LA STAGE Alliance

LA STAGE Alliance

LA STAGE Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles.

Week of October 12, 2009

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Take a moment to see which stand-out productions are closing this week that you don’t want to miss!  At the same time, get a jump on ordering your tickets for exciting new shows that are about to open!

Closing:

It’s Criminal! The Comedy
10/17/09, Santa Monica Playhouse, Beaches
Getting People Off & Other Legal Fantasies – a wild & crazy journey thru the criminal justice system

Bill W and Dr Bob
10/18/09, 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company, Hollywood
A powerful and humorous play detailing the events that led to the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas
10/18/09, Geffen Playhouse, West Side
Matthew Modine stars as Matthew Modine in this rollicking parody of celebrity activism.

Medea starring Annette Bening
10/18/09, UCLA live, Hollywood
The contrast between earthly posterity and true immortality.  MEDEA starring Annette Bening.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
10/18/09, Moving Arts, Hollywood
A smart, clever, quick-change marathon that satirizes literary and cinematic pop culture.

Underground Woman
10/18/09, Theatre Unlimited, San Fernando Valley
A dark, existential comedy about a woman coming to terms with time, her family and life’s banality.

True West Girl – Funny as a Rattlesnake
10/18/09, Santa Monica Playhouse, Beaches
Bragg spins theatrical magic from from the stories that won’t leave her alone.

Opening:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
10/14/09, Theatre 40, West Side
Hatcher’s provocative adaptation of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, is a new and shocking version of Stevenson’s tale of depravity, lust, love and horror.

Hate Mail
10/14/09, Little Fish Theatre, Beaches
Jam-packed with vicious comedy, tender comedy, so-subtle-you-almost-miss-the-comedy comedy.

True West Girl – Funny as a Rattlesnake
10/15/09, Santa Monica Playhouse, Beaches
Bragg spins theatrical magic from from the stories that won’t leave her alone.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
10/16/09, Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, Beaches
Edward Albee’s masterpiece of wit and interpersonal play.  Tony Award Winner  for Best Play.

It’s Criminal! The Comedy
10/17/09, Santa Monica Playhouse, Beaches
Getting People Off & Other Legal Fantasies – a wild & crazy journey thru the criminal justice system

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
10/17/09, Edgemar Center for the Arts, Hollywood
A theatrical family of several generations is visited for the weekend by their two daughters.

Sally Spectre: The Musical
10/17/09, Theatre West, Hollywood
A little girl’s ghost sings and dances her way thru a nightmare with guidance from unexpected pals

Shakesqueer – A Queer, Feminist Reading

“We know from his plays that he struggled intimately with the social conditions that produce identity in the first place. A queer reading of Shakespeare dwells not on the orientation of the man but rather of the works. And Shakespeare’s works are queer AF.”

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