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Stage Raw: More Awards Fallout

THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS

NOTE: THE WEEKEND'S NEW REVIEWS WILL BE POSTED BY MIDNIGHT!

MORE AWARDS FALLOUT

Amidst his gracious email received earlier this week, French Stewart stands up for more talent neglected by L.A. Weekly Awards committee. I quote the following excerpt with his permission:

"How is it that Voice Lessons is not nominated for wardrobe? Laurie Metcalf fashioned a "cameltoe" out of spandex.  Maile Flannagan sported dirty underwear with her beautiful blocky body and I wore bike shorts and a "Steven Segal Style Indian Sweater."   Take that, Bob Mackie!  What the fuck, Steven? What the fuck?"

We are chastened.

For a list of productions being reviewed this weekend, press the More tab directly below.

RACHEL ROSENTHAL COMPANY PERFORMS THIS WEEKEND

Tohubohu! Extreme Theater Ensemble (inspired by Jean-Lois Barrault's comcept of "Total Theatre" and Antonin Artaud's "Theatre of Cruelty") perfs Fri.-Sun., February 19-21, 8:30 p.m. at Espace DbD, 2847 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90034. $20 (310) 839-0661 or tickets here

DICIEMBRE

Teatro en el Blanco of Santiago, Chile presents Guillermo Calderon's drama about a near-future war in the Andes. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles at REDCAT, 631 W. Second Street, downtown; Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 24 - 27, 8:30 p.m. (213) 237-2800. More info here

PRODUCTIONS SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW THIS WEEKEND
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THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Ifa Bayeza's civil rights drama about the
1955 murder of an African-American teen. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain
Ave., L.A.; opens Feb. 20; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru March 20.
(323) 663-1525.

LOVELL: BARBRA'S WEDDING Daniel Stern's comedy about Barbra Streisand's
Malibu neighbors. Second Stage Theater, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.;
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 2 p.m.; Sun., March 7, 2 p.m.; thru
March 7, www.barbraswedding.com. (866) 811-4111.

CELADINE Charle Evered's bawdy comedy with spying, swordfighting
and crossdressing. Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank; Sun., 2 & 7
p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; thru March 7, www.colonytheatre.org.
(818) 558-7000.

CALLIOPE ROSE Bill Sterritt's mythological comedy. Studio/Stage, 520
N. Western Ave., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru March 7. (323)
463-3900.

DIGGING UP DAD Cris D'Annunzio's story of his father's mysterious
death. Ruskin Group Theater, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica; Fri.-Sat., 8
p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru March 20. (310) 397-3244.

DUAL CITIZENS Polish actress/puppeteer Anna Skubik and her
Bulgarian-American partner Anthony Nikholchev star in this comedy-drama's
American premiere. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A.;
Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.; Sun., March 14, 7 p.m.; Sun.,
March 28, 7 p.m.; thru March 28. (310) 477-2055.

DITCH Taylor Coffman's "humorous look at the trials and tribulations of
love.". Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.;
Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Feb. 28, www.plays411.com/ditch. (323) 960-7787.

THE FIRST LADY World-premiere opera about Eleanor Roosevelt. Music by
Ken Wells, libretto by Ken Wells, Gayle Strauss, Rick Roudebush and Matt
Wells. NPI Auditorium, UCLA, 720 Westwood Blvd., L.A.; Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30
p.m.; Sun., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 27,
7:30 p.m.; Wed., March 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 7, 2 p.m.. (310) 794-3711.

SLAUGHTER CITY
Naomi Wallace's labor drama set in a unionized meat
factory. Son of Semele, 3301 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; opens Feb. 19; Fri.-Sat.,
8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Mon., 8 p.m.; thru March 15.

THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty
star in Frank D. Gilroy's family drama. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave.,
L.A.; opens Feb. 21; Sun., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 &
8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m.; thru March 21. (213) 628-2772.

WIT Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning cancer drama. Crossley
Terrace Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., L.A.; opens Feb. 19; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.;
Sun., 2:30 p.m.; thru March 28. (323) 462-8460.


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