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(Most recently updated: Sept. 26, 2022)

Sept. 30 – Oct. 16 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.; Sept. 28 & Sept. 29):
World premiere of Desert Stories for Lost Girls
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Latino Theater Company partners with Native Voices at the Autry, the only Equity theater company in the country dedicated to developing and producing new plays by Native artists, to present a haunting and lyrical rumination on identity, family and colonialism over generations by Lily Rushing. When 18-year-old Carrie moves in with her grandmother, she is thrown into a world of memory and mystery that unearths her family’s Genízaro identity — shining a light on a dark, bloody and little-known period in the history of the American Southwest.  Latino Theater Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center (The LATC), 514 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $22-$48; (213) 4890994; www.latinotheaterco.org

Oct. 1 – Oct. 22, 2022 (Saturdays @ 2 p.m.):
Saturday Explorer Series
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The 2022 edition of 24th Street Theatre’s annual Explorer series returns with four unique, family-friendly storytelling events curated by multiple award-winning director and producer Matthew McCray. Sat. Oct. 1: Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey, written and performed by Elizabeth Liang; Sat. Oct. 8: The Good Boy, written and performed by Michael Bonnabel; Sat. Oct. 15: Forgotten Heroes, Stories that Sing, written and performed by Victoria Burnett; Sat. Oct. 22:, Pieces of Me?, written and performed by Joe Hernández-Kolski. Appropriate for all ages, best enjoyed by kids 6-10 and their families; $10 per show for the entire household, or all four shows for $24; Reservations at www.24thstreet.org

Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2022 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 7 p.m.):
World premiere of To the Bone
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Sometimes you get thrown a curveball. Open Fist Theatre Company presents a darkly funny comedy about family, baseball, genetics — and the unexpected vagaries of life. Twenty years after the Red Sox lost their chance at the pennant when a Yankees fan bounded onto the field in the ninth inning to void what would have been the game-winning out, Sisters Kelly Moran and Maureen Dugan still live on the “Irish Riviera” south of Boston, where they were known as “hard girls” back in high school.Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $15-$30; (323) 882-6912;
www.openfist.org

Oct. 5 – Oct. 27, 2022 (Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 8 p.m.):
World premiere of Mother Sisters
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Makaela Vogel’s docudrama based on interviews she conducted with her eight aunts. Looking back over their varied and fascinating lives, these women affirm the strength and transformative power of their bond as sisters and female travelers of the late 20th century. Echo Theater Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $10, 310-307-3753; www.EchoTheaterCompany.com

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 9 @ 7:30 p.m.:
Dear Margaret Sanger
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
presents a staged reading of a new musical exploring the history of birth control and women’s continued struggle for reproductive freedom from acclaimed singer/songwriter Inara George, Grammy nominated composer Larry Goldings, and writer and director Jennifer Chang. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$42; (310) 455-3723;
www.theatricum.com

Oct. 14 – Nov, 13, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 3 p.m.):
West Coast premiere of Daddy Issues

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How far will a gay guy go to please his Jewish parents? Mr. and Mrs. Moscowitz are in denial about their son’s gay lifestyle, disapprove of his career choice, and question his flair for decoration. To get his family to stop kvetching, Donald needs a son. With the help of his ballsy best friend Henrietta and rising drag queen Levi, Donald hires the ten-year-old kid from downstairs. What could go wrong? David Goldyn’s fast-paced comedy takes audiences on a rollicking, risqué ride to remind us just how far we’ll go for family. “A treat no matter which team you play for… the rare show that would go over equally well in a gay nightclub and Miami retirement home… it would be meshugenah to miss it.” — Orlando Weekly. The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038;$30$50;
daddyissuestheplay.com

Oct. 14 – Nov. 20, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.; previews Oct 13 & Oct. 14 @ 8 p.m.):
West Coast premiere of (Un)Documents
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Award-winning actor and poet Jesús I. Valles takes us on a journey across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find their place in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. In doing so, they create a new kind of documentation written with anger, fierce love, and the knowledge that what makes us human can never be captured on a government questionnaire. (Un)Documents is a multiple B. Iden Payne Award winner for outstanding actor in a drama (Valles), outstanding director of a drama (Rudy Ramirez) and outstanding original script. Latino Theater Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center (The LATC), 514 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $22-$48; (213) 4890994; www.latinotheaterco.org

Oct. 21 – Nov. 6, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Oct. 19 & Thursday, Oct. 20 @ 8 p.m.):
Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor
In this two-time Tony-nominated screwball comedy, culture-climbers in provincial but pretentious Cleveland are threatened with embarrassment when “Il Stupendo,” the Italian tenor they’ve imported to sing Pagliacci, may prove to be indisposed (or even worse) at the last minute. In this quintessential farce replete with six slamming doors and a phone that never stops ringing, members of the Cleveland Opera Company frantically try to keep the show going when the star can’t go on. The antics accelerate at full tilt, with one case of mistaken identity after another in this hilarious combination of slapstick, word play, romance and great opera music. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Oct. 22 – Nov. 13, 2022
(Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; previews Oct. 16 – Oct. 21; no Saturday matinee on Oct. 22):
Radio Golf
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In the final installment in Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” decade-by-decade exploration of the Black experience in 20th century America, a Black mayoral candidate on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime must choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Wednesday, Nov. 2 & Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 @ 8 p.m.:
My Body, My Choice
Following last summer’s triumphant readings of Lisa Loomer’s Roe and with the midterm elections upon us, The Fountain Theatre once again jumps into action to give women a voice with two evenings of staged readings of monologues commissioned by and currently running at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. Eight of America’s most exciting female playwrights share what choice means to them through the telling of fiction and non-fiction stories rooted in personal experience — theirs or a friend’s. Because this is a time when women need to tell their stories. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029; $20; (323) 663-1525;
www.fountaintheatre.com

Nov. 3 – Dec, 3, 2022 (Thursdays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.):
La Vie en Rose
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Her fans can’t bear to say goodbye! Responding to popular demand, Grammy award-winning chanteuse Julia Migenes re-opens her farewell series of concert performances for five additional weeks. Join Migenes for this evening of French chansons by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferre, Jacques Brel, Michel Legrand and others. Accompanied on piano by Peter White and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak. (All songs performed in French.) Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $25-$40; (310) 477-2055 x2;
www.OdysseyTheatre.com

Nov. 5 – Nov. 18, 2022 (Saturday, November 5 @ 7 p.m.; Sunday, November 6 @ 4 p.m.; Friday, November 11 @ 7 p.m; Saturday, November 12 @ 7 p.m.; Sunday, November 13 @ 4 p.m.; Friday, & November 18 @ 7 p.m.):
World premiere of Warrior Queen Anahit the Brave
Imagine Theatre presents a new family-friendly musical inspired by an Armenian fairy tale. Filled with song, multi-media, interactive elements and spectacle, the story of Anahit’s transformation from peasant rug weaver to sword-wielding Queen of the Armenian Highlands is sure to empower girls and transfix boys ages six and up. Imagine Theatre, L.A.’s theater for young audiences, at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank, CA 91502; $20-$30; (818) 649-9474; imaginetheatreca.org

Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m
Staged reading of The Amateurs
When does a crisis destroy us, and when does it open new frontiers? A Noise Within’s “Noise Now” community engagement series presents a one-night reading of this wildly inventive and funny new work exploring the evolution of human creativity in a dark age. An intrepid troupe of pageant players races across medieval Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death. The arrival of a mysterious outsider sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script… and soon the 14th century plague begins to look like another, more recent one. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Nov. 13 – Dec. 5, 2022 (opens Thursday, Nov. 10 @ 8 p.m.; thereafter: Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 3 p.m.; previews begin Nov. 6):
World premiere of Smile
A 17-year-old Latinx girl forms a complicated relationship with her guidance counselor following an incident of violence at her affluent school. Set in 1992, the first “Year of the Woman,” Smile opens IAMA Theatre Company’s 15th anniversary “Jubilee” season celebrating work by women, people of color, LBGTQA and other marginalized artists. Playwright Melissa Jane Osborne and director Michelle Bossy, both IAMA ensemble members, explore the ways we learn to silence trauma and the repercussions to those around us. IAMA Theatre Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $35; 323-380-8843;
www.iamatheatre.com

Friday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.:
La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin
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L.A.’s Latino Theater Company returns to Downtown L.A.’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin, the company’s signature holiday pageant that has taken place annually since 2002. Featuring over 100 actors, singers and indigenous Aztec dancers as well as children and seniors from the community, La Virgen is the City of L.A.’s largest theatrical holiday production. Join the tens of thousands who have become transfixed by the story of Juan Diego, a simple peasant to whom the Virgin Mary appeared on four occasions in the mountains of Tepeyac near Mexico City in 1531. Adapted for the stage by Evelina Fernández from the mid-16th century text The Nican Mopohua and performed in Spanish with English subtitles, the pageant has been covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles HOY, Univision and Fox News among many others. Latino Theater Company at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; FREE (premium seating available for $45); www.latinotheaterco.org

Dec. 3 – Dec. 22, 2022:
A Christmas Carol
A Noise Within’
s critically acclaimed, delightfully festive, musically merry stage adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel has become a Los Angeles tradition with its innovative staging, whimsical costumes, original music and boundless good cheer. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Dec. 13 – Dec. 20, 2022 (Tuesday, Dec. 13; Wednesday, Dec. 14; & Tuesday, Dec. 20, each @ 7:30 p.m.)
Latina Christmas Special
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A Noise Within’s “Noise Now” community engagement series celebrates the holidays with three performances of an American comedy of Latina proportions. You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by three acclaimed Latina comedians. When these three sassy BFFs get together, they down plenty of tequila and dish about everything from moms to cucarachas (cockroaches) to Farrah Fawcett, and share their funny and intimate stories of childhood Christmas “dramas” that make them uniquely American, undoubtedly Latina and, most of all, friends. Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal)! A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.:
63rd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

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The three-time Emmy Award-winning L.A. County Holiday Celebration joyously returns to The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to celebrate its 62nd anniversary with a free, live in-person holiday spectacular. The annual event will feature over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures that make up L.A. Once again, PBS SoCal will host a live broadcast of the event that has been a Los Angeles holiday tradition since 1959, while KCET will be airing the program twice on Christmas Day. Those who can’t make it to The Music Center on Dec. 24 can watch the broadcast live on PBS SoCal or online at pbssocal.org. Tickets to the in-person event are free and available on a first-come-first-seated basis. (Advance reservations not accepted — doors open at 2:30 p.m; line forms around noon.)The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012; FREE; More information at
www.HolidayCelebration.org

Feb. 11– March 12, 2023 (Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; previews Feb. 5–Feb. 10; no Saturday matinee on Feb. 11):
Much Ado About Nothing
Sworn to a life solo, Beatrice and Benedict are each determined to evade Cupid’s quiver of arrows, employing against one another rapier wit to defend against what everyone else already knows—that they are hopelessly, desperately in love! Romp, romance, and potential catastrophe collide in William Shakespeare’s fast-moving and irresistibly hilarious comedy. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

Feb. 17 – March 5, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Feb. 15 & Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 8 p.m.):
tick, tick…BOOM!
International City Theatre
opens its 2023 “Embracing the Future” season with a pop/rock musical by Jonathan Larson about the courage it takes to follow your dreams. Exhilarating, funny and moving, this semi-autobiographical work about an aspiring composer trying to write the great American musical before time passes him by offers a revealing look at the man who would go on to posthumously receive three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for his groundbreaking musical, Rent. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

March 3 – April 3, 2023 (Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Sept. Feb. 26-March 2):
Los Angeles premiere of Love and Information
Antaeus Theatre Company presents an exciting new work by boundary-pushing playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls), directed by Emily Chase (Eight Nights). Where does true love lie? How does information interfere with or enhance our existence? Meet over a hundred unique characters engaged in dozens of scenarios where human connection couldn’t be more critical. Antaeus continues their exploration of Churchill’s trailblazing canon with this fast-moving, often hilarious kaleidoscope of a play. Antaeus Theatre Company at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205; $40; (818) 506-1983; www.Antaeus.org

April 1– April 23, 2023 (Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews March 26–March 31; no Saturday matinee on April 1):
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Set in a South American prison cell in a country under authoritarian rule, two polar opposites discover that love may spring in the most unlikely of places. Poignant and chilling, funny and sensual, Manuel Puig’s pinnacle creation runs the thrilling gamut of fantasy, danger, and finally—eternal hope. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

April 15 – June 18, 2023 (Fridays, Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; Mondays @ 8 p.m.):
Picnic
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents William Inge’s sensual, passionate and delightfully funny classic, directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca with an all Black American cast. On a balmy Labor Day in the American Heartland, neighbors are getting ready for the annual picnic. But when a young drifter comes into town and stirs up the emotions of small-town beauty Madge Owens, friendships are pushed to the limits. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $32-$37; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com

April 28 – May 14, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27 @ 8 p.m.):
West Coast premiere of Under the Skin
Lou needs a kidney. Yesterday. His daughter Raina’s got one to spare, but she’s also got issues. (Plenty of these.) Like, how come the sonofabitch had sex with so many women who weren’t her mother? Time leaps backward, forward and sideways. Secrets get aired and truths revealed in this lively, unpredictable comedy by Michael Hollinger (Opus, Ghost-Writer) that asks what we owe our parents and our children. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

May 13– June 4, 2023 (Fridays @ 8 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.; previews May 7 –May 12; no Saturday matinee on April 1):
The Book of Will
A Noise Within
presents a love letter to William Shakespeare and a life in the theater by Lauren Gunderson. In this unforgettable but true story of love, loss, and laughter, the year is 1619—three years after the death of William Shakespeare. Hit hard by the death of their friend and mentor, two of his colleagues become passionately determined to immortalize his work in what is to become the first printed collection of his plays. They’ll just have to borrow, beg and band together to get it done. A Noise Within, 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 353-3100; www.anoisewithin.org

May 18 – June 12, 2023 (opens Thursday, May 18 @ 8 p.m.; thereafter: Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 3 p.m.; previews May 14-17):
World premiere of The Bottoming Process
Rodney To directs a dark comedy by fellow Filipinx artist Nicholas Pilapil starring Lucille Lortel Award-winning, multiple Drama Desk Award nominated actor George Salazar (Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief). Two writers who meet at WeWork fall in love — or something like it. One is a famed novelist, and the other is a nobody who’s mostly funny on Twitter. One is nearing middle age, and the other is flailing through their twenties. One is White, and the other is definitely Not. As they mate, date and cohabitate, they grapple with issues of race, sex, power and the model minority myth, all to find out who’s really on top. IAMA Theatre Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $35; 323-380-8843;
www.iamatheatre.com

June 9 – June 25, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, June 7 & Thursday, June 8 @ 8 p.m.):
Into the Breeches!
“We Can Do It!” So said Rosie the Riveter, and so say the women of Long Beach in Into the Breeches!, a vibrant new comedy by George Brant. It’s 1942, and the leading men of the local theater company in Long Beach, CA are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the theater’s season opener: an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front, or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

June 16 – July 17, 2023 (Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews June 11-15):
The Tempest
Antaeus Theatre Company
presents Shakespeare’s final fantasy-romance, directed by Nike Doukas (The Hothouse). Delve into Shakespeare’s world of magical beings, magnificent storms, grandest love and epic betrayal. Classically trained actors, iconic words — seen and heard as never before. Antaeus Theatre Company at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205; $40; (818) 506-1983;
www.Antaeus.org

Aug. 25 – Sept. 10, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Aug. 23 & Thursday, Aug. 24 @ 8 p.m.):
World premiere of Exit Wounds
International City Theatre
presents a story of healing, hope and compassion by Los Angeles playwright Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word in Guyanese for Me, Closely Related Keys). The Gold Medallion winner of the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, Exit Wounds looks behind the “ripped from the headlines” sensationalist story of a horrific tragedy to explore its effect on three generations of the perpetrator’s family. How do you find redemption when someone you love has committed a terrible crime? Can the families of the evildoers ever live a normal life again, or are they forever defined by the actions of one member? International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Oct. 20 – Nov. 5, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Oct. 18 & Thursday, Oct. 19 @ 8 p.m.):
Deathtrap
Just in time for Halloween, International City Theatre presents Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated, gasp-inducing comedy thriller. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit… but he’s never been that fond of sharing credit. “Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little, it’s good for you.” – Cue magazine. Jamie Torcellini directs. International City Theatre, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

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