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For the Week of Sept. 21-27

Tuesday, Sep 18 2007
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A BLACK TRILOGY 2007 Spencer Scot’s Call Out My Name, Bill Harris’ He Who Endures and N.R. Davidson Jr.’s El Hajj Malik. STELLA ADLER THEATRE, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Oct. 14. (323) 860-3208.

BUNNY BUNNY Alan Zweibel’s “sort of romantic comedy” about his relationship with Gilda Radner. HUDSON GUILD THEATER, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Tues., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Wed., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 24. (323) 960-5774.

CHEKHOV MANIA: A Russian Vaudeville Comedians, singers, a bear, and three Chekhov one-acts: On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, The Marriage Proposal and The Boar. THE ATTIC THEATRE AND FILM CENTER, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., L.A.; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 27. (323) 525-0600.

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Sam Roberts’ adaptation of Dumas’ revenge tale. EDGEMAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.; thru Oct. 21. (877) 986-7336 or www.edgemarcenter.org.

DEAD WRONG Funeral comedy, by Roy Battocchio. LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; opens Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 27 (no perf Sept. 23). (562) 494-1014.

A DELICATE BALANCE Edward Albee’s drama about an old WASP couple, their family and friends. RUBICON THEATER, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura; opens Sat., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.; schedule varies, call for info; thru Oct. 14. (805) 667-2900.

DOWN IN THE BASEMENT William Mesnik’s “metaphorical re-imagining of the story of Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes.” TANGIER, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz; Thurs., 8 p.m.; also at MOLLY MALONE'S, 575 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 21. (818) 434-0611.

EVEL KNIEVEL THE ROCK OPERA Musical autobiography of the daredevil, by Jef Bek. BOOTLEG THEATER, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; opens Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; thru Oct. 28. (213) 381-7118 or www.ekrockopera.com.

THE GAS HOUSE Ex-celebrity shock jock deals with life after radio, in William Donnelly’s play. SACRED FOOLS THEATER, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hlywd.; opens Tues., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Wed. & Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Oct. 31. (310) 281-8337.

GOBLIN MARKET Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s musical about Victorian sisters transported to a world of goblins. GTC BURBANK, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 20 (added perfs Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11 & 18, 8 p.m.). (800) 838-3006.

I KILLED PANCHO VILLA Ruben Amavizca Murua’s retelling of the Mexican Revolutionary general’s final days. FRIDA KAHLO THEATER, 2332 W. Fourth St., L.A.; opens Thurs., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.; thru Oct. 28. (213) 382-8133.

THE MALTESE FALCON Dashiell Hammett’s thriller, adapted by Helen Borgers. RICHARD GOAD THEATRE, 4250 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 3. (562) 997-1494.

MARIA LA O Lyrical opera about a Cuban mulatta, by Ernesto Lecuona. ALEX THEATRE, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale; opens Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; then, at TEATRO CARMEN ZAPATA, 421 N. Avenue 19, L.A.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Oct. 14. (818) 243-2539 or www.alextheatre.com.

MUST DON’T WHIP ’UM Cynthia Hopkins’ “swirling tapestry of music, theater, video and dance” that “blurs lines between confession and performance, concert and play, memory and creation.” REDCAT, W. Second & Hope sts., dwntwn.; Wed.-Sat., Sept. 26-29, 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. (213) 237-2800 or www.gloriadeluxe.com.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Rupert Holmes' musical comedy based on Charles Dickens' unfinished story. SACRED FOOLS THEATER, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 3. (310) 281-8337.

NEVAH-EH: Prince of Black Angels Epic fantasy musical, by Lonnie L. Henderson. STELLA ADLER THEATRE, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 4. (310) 712-3995 or www.neva-eh.com.

SPRING AWAKENING Frank Wedekind’s 1890 tragicomedy about adolescent sexual longing. CHANDLER STUDIO, 12443 Chandler Blvd., Valley Village; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Oct. 27. (310) 869-7546.

SUBURBIA Slackers hang out, in Eric Bogosian’s suburban satire. WHITMORE-LINDLEY THEATRE CENTER, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 4. (818) 728-1693 or www.myspace.com/suburbianorthhollywood.

THIS LIME TREE BOWER Irish playwright Conor McPherson’s dark yarn. ODYSSEY THEATRE, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W.L.A.; opens Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 4 (added perfs Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 8 p.m.; Sun. perfs Oct. 7 & Nov. 4, 7 p.m.). (310) 477-2055.

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