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Theater Listings 

For the week of Oct. 19-26

Friday, Oct 19 2007
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Theater Listings

For the week of Oct. 19-25

Opening This Week

ALWAYS . . . BUT NOT FOREVER Hanry Jaglom’s divorce story. EDGEMAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica; opens Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 5:30 p.m.; thru Dec. 9. (310) 392-7327 or www.­edgemarcenter.org.

. . . B4 I WAKE Rock & roll horror tale, by Barry Rowell. THEATRE OF NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 19, 11 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.; thru Nov. 17. (323) 856-8611 or www.theatreofnote.com.

BIRDY Study of the social impact of war, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton. LOUNGE THEATRE, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 11. (323) 472-0200.

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GODDESS Dorothy Spirus’ one-woman comedy. FOUND THEATER, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20, 8 p.m. (562) 433-3363.

CITY KID, THE MUSICAL Urban musical about a new kid who wants to fit in, book and lyrics by Adrienne Anderson, music by Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff. HUDSON BACKSTAGE THEATRE, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 25. (323) 960-7863 or www.citykidthemusical.com.

THE FORTUNE TELLER “Edward Gorey meets Tim Burton” in Erik Santo’s marionette show. UCLA FREUD PLAYHOUSE, Macgowan Hall, Wstwd.; Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. (310) 825-2101.

¡GAYTINO! Dan Guerrero’s solo show. LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER, Theater 4, 514 S. Spring St, dwntwn.; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. (323) 461-3673.

THE ILLUSTRATED MAN Tobias Andersen’s one-man adaptation of Ray Bradbury stories. RUBICON THEATER, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura; Thurs.-Fri, Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 27, 2 & 8 p.m. (Part of the Ray Bradbury festival, thru Sun., Oct. 28.) (805) 667-2900.

THE JOLLY ROGER A pair of lawyers, a sexy businesswoman, a cop gone bad and a drug kingpin mix it up in Louis Felder’s play. MET THEATRE, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Hlywd.; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 17. (323) 957-1152.

KING LEAR/THE SEAGULL The classics by Shakespeare and Chekhov. ROYCE HALL, UCLA, Wstwd.; opens Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; in rep, call for info; thru Oct. 28. (310) 825-2101 or www.UCLALive.org.

THE LAST SCHWARTZ Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Yarzheit story. ZEPHYR THEATER, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A.; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Dec. 16. (323) 852-9111.

LOUDER! FASTER! FUNNIER! Sketch comedy by 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors. GTC BURBANK, 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank; opens Thurs., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 11. (818) 754-4500.

THE LOVE TALKER Cody Henderson’s thriller about two sisters isolated in the woods versus a sensual, all-powerful entity and his wild-child succubus. HUB THEATER, 5245 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd.; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Nov. 17. (323) 960-5775 or www.plays411.com/lovetalker.

MAN IN THE BELLY OF A SLAVESHIP (FROM ANGOLA TO ANGOLA) International performance collective Hittite Empire’s view of African-American culture. HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20, 8:30 p.m. (310) 315-1459 or www.highwaysperformance.org.

“MASTER HAROLD” . . . AND THE BOYS Athol Fugard’s South Africa story about a white teenager and his black servants. COLONY THEATRE, 555 N. Third St., Burbank; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (818) 558-7000.

THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO Filipino migrant worker falls in love with his pen pal, adapted by Lonnie Carter from the short story by Carlos Bulosan. LOS ANGELES THEATER CENTER, Theater 2, 514 S. Spring St, dwntwn.; Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 25-27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. (323) 461-3673.

SOBRIETY, MATRIMONY AND OTHER ALTERED STATES Belinda Waymouth’s solo show. LOUNGE THEATRE, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; perfs Tues.-Wed., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 7 (no perf Oct. 31). (310) 986-1953.

SPELLCASTERS One-woman sorceress musicals, Queen Mab’s Mandatory Bridal Shower and The Last Words of Sycorax, by Elise Dewsberry. SECRET ROSE THEATER, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hlywd.; Sun., Oct. 21 & 28, 3:30 p.m. (866) 811-4111.

TAKING SIDES Ronald Harwood’s examination of the denazification trial of conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler. SIDEWALK STUDIO THEATRE, 4150 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake; opens Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (800) 838-3006.

TOM, DICK AND HARRY Ray and Michael Cooney’s adoption farce. INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; opens Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.; perfs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Nov. 18. (562) 436-4610.

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Reviews by Paul Birchall, Lovell Estell III, Mayank Keshaviah, Deborah Klugman, Steven Mikulan, Steven Leigh Morris, Amy Nicholson, Tom Provenzano and Neal Weaver.

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