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For the week of Sept. 7-13

Tuesday, Sep 4 2007
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AVENUE Q Adult-themed Sesame Street-style musical, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. AHMANSON THEATRE, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m.; thru Oct. 14 (added perf Sept. 13, 2 p.m.). (213) 628-2772 or www.­centertheatregroup.org.

BURN THIS Lanford Wilson’s romantic drama about young New York artists. 2100 SQUARE FEET, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., L.A.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Sept. 23. (323) 960-4420.

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BUTTERFLIES OF UGANDA Darin Dahms and Soenke C. Weiss’ story of Uganda’s child soldiers. GREENWAY COURT THEATER, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; opens Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 13. (323) 655-7679.

CAMELOT Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s King Arthur tale. ROYCE HALL, UCLA, Wstwd.; opens Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m.; thru Sept. 23. (213) 365-3500 or www.­UCLALive.org.

CANVAS G. Bruce Smith’s drama about “deception, politics and ambition.” ELECTRIC LODGE, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice; Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 13-15, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 16, 2 p.m. (800) 838-3006.

CLAY Matt Sax’s ascension of a hip-hop star. KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City; opens Thurs., Sept. 13, 8 p.m.; schedule varies, call for info; thru Oct. 14. (213) 628-2772.

THE COMPOUND DOG Haynes Brooke’s comedy about miraculous pups. ECLECTIC COMPANY THEATRE, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Sept. 30. (818) 508-3003 or www.­eclecticcompanytheatre.org.

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Steven Fales’ one-man play about a Utah gay man turned New York City call boy. ELEPHANT THEATER, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Sept. 30. (323) 960-4446.

DEEP TISSUE COMEDY RELEASE New late-night sketch show. SECRET ROSE THEATER, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Sat., Sept. 8, 11 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.; thru Oct. 12. (323) 769-5858.

THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW John Patrick Shanley’s exploration of art and women. McCADDEN PLACE THEATER, 1157 N. McCadden Pl., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 14. (818) 765-8732.

THE FABULOUS DIVAS OF BROADWAY Alan Palmer portrays 18 of Broadway’s leading ladies. OPEN STAGE WEST, 14366 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; opens Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.; perfs Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; indef. (323) 259-5713 or www.­berlique.com.

FALLING UPWARDS Ray Bradbury’s take on Ireland pub culture. THEATRE WEST, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Sept. 16. (323) 851-7977.

FOOTSTEPS Roger Rodd’s one-man football dream. THE HAYWORTH, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; pers Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 14. (323) 960-5772.

HENRY V Shakespeare’s war story. LEVITT PAVILION, Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; thru Sept. 16. (818) 430-7872 or www.­crowncitytheatre.com.

THE HOLLYWOOD FATHER/DAUGHTER PURITY BALL The Reverend Bill Maher speaks on the evils of Hollywood. BULGARIAN CULTURAL CENTER, 1530 Vermont Ave., Hlywd.; Sat., Sept. 8 & 15, 8 p.m. (323) 960-577.

I WAS A TEENAGE HOMO Jeff Scott and Bill Fagan’s disco parody of 1950s B-movies. SECRET ROSE THEATER, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 13. (323) 769-5858.

LA OFRENDA (THE OFFERING) Jose Casas’ play remembering 9/11. CASA 0101, 2009 E. First St., E.L.A.; opens Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Sept. 30 (no perfs Sept. 8 & 22; added perf Sept. 11, 8 p.m.). (323) 263-7684.

THE MISANTHROPE Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Moliere's love story, about a British playwright and an American celebrity. NEW PLACE THEATRE, 10950 Peach Grove St., N. Hlywd.; opens Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Oct. 14. (866) 811-4111.

9/11: PERSPECTIVES AND PRETENSIONS TRILOGY Poetry, music, multimedia and performance, featuring J.M. Morris. HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 7-8, 8:30 p.m. (310) 315-1459 or www.­highwaysperformance.org.

ONE FLEW WEST Outlaw Style Thrance Company’s dance/theatre adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. STUDIO/STAGE, 520 N. Western Ave., Hlywd.; opens Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Sept. 30. (323) 860-6503.

THE QUARTERLY REPORT First-person narratives by Deb Faith, Victoria Hoffman, Michelle Philippe, Michael A. Shepperd, Lan Tran and Mari Weiss. FAKE GALLERY, 4319 Melrose Ave., Hlywd.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 7-8 & 14-15, 8 p.m. (323) 661-0786 or fakedotcom.com.

SYLVIE Jovanka Bach’s psychological drama. ODYSSEY THEATRE, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W.L.A.; opens Wed., Sept. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 7. (310) 477-2055.

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