TAGGED WITH WORLD PREMIERE
Emotions run high and battle lines are drawn when family and political loyalties collide in a powerful new family drama by John Fazakerley. Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) helms a distinguished ensemble cast in the world premiere of Corktown ’57.
It’s 1985. Madonna needs one more song for her album, and our band of musical misfits are all chasing that prized cover… when they’re not too busy chasing each other. Filled with fun, nostalgia and an original 80s style score, "POP!" is a love letter to one of music's most remarkable decades.
What evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly, even the perfect ones, in playwright Mary Laws' modern, darkly comic revenge tragedy of family dysfunction. 9/17-10/24 at The Echo Theater Co., 3269 Casitas Ave., LA, CA 90039;$30, 310-307-3753; www.EchoTheaterCompany.com
Sexy adventures, awareness, and awakening in Europe. In Andrea Schell’s second solo show, a single, jobless, about to be 40, woman escapes overseas for three weeks and has one of those "Well, I had a sexual awakening and healed my sexual past in Europe" kind of experiences.
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents a taboo-bending comedy that examines the effect of modern technology on sex, intimacy and relationships in today's fast-paced society! Written by John Santo, Directed by Sebastian Muñoz and Produced by Zombie Joe.
After a series of heartbreaks, comedian and storyteller Christopher Piehler finds his own way of recovering from getting dumped: going on horseback riding trips around the world. From Ireland to Scotland to Hungary to Malibu to Australia, he falls off horses, into bogs, and back into love.
Our two one acts confront the perception of truth. In “The Whole Truth”, sequestered jurors are on opposite sides in the trial of the century, both are right. Absolutely right. And in “Cornered”, a woman is trapped by a mysterious stranger and must confront her own fears to be able to break free.
It’s been years since he disappeared, but Emily is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. in this evocative memory play by Wendy Graf. 8/20 - 9/18. Sacred Fools Theater Black Box, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA 90038, $25,(323)960-7745; www.plays411.com/becket.
After the death of his beloved grandfather, 9-year-old Chris is terrified of his own mortality. And his closet. And Christmas. Then he meets a skittish pony named Atom Ant. As two boys in the girlie world of show jumping, they learn that the world’s not as scary when you put yourself second.