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Moss Hart's classic stage autobiography is brought to life in a story that illuminates the early years of one of Broadway's great humorists. Written by James Lapine from the autobiogrpahy by Moss Hart.
"The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from." — Moss Hart, Act One
A rare departure from Eugene O'Neill's darker oeuvre, this comedy is unabashedly nestled in the halcyon days of turn-of-the-century Americana; a gentle, loving, and boldly optimistic study of a deeply bonded family as they navigate the youthful indiscretions of their wayward son.
It's the end of the world in Los Angeles. Well, everywhere, but definitely in Los Angeles, where Jane is stuck in a cramped apartment-turned-shelter with her ex, Chip. They think that they're the last living souls on Earth — until others start showing up at their doorstep. Chip believes that they should band together and save the race, building a new civilization from the ashes of the past. But Jane isn't so sure. The apocalypse isn't so bad — she can finally hear herself think.
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.
The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic Mahabharata thirty years after Brook's legendary production took world theater by storm. The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.
Los Angeles is home to over 250 theatre companies, featuring an abundance of talent, diversity, and ingenuity. To celebrate the vibrant theatre of our city, we're premiering Block Party—three recent productions from local theatre companies, highlighting some of the best work our town has to offer. We will announce the three productions in the fall. Help us celebrate L.A. theatre and join the Block Party!
The newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action. In the very near future, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a writer interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. The Fountain premiere is the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network rolling world premiere.
The not-so-distant future. The privileged few live inside a fortified, high-tech megacity while the majority struggle for survival in massive polluted slums. Liv arrives in a junk depot in a war-torn industrial zone seeking Nix, a smuggler who can get her past the barricades and into the restricted megacity. Both have hidden agendas, and when drone bombs trap them inside the depot and their true identities are revealed, Liv and Nix are plunged into a violent conflict that takes on many levels.
Burners asks this question: In a dystopian future where all hope is lost, can humanity and compassion survive? Burners has a gritty science fiction feel and a tense, action-packed story that will grip audiences as it explores significant issues of our present — a disappearing middle class, a seemingly insurmountable gap between the privileged and everyone else, and social and environmental justice for impoverished communities.
Filled to the brim with painful secrets and desperate longings, Tennessee Williams' masterwork is the story of a family breaking down. With iconic roles and beautiful poetry, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a sexy, smoldering descent into a world choking on mendacity.
What do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? Torn from today's headlines, William Mastrosimone's gripping drama is about a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage — the world's supply of clean water.
Note: This show is for mature audiences.
From the highbrow to the low, this fast-paced ride covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Molière to vaudeville, Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show. Find answers to the age-old questions "Who's on first?" and "Why did the chicken cross the road?" No joke is left untold as a talented trio deconstructs and puts back together the entire history of comedy.
Warning: The side effects of this play may include groan-worthy humor, uncontrollable laughter, and painful running gags.
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."
In his Latino-themed, father-son comic drama The Cruise, Jonathan Ceniceroz explores the consequence of colonial histories and dark politics within the decadence of Caribbean cruise culture. The play reveals the fractured nature of race and identity that is caused by social imbalance and imposed hierarchy, while exploring the story of a man who merely wants and demands that his most authentic human qualities survive in spite of everything.
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.
A Delusional Affair will make you question everything you ever thought you knew about love, marriage, fantasy, and reality, coupling and uncoupling, and come away with a new and surprisingly uplifting perspective on it all. Helmed by award-winning director Chris DeCarlo (Aspirin & Elephants, Climax), Albert James Kallis's delightful and biting world premiere comedy features stage and screen personalities Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Loose Lips), Rachel Galper (Turning Thirty, How to Love a Republican), and Albina Katsman (Piper the Movie, Raise Me Up). Note: This show is rated R.
It was Edward Larson's 22nd day in an open boat somewhere south and west of that ironically named place, the Cape of Good Hope. He had lifted the last of his fellow survivors over the side and committed their souls to Old Man Sea, and was about to give up all hope, when the crew of a spectral clipper ship hauled him aboard.
After being fed and rested by the crew, Larson is invited to dine with the captain and witness a seven-yearly ritual where the captain plays dice with a Dark visitor to find out if he will reach safe harbor or be doomed to sail the seas with his faceless crew for yet another seven years.
The defiant Larson is then asked by the Dark visitor if he too would like to roll the dice, which he does. But unlike the Captain he wins the game and is instantly plunged back into the ocean near his water filled lifeboat — still grasping tightly the dice cup!
This production of Charles Busch's campy noir classic, Die, Mommie, Die!, stars Drew Droege (Bright Colors and Bold Patterns) as aging Hollywood star Angela Arden. Trapped in a hateful marriage with sleazy film producer Sol and desperate to find happiness with her gorgeous young lover Tony, Angela murders her husband. But when her children, Edith and Lance, discover what she's done, they decide to take revenge. Family secrets are revealed, and you'll never see the surprise twist coming. Die, Mommie, Die! is both a Greek tragedy on acid and an over-the-top comedy of gay Hollywood proportions.
In this riveting courtroom drama, a renowned neurobiologist sues a prominent university for the right to teach theories of evolution that challenge the scientific status quo. His argument: Neo-Darwinian materialist thought, like creationism — the biblical orthodoxy it once replaced — has itself become a kind of religion, just as rigid, just as resistant to change. Might further scientific inquiry, in light of new evidence, yield different and surprising answers? Should recent discoveries, including the extensive range of highly developed fossils that suddenly appeared during the Cambrian period, and our modern understanding of DNA require a reevaluation of the scientific thought behind the Darwinian theory of evolution? This inspiring and uplifting play of ideas asks, "Are we really no more than the sum of our physical parts?"
Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, Echo Theater Company's Dry Land is a haunting play about female friendship and an abortion that takes place in the locker room of a central Florida high school. Written when Spiegel was just 21 years old and still an undergraduate at Yale, the play is a deeply truthful portrait of the fears, hopes, and bonds of teenage girls — as gut-wrenching as it is funny.
The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre, the companies behind the hit revival of Spring Awakening in Los Angeles and New York, bring their sign language take to Albee's classic short play The Zoo Story (1959) and its acclaimed prequel, Homelife (2004). Together these short plays form At Home at the Zoo, the complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park. The Wallis' own Coy Middlebrook directs this new production featuring both deaf and hearing actors.
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?
Our story unfolds at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So Froggy tells everyone that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins when Charlie overhears more than he should — hilarious and damaging revelations made with the belief that Charlie doesn't understand a word of English. The fact that only Charlie and the audience are in on the joke fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
The Foreigner won the 1985 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.
A bride. A groom. A maid of honor (who just happens to be the bride's ex-lover). What could possibly go wrong? When the road to normal is getting you nowhere, maybe it's time to take a detour. Bisexual, gay, straight, spiritual, atheist — all need apply because Wendy Michaels' God and Sex has something for everyone.
The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt world premiere drama God's Waiting Room, where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance, and love. Renowned Los Angeles theater director David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. L.A. stage veteran Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez, and Charlie Pacello.
Nkechi was a good Nigerian girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, Good Grief follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania's suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother—the king of the cul-de-sac—and her immigrant parents. A fresh voice in American theatre, Ngozi Anyanwu makes her playwriting debut with this World premiere.
Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass is the world premiere of a new version of the classic fairy tale. This update is set in Depression-era Kentucky and features Bradley Whitford of The West Wing in video performance as The Duke.
Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass is the latest production from LAb24 (Walking the Tightrope), 24th Street Theatre's resident experimental theater company dedicated to presenting provocative plays that appeal to kids while maintaining the look and emotional depth of adult theater. The show is written by Bryan Davidson and directed by Debbie Devine.
Note: Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass is recommended for ages eight and up.
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.
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.
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.
You say you want a revolution? The story of this country's struggle for independence is told with a fresh slant and theatrical inventiveness. As Thomas Jefferson struggles to find the right words to frame a nation, a young Quaker must weigh his desire to participate in the struggle against his pacifist beliefs.
The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man's trajectory through power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as that family disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. To add a deeply personal dimension to Shakespeare's themes of madness, frailty, and love, this production is set in a memory care facility. The show invites you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.
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.
After years of struggling at a small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, Casey realizes it's now or never for his career as an Elvis impersonator. Enter Miss Tracy Mills, a self-proclaimed grande dame of drag who guarantees Casey's life is about to get "all shook up." Matthew Lopez's hip-shakin', heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers he ain't nothing but a drag queen.
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.
Liana and Ben is a twisted, sexy, modern take on Faust. Its story begins with a not-so-chance encounter between a beautiful young woman and a dark, enigmatic stranger. Ben makes Liana an offer: He will keep her young and beautiful for 250 years if she can prove to him that humanity is worth saving. Deal!
Now Liana's time is almost up and Ben demands his proof. They travel forward and backward through history in search of hope — questioning their very existence, the nature of their own mythology, and the foundations of good and evil.
The classic adventure story of buried treasure pursued by a one-legged pirate is reimagined with offbeat farce, breathtaking fights and a dramatic core that explores discrimination, privilege, and greed. Captain Joan Silver and her all-female pirate crew are front and center during the fateful voyage of the Hispaniola and the clash with young Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, Doctor Livesy, and the domineering Captain Smollett. Treasure will be found, alliances betrayed, and swords will fly when the Jolly Roger is raised!
Nicky Silver's dark comedy of passions explores the intertwining of five lives as they learn the difference between needing someone and loving them.
Malicious Bunny is about a man who tells his unhappily married wife that he'll do anything for her. The wife then tests his love by asking him to perform a double homicide. Matthew A. Sprosty wrote this edgy dark comedy; Bryan Fox directs. The cast includes Daniel Cordileone (Sure Thing), Jennifer Edwards (NBC's Heidi), Heidi-Marie Ferren (American Housewife), and Gabs Fonseca (Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World).
Note: Malicious Bunny contains mature content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.
Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown's flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.
Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck's immortal tale of two migrant field workers looking for work on the California coast during the Great Depression — the intelligent but frustrated George, and Lennie, a sweet, strong man with a mental disability and a knack for getting into trouble. As they continue to chase the American dream of settling down on their own piece of land, the unlikely pair soon comes across other characters who share in their desperate search for companionship and something greater out of life.
Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth.
Welcome to the hilarious, terrifying, and surreal world of child beauty pageants. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit, shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and Bobby, use some unorthodox methods in order to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is victorious.
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.
Red Helen rules her three grown daughters with a powerful fist. The oldest, Astrid, craves appreciation. The middle one, Max, brings home money in wee bloody fistfuls. And the youngest, Bebe, has returned from her travels abroad with a fiancé, seeking her father's approval. But the father is traveling indefinitely, their family steakhouse is in crisis, and Helen's speech is deteriorating into manic loops. As her daughters try their best to break free, Helen pulls out all the stops to keep them in her grip. Red Helen is a dark and twisted comedy about bloody money, bloodred meat, and blood relations.
Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense, and darkly comic new play by John Pollono. Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers), Jamie Harris (AMC's Turn), and Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road) head the cast of this highly dramatic and very funny play set in 1855 Boston, where the local citizenry mingle, love, and fight with regularity. When Nathaniel "Wings" Leeds is challenged to a duel by the most dangerous man in the city, he asks his estranged brother to be his second. Deep family tensions and old rivalries resurface as the brothers struggle to follow the hundreds-of-years-old "code of dueling."
Playwright Sharr White conjures an American family at the end of an era. On November 1, 1917, the newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling (Melissa Chalsma) gathers her family together for a final shooting party before her charismatic eldest son heads off to war. By the next morning, the champagne's all gone, the secrets are all out, and their world will never be the same.
When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some fun twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is "just right" for the whole family! For ages 4 and up.
The Koch brothers are infamous, super-rich, right-wing reactionaries from Wichita, Kansas. Trained in business and politics at their father's knee and bestowed with his oil wealth and his company, Koch Industries, the brothers are litigious multibillionaires who fund ultra-right-wing causes and candidates in an attempt to shape America in their image. This play is definitely NOT about the Koch brothers.
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.
Twelfth Night remains Artistic Director Sheldon Epps' favorite Shakespeare play, in his words, "A perfect mix of comedy, romance, beauty and mystery, and a great way to return to the tradition of the Bard on our stage as The Pasadena Playhouse enters its 100th year." One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night features mistaken identities, gender confusion and separated twins, all obstacles to be overcome on the quest for true love.
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.
Zoot Suit, one of the most exciting and spectacular shows ever created in Los Angeles, is set to ignite the city again. Luis Valdez is bringing his groundbreaking 1978 smash back to the Mark Taper Forum to celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary.
Zoot Suit played to packed houses in L.A. for nearly a year before becoming Broadway's first Chicano play and a major motion picture. Now the Taper stage is once again filled with a company of 25 mesmerizing actors, singers, and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder. Pulsing with heart, sly wit, and an infectious musical score featuring Lalo Guerrero's famous songs, Zoot Suit remains a thrilling theatrical experience that animates the cultural, political, and human forces that continue to shape the City of Angels.