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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.
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!
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.
An old merry-go-round in a defunct amusement park in rural western Colorado becomes refuge for two young men after a near-fatal accident, catapulting an unlikely friendship into an intimately intertwined journey through the trials of two starkly different life paths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the world on the brink of war, the judgment of an untested president is called into question. What kind of intellectual and emotional stamina does it take to make the right decision? As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy must parse his inner circle's conflicting counsel to prevent nuclear annihilation.
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.
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.
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.