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Theater Listings 

For the week of October 19-25

Sunday, Oct 14 2007
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Opening This Week

ANON Kate Robin’s story of a man, his cat, and his cat’s therapist. STAGE 52 THEATRE, 5299 W. Washington Blvd., L.A.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; indef. (800) 413-8669.

BAGGAGE CLAIM An angry and bitter past must be resolved, in Michael Foley’s play. GARDNER STAGES, 1501 N. Gardner St., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 28. (323) 243-1890.

CARNIVALE OF THE UNASSUMING Tongue in Chic*ana’s tale of a young woman who wanders into a creepy carnival. CASA 0101, 2009 E. First St., E.L.A.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 4. (323) 263-7684 or www.myspace.com/tongueinchicana.

THE CHICAGO CONSPIRACY TRIAL Re-enactment of the 1969 trial of the “Chicago 8” after riots at the Democratic National Convention, by Ron Sossi and Frank Condon. ODYSSEY THEATRE, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., W.L.A.; opens Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; perfs Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Dec. 16 (no perf Nov. 22; call for other exceptions). (310) 477-2055.

CRIMES OF THE HEART Beth Henley’s drama. LONG BEACH PLAYHOUSE, Studio Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; opens Fri., Oct. 12; call for schedule; thru Nov. 24. (562) 494-1014.

DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS A young boy enters an Internet chat room and embarks on a catastrophic journey, in Carlos Murillo’s play. BOSTON COURT THEATRE, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena; opens Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (626) 683-6883.

DISPLAYS OF AFFECTIONCarnality by Mark Loewenstern, Riches by Lee Blessing. AVERY SCHREIBER THEATER, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 11. (323) 960-5571 or www.plays411.com/affection.

EENIE MEANIE Teresa Willis’ one-woman show about “conditioned racism.” OPEN FIST THEATER, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Mon., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.; perfs Mon.-Tues., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 13 (no perf Oct. 23). (323) 882-6912 or www.openfist.org.

THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE Philip Ridley’s “malevolent comedy of libidinous manners.” CELEBRATION THEATRE, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (323) 957-1884 or www.celebrationtheatre.com.

THE FORTUNE TELLER Erik Sanko’s macabre marionette spectacle. UCLA FREUD PLAYHOUSE, Macgowan Hall, Wstwd.; opens Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; schedule varies, call for info; thru Oct. 28. (310) 825-2101.

FULL MOON BLUES Linda Hopkins stars as the owner of an L.A. blues club, in Dwayne F. Alexander’s play. JEWEL’S CATCH ONE, 4067 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.; opens Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; perfs Sat. & Thurs., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 10. (323) 960-1052 or www.plays411.com/fullmoonblues.

THE GOD COMMITTEE Mark St. Germain’s hospital debate. CROSSLEY TERRACE THEATRE, 1760 N. Gower St., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Nov. 18 (added perfs Oct. 20 & 27, 2:30 p.m.). (323) 462-8460.

LETTING GO Four-part drama depicting a variety of emotional challenges, by Elisa Dyann and Candice Martin RAVEN PLAYHOUSE, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Oct. 28. (877) 714-7668 or www.ravenplayhouse.com.

LITTLE FISH Suggested by the short stories of Deborah Eisenberg, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. THE BLANK THEATRE, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (323) 661-9827 or www.theblank.com.

LOST ANGELES Gen X comedy by Caroline Treadwell. LILLIAN THEATRE, 1076 Lillian Way, Hlywd.; opens Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 18 (schedule may vary, call for info). (323) 960-7774 or www.plays411.com/taco.

LOVE LIKE BLUE Kristen Lazarian’s dark comedy about three couples breaking up and getting back together. WHITEFIRE THEATRE, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; opens Wed., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.; perfs Wed.-Thurs., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 15. (818) 759-7669.

MUSTANG SALLY Teacher has sex with her 13-year-old student, in Linda Felton Steinbaum's drama. WHITEFIRE THEATRE, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; opens Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (866) 811-4111.

OUT OF THIN AIR: TALES OF A 21ST CENTURY WIZARD Brandon Scott combines stories, magic, mind-reading, music and quantum physics. ACTORS FORUM THEATRE, 10655 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 18 (no perf Oct. 13). (818) 506-0600.

POINT BREAK LIVE! Stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves–Patrick Swayze film, by Jaime Keeling. Note: “The starring role of Johnny Utah is selected from the audience each night.” CHARLIE O’S LOUNGE, Hotel Alexandria, 501 S. Spring St., dwntwn.; opens Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; indef. (866) 811-4111 or www.CharlieOsLounge.com.

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