Stephanie Beatriz and Onahoua Rodriguez in Octavio Solis' ethereal drama, Lydia, now in rehearsal at the Mark Taper Forum. Swirling around a Latino family in 1970s El Paso, it focuses on a 17-year old woman left spastic from a car accident, and a new caregiver, who emerges as her mirror, like a mirror between the United States in Mexico. Previews begin April 2. Photo by Carol Rosegg
LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
The city's most established awards ceremony turns 40 this Monday, with its latest incarnation being held at the El Portal, 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood. Hosted by Vicki Lewis and Wenzel Jones, performers include Jake Broder and Vanessa Claire Smith, Troubadour Theater Company, and presenters include Jodi Carlisle, Mary Jo Catlett, Loretta Divine, Maripat Donavan, Betty Garrett, Ellen Geer, Jacqueline Kim and Camille Savoila. Tickets here.
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WORLD CITY PERFORMANCES
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater and the Eletfa Hungarian Folk Ensemble (music and dance from Transylvania and Hungary) perform on Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. at Disney Hall, downtown. Tickets and info here.
SING FOR THE CURE
Florence Henderson joins Vox Femina Los Angeles as narrator for a song-cycle devoted to breast cancer survivors. Wilhsire United Methodist Church, 4530 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. (310) 922-0025 or here.
DOUGLAS PLUS: DARWIN
Center Theater Group's excursion into on-site and experimental theater continues with two public performances of Darwin "an adventure for all ages". March 14, 10:30 a.m. ant 2 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City. More info here.
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THE ILIAD AT CALTECH
Aquila Theatre Company turns Homer's epic tale of Achilles and the Trojan Wars into a saga of the Normandy Invasion during WWII. Friday, March 13, 8 p.m. at Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena (626) 395-4652.
BENEATH THE VEIL
"A slice of life in the Middle East we rarely see and makes our time there hard to shake off." Mary Apick and Gigner Perkins' tale chronicls of group of women bound by the traditional Muslim headpiece. Monday night, March 16, 8 p.m., one night only at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood. Tickets here