The latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS are embedded within this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; also, see this week's THEATER FEATURE on Elephant Man at Andak Stage Company


Groundlings Enchanted Forest is one of 11 plays being reviewed this week. Photo courtesy of The Groundlings

Check back here on Monday afternoon for the latest NEW THEATER REVIEWS of Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes at the Pasadena Playhouse; Cymbeline at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum; Cole Porter's Red Hot and Blue! at The Whitefire Theatre in North Hollywood; Chris Covics' makover of Macbeth, here called The Sticking Place at The Unknown Theatre; A Grand Guignol Cabaret at the Gardner Stages in Hollywood; Michael Patrick Spillers Always and Forever at Casa 0101 in East L.A.; Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code at the Chandler Studio Theatre; Joe DiPietro's Over the River and Through the Woods at the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre; Lope de Vega's Madness in Valencia presented by Sacred Fools Theatre Company; and NeedTheater's production of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, at the Imagined Life Theater.

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Company of Angels presents an evening of scenes, monologues and songs “woven together to create a kaleidoscope of life from the 'other' downtown.

“In that gap between a skid row reality and the real estate

developers vision for a revitalized downtown stand the low income,

often homeless men and women who for decades, have relied on the safety

net provided by the flop houses and the L.A. Streets.

Tony Gatto and Eyvette Jomes co-direct. Company of Angels inside The

Black Box at the Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring Street (corner of 5th)

Third Floor, downtown. Tickets here


The hoofer-singer legend's birthday was May 23, but on Sunday afternoon, the company she co-founded, Theatre West, is throwing a birthday party for her starting 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Music Box at the Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 851-7977 or buy tickets here.


Metamorphosis Theatre Company and the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy present a one-night showing of Elizabeth Wong's Letters to a Student Revolutionary at National Center's headquarters, 111 North Central Avenue, downtown. Tickets here


The Celebration Theater presents a one-night only reading of Patricia Loughrey's Dear Harvey: Stories of Harvey Milk Sunday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

To make reservations, email here., or call the theatre at (323) 957-1884.


Women In Theatre (WIT)

seeks nominations for individuals (men and women) and/or organizations,

groups and theatres who have demonstrated extensive support and

involvement in the live theatrical arts throughout greater Los Angeles.

This applies administratively, creatively, educationally, promotionally

and philanthropically in service to a wide range of the live performing

arts from acting to administration, comedy to construction, dance to

design, puppetry to poetry and more. A secondary consideration (not

required, but a plus) is demonstrated support for increasing the

opportunities for women in the live performing arts. The 2009 Red

Carpet Awards Luncheon will be held Saturday October 17 at The Castaway

in Burbank.

Nominations must be in written form and postmarked by June 1, 2009

and mailed to –Women In Theatre, Red Carpet Awards, 11684 Ventura

Blvd. #444, Studio City, CA 91604.

Nomination submissions should include–

1. Contact information for both the nominee and the nominator;

2. A letter or statement of reasons for the nomination;

Other supporting materials such as resume, backgrounder, press

releases, clippings, testimonials that add support to the nomination.

Consider nominating those that have entertained, served, inspired, and educated.

WIT is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit established in 1978. For additional information call the WIT Hotline 818-763-5222.

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