NEW THEATER REVIEWS
THIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE ON THE L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS
LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT IN BOLIVIA
The homeless advocacy theater troupe, Los Angeles Poverty Department, has been touring Bolivia for two months with a stage production of Agentes y Activos, and is presenting Matt Mayes' documentary film of that tour Wednesday, Apil 7, 7-9 p.m. at G727 Gallery 727 South Spring Street. (213) 627-9563. There is no admission charge and free street parking after 6 p.m.
Agentes y Activos is based on a U.S. House of Representatives investigation into whether Nicaraguan Contras were able to smuggle cocaine in to California with CIA knowledge.
"The film features the magnificent larger than life landscape of the Bolivian Andes and the on stage and on the road discoveries of our traveling cast and crew of seventeen: LAPD'ers & our Boliviano collaborators from the The Escuela de Arte y Talentos."
PRODUCTIONS SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW THIS WEEKEND:
THE ARSONISTS Max Frisch's absurdist comedy. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S.
Sepulveda Blvd., L.A.; opens April 3; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru
May 23. (310) 477-2055.
THE DRAWER BOY Michael Healey's tale of two friends. Theatre 40 at
the Reuben Cordova Theater, 241 Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills; Wed.-Sat., 8
p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru April 25. (310) 364-0535.
GETTING FRANKIE MARRIED . . . AND AFTERWARDS Written by Horton
Foote. Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; opens April 2;
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru May 15. (323) 882-6912.
THE MYSTERY PLAYS Robert Aguirre-Sacasa's collection of ghost stories.
Knightsbridge Theater, 1944 Riverside Dr., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2
p.m.; thru April 11. (323) 667-0955.
THE RAINBOW ROOM Sara Kumar's true story of "Myxedema Madness.".
Theatre Unlimited, 10943 Camarillo Ave., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.;
Sun., 3 p.m.; thru April 11...
RICHARD AND FELIX: TWILIGHT IN VENICE Written by Cornelius Schnauber,
translated from the original German by Tom Schanuber. (Downstairs in the
Great Scott Theater.). MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8
p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru April 25. (323) 957-1152.
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SURVIVAL EXERCISE A play by Don Ponturo, set in a corporate conference
room. Elephant Space Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; opens April 2;
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.; thru May 2,
TEA AT FIVE Cissy Conner is Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's
biographical showcase. Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia
Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; thru May 2,
tea-at-five.com. (800) 838-3006.
THE TEMPEST Shakespeare's play, presented by Action! Theatre
Company. Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru
April 17. (323) 463-3900.
THERE IS TRUTH, LOVE IS REAL Doug Oliphant's music-video-like
production about a musician's journey to fame. Flight Theater at The
Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Thurs.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; thru April
11, http://brownpapertickets.com/event/99650. (323) 465-0383.