questions about power, leadership, responsibility, and ultimately, sacrifice.