Stage Raw: West

Stage Raw: West
The LATEST NEW REVIEWS
are embedded in this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS

Also, see the current STAGE FEATURE on Adeline's Play at the Powerhouse

ECLIPSED in rehearsal

Bahni Turpin and Miriam F. Glover in rehearsals for the West Coast premiere of Danai Guria's Eclipsed, playing September 13 to October 18 at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Guria's story of women caught in the crossfire of Liberia's Civil War premiered at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, D.C. Photo by Craig Schwartz

WEST

Steven Berkoff's rarely-produced play about London street-gangs plays at Venice's Electric Lodge,  tonight through August 23; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.

For a listing of shows being reviewed over the weekend, plus more local stage happenings, press the Continue Reading tab directly below:

PRODUCTIONS BEING REVIEWED THIS WEEKEND:

Brenda Varda's Liquid at the Unknown Theater in Hollywood; West Coast Ensemble's staging of Brian Christopher Williams' Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins; Troubadour Theater Company's Oedipus the King, Mama! at the Falcon; Chekhov's The Seagull, at ArtWorks; Stephen Adly Guirgis' In Arabia We'd All Be Kings at the Alive Theatre in Long Beach; Neil LaBute's one-acts The New Testament and Helter Skelter, at Hollywood's Open Fist Theatre; Francisco Castro's My F-ing Wedding presented by Above the Curve at the Actors' Workout Studio in North Hollywood; also at the Actors' Workout Studio, Eric Berlin's Babes & Brides; Groundlings Space Camp at the Groundlings; and Al Cowart, Jr.'s one-acts, Influences of the Spirit at the Village Theater in South L.A.

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE

The Actors' Gang presents its production (prior to its international tour) of Daniel Berrigan's docudrama about the 1968 trial of two Catholic priests and seven Catholic activists who protested the War in Vietnam August 27-30 only; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (Sunday perf tickets $250, includes post show gala hosted by Tim Robbins)

Upcoming Events

DIRTY

The Comedy duo, So Fresh and So Clean (Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Joshua Silverstein) perform their latest show, Dirty, tonight and tomorrow, 9 p.m. at Sacred Fools in east Hollywood.

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ: MAKING GOOD

Upright Cabaret presents excertps from Schwartz's new opera Seance on a Wet Afternoon!, with Lauren Flanigan, Valarie Pettiford, Matt Cusson, Nathan Lee Graham and more. August 23, 7:30 p.m.at the Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, in Hollywood. Tickets
here.

CREATIVE PROVOCATEURS, VOL. 1

Performances by Antwone Fisher and Tina Andrews, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 p.m. at Highways.  Friday: "Charlotte Sophia" and "Uh-Uh!: Part 1;  Saturday: "Finding Fish" and "Uh-Uh!: Part 2

ART SCRAMBLE: A THEATRE UNLEASHED VARIETY SHOW

Monday, August 24, 8 p.m., stand-up, sketch comedy, live music and more. The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Tickets here. Or (818) 849-4039

X REP SPEAKERS SERIES

Parminder Nagra, Dave Lyons, Kunal Nayyar and others in a panel discussion on "the rising influence of international artists on the Hollywood scene, the challenges they face in working in the U.S. and the global inplications of their continued success." August 27, 7-10:30 p.m.at 1581 Industrial St., Los Angeles 90021.


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