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For January 27 - February 2, 2006

Friday, Jan 20 2006
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THE BACHELORETTE PARTY Donald Welch’s eve-of-marriage dramedy. Theater District at the Cast, 804 N. El Centro Ave., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 p.m.; indef. (310) 346-3343.

BASH Neil LaBute’s trio of one-acts: Iphigenia in Orem, A Gaggle of Saints, Medea Redux. Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W.L.A.; opens Fri., Jan. 20; call for schedule; thru Feb. 26. (310) 477-2055.

THE CATHOLIC GIRL’S GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR VIRGINITY A 24-year-old virgin vows to go all the way before her next birthday, in Annie Hendy’s world-premiere comedy. Hudson Guild Theater, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Wed., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Wed., 8 p.m.; thru March 1. (323) 960-7753.

CHOICE WORDS Suicide may be the only cure for OCD, in Hector Hill’s drama based on true events. Hollywood Court Theater, United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Ave., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Feb. 25. (323) 692-8200.

CITY OF ANGELS Larry Gelbart spoofs ’40s detective movies in this Hollywood satire with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel. Reprise! at the Freud Playhouse, UCLA, Wstwd.; previews Tues., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.; opens Wed., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Feb. 5. (310) 825-2101.

DIALECTICS OF THE HEART Dale Griffiths Stamos’ “forbidden love story” about a philosophy professor and a grad student. Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Feb. 26. (310) 392-7327.

DIVA Howard Michael Gould’s portrait of an egomaniacal sitcom star. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Wed., call for schedule; Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 & 9 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Feb. 19. (626) 356-7529.

HEROTIQUE-AAHH .?.?. 3 Blacque Chix promote the erotic power of women over 40. Fremont Center Theater, 1000 Fremont Ave., S. Pasadena; opens Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Feb. 26. (626) 441-5977.

IF YOU GET TO BETHLEHEM, YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR Mariette Hartley’s one-woman show, based on her memoir Breaking the Silence. Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; previews Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; opens Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Feb. 26. (866) 811-4111.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Lynn Redgrave stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s comedy. Ahmanson Theater, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; previews Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Jan. 21-22, 2 & 8 p.m.; Tues., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.; opens Wed., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; thru March 5 (no eve perfs Feb. 5 & 19 & March 5; added 2 p.m. perfs Feb. 2 & 16 & March 2). (213) 628-2772.

JUDY AT THE STONEWALL INN A Judy Garland impersonator is confronted by the ghost of the real Judy, in Thomas O’Neil’s drag-queen comedy. Celebration Theater, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Feb. 24. (323) 957-1884.

MAMMA MIA! You know you love ABBA, just admit it. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; opens Tues., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; thru Feb. 5. (805) 449-2787. Also at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Feb. 8-12. (213) 365-3500. And at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Feb. 14-19. (714) 740-2000.

MR. KOLPERT West Coast premiere of David Gieselmann’s absurdist comedy. Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W.L.A.; opens Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m.; call for schedule; thru March 19. (310) 477-2055.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING The Aquila Theater Company’s offbeat take on the Shakespeare comedy. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Feb. 19. (858) 550-1010.

NO SHAME SEASON FOUR, PART DEUX: Declaring Victory and Pain All-new under-five-minute works, which may or may not include “dance pieces, rants, Dadaist constructions, serialized epics, corrupt magicians, chainsaw juggling, puppet abuse.” Powerhouse Theater, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 11 p.m.; perfs Fri., 11 p.m.; thru May 19. (323) 646-0033.

OTHELLO MET Theater, 1089 Oxford Ave., Hlywd.; opens Wed., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Wed.-Thurs., 8 p.m.; thru March 16. (323) 957-1152.

REFLECTIONS OF A BLACK DEAF WOMAN Michelle Banks stars in her own play about the relationship between a deaf mother and her deaf daughter. Little Victory Theater, Victory Theater Center, 3324 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank; opens Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.; thru Feb. 26. (818) 841-5422 or TTY (818) 843-9253.

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