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Stage Raw: Much Ado


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Stage Raw: Much Ado

Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin are featured in Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' production of Much Ado About Nothing, which opens Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Check back late Monday/early Tuesday for the review.


For a list of all shows being reviewed over the weekend, press the More tab directly below. Photo by Ed Krieger

Check back late Monday/early Tuesday for reviews of the following productions:

THE ANIMALS AND ME Vinnie Torrente's play about "the rights of all mankind, as seen through the eyes of animals.". Raven Playhouse, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Dec. 12, plays411.com/theanimals. (323) 960-7726.

BULLSHOT CRUMMOND AND THE INVISIBLE BRIDE OF DEATH Ron House's sequel to his 1972 comedy Bullshot Crummond. Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; opens Dec. 10; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Jan. 16, bullshotisback.com. (800) 595-4849.

CAUGHT David L. Ray's study of the controversy over same-sex marriage. Zephyr Theater, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 26, 7 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 2, 7 p.m.; thru Jan. 23, (No perfs Dec. 24-25 & 31.) CaughtThePlay.com. (800) 595-4849.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Ruskin Group Theatre takes on the legend of 17th-century French dramatist/duelist Savinien de Bergerac. Ruskin Group Theater, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Jan. 23. (310) 397-3244.

INSPECTING CAROL Daniel Sullivan's holiday comedy about a Midwestern regional theater company and their attempt to mount A Christmas Carol. Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Jan. 2, (No perf Dec. 24.) thegrouprep.com.. (818) 700-4878.

ISLAND OF BRILLIANCE Dawn O'Leary's story of a college gal and her low-IQ sister. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Jan. 16. (310) 822-8392.

JULIA Vince Melocchi's study of 50-year-old love. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice; opens Dec. 11; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru Jan. 30. (310) 822-8392.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING William Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City; opens Dec. 12; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; thru Dec. 19. (213) 628-2772.

REMEMBERING THE LADIES Karen Cadle International presents the multi-media event starring British entertainer Toni Morrell. (In the Forum Theatre.). El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m.; Wed., 8 p.m.; thru Dec. 29, (No perf Dec. 25.). (866) 811-4111.

THE SANTALAND DIARES The Blank Theatre Company presents David Sedaris' solo play, performed by Nicholas Brendon. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Dec. 19. (323) 661-9827.