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Is being presented by Ruskin Theatre Gropu and is among the productions being reviewed this weekend. Check back on Monday for reviews of all seen over the weekend. You can find a list of them by clicking the More tab directly below. Photo by Agnes Magyari

Also, an ambitious project by a local theater company made it onto the upcoming L.A. Weekly cover. That'll be online Wednesday evening, and in print on Thursday.

Check back on Monday for reviews of the following productions:


Eleven new plays in 12 days, presented by Alive Theatre. Hotel

Lafayette, 528 E. Broadway Ave., Long Beach; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru

Sept. 11, alivetheatre.org.

ALL MY SONS Arthur Miller's classic American

drama. Ruskin Group Theater, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica; Fri.-Sat.,

8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Oct. 2. (310) 397-3244.

CHESS IN CONCERT Music by Benny Anderrson and Bjorn

Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice. MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A.;

Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Aug. 29. (323) 960-7735.

KARMA, THE MUSICAL “The '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s

flash by as an older woman travels back in time to stop her younger

self from making the stupid mistakes that have ruined her life,” by

Susan C. Hunter and Les Oreck. Write Act Theater, 6128 Yucca St., L.A.;

Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Aug. 28. (323) 469-3113.

MACBETH Zombie Joe's Underground presents

Shakespeare's tragedy. ZJU Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North

Hollywood; opens Aug. 20; Fri., 11 p.m.; thru Sept. 10. (818) 202-4120.

MASTER CLASS Terrence McNally's story of opera diva

Maria Callas. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon

Blvd., Topanga; Sat., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sat.,

Aug. 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat.,

Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 25, 4 p.m..

(310) 455-3723.

ON THE VERGE Eric Overmyer's story of three

“pre-feminists” on safari. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St.,

Long Beach; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Sept. 18. (562)


SAD HAPPY SUCKER Lee Kirk's absurdist study of

anxiety. Lyric-Hyperion Theater, 2106 Hyperion Ave., L.A.; opens Aug.

20; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Sept. 10,


A WITHER'S TALE Troubadour Theater Company mixes Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

with soulful tunes by Bill Withers. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr.,

Burbank; opens Aug. 20; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.; thru Sept. 26.

(818) 955-8101.

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