THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS
Echo Theater Company's production of Matthew Benjamin and Logan Brown's new play is among the shows being reviewed this weekend. For a complete list press the More tab at the bottom of this section Photo by Cathryn Farnsworth
L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ONLINE TICKETING NOW OPEN
for the March 29 ceremony at the El Rey. If you're a nominee, you're entitled to one comp ticket. Guests need to purchase tickets. There is no reserved seating, and groups and friends will not be separated by militia, police, security staff or any other form of authority. You can purchase tickets here or call (888) 878-9651. If you're still confused about the theater awards, email me here or call me at (310) 574-7208.
I EAT PEOPLE FOR BREAKFAST Steven Alan Green performs his own play about showbiz at the Attic Theatre, 5429, W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, Sat., Feb. 27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 11 a.m. (323) 525-0661. (Half off for any patron who comes to the theater dressed as Jerry Lewis)
PRODUCTIONS SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW THIS COMING WEEKEND:
ARTEL: KHARMFUL CHARMS OF DANIIL KHARMS With its Victorian-esque subtitle, "A Theatrical Incident with Curious Music, Unfamiliar Singing and Improbable Dancing" the Kharmful Charms of Daniil Kharms returns from last year's successful workshop in an expanded theatrical dance performance., $24-$28. Artworks Performance Space, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; thru March 20. (800) 838-3006.
BROADS World premiere musical about the ladies of a Florida retirement home, book by Jennie Fahn, music and lyrics by Joe Symon. (In the Forum Theater). El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru April 4. (818) 508-4200.
CAVE QUEST Les Thomas' story of a video gamer looking for inner peace who tracks down a legendary American Buddhist nun in a Tibetan cave. East West Players, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., L.A.; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru March 14. (213) 625-7000.
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Interact Theatre Company presents the con-man musical comedy based on the 1988 film. NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; thru March 21. (818) 508-7101.
FORGIVENESS David Schulner's world premiere about a bride-to-be's buried family history. Black Dahlia Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.; opens Feb. 27; Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.; thru March 28...
LOBBY HERO Kenneth Lonergan's murder mystery about a hapless security guard. Pacific Stages, 2041 Rosecrans Avenue #170, El Segundo; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; thru March 14. (310) 868-2631.
LOVE BITES - VOL. 9 The Elephant Theatre Company's annual short-play festival. Elephant Theatre Lab, 1078 Lilian Way, L.A.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru March 14, www.plays411.com/lovebites. (323) 960-4410.
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OEDIPUS EL REY Luis Alfaro's gritty re-telling of Sophocles' Oedipus nRex. Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena; opens Feb. 27; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru March 28. (626) 683-6883.
TORRID AFFAIRE Theatre Unleashed presents Andrew Moore's sex comedy. Sherry Theatre, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru March 6...
WIREHEAD The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of a new play by Matthew Benjamin and Logan Brown. Stage 52 Theatre, 5299 W. Washington Blvd., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru March 14. (800) 413-8669.
(YOU'VE NEVER SEEN) FIGHT CLUB?!? Zombie Joe's Underground presents Amanda Marquardt's re-imagined urban fantasy. ZJU Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; opens Feb. 26; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m.; thru March 20. (818) 202-4120.