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(Most recently updated: May 18, 2022)


May 20 – June 20, 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews May 15–19):
Hamlet
Antaeus Theatre Company presents a new, streamlined production of William Shakespeare’s seminal revenge tragedy, with Shakespearean expert Elizabeth Swain at the helm. Following the death of his father, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his uncle now occupies the throne and the queen’s bed. Spurred by the ghost of his father and surrounded by spies, Hamlet must choose between moral integrity and vengeance. Antaeus Theatre Company at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205; $40; (818) 506-1983; www.Antaeus.org

May 26 – June 27, 2022 (opens Thursday, May 26 @ 8 p.m.; thereafter: Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 3 p.m.; previews begin May 24):
World premiere of Untitled Baby Play
In this new, IAMA-developed comedy by Nina Braddock, six women find themselves trapped on an email chain as they plan their best friend’s baby shower and simultaneously confront the existential questions that arise when contemplating whether they want to become mothers themselves. Directed by Katie Lindsay. IAMA Theatre Company @ Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $35; 323-380-8843; www.iamatheatre.com

May 27 – June 26, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.; previews May 18 – May 26):
World premiere of Sleep with the Angels
A poignant new comedy with a dollop of magical realism from Latino Theater Company resident playwright Evelina Fernández. Molly has just separated from her husband and is in desperate need of a childcare provider. Juana seems perfect for the job, and soon Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana’s magical and charming ways. But just who is Juana, really? 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

June 2 – July 16, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.):
DANCE! at the Odyssey 2022
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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble celebrates the art of dance with its fifth annual contemporary dance festival. June 2–June 12: Dancing in Snow by L.A. Contemporary Dance Company; June 17–June 19: Nepantla by Primera Generación Dance Collective; Jun 23–June 26: Metanoia, choreographed by Teresa Toogie Barcelo; July 1–July 3: Insula by Galiana & Nikolchevs The Useless Room; July 8–July 10: Let Us Bleed, Then Heal by Imprints; July 16: free community “Ball” with German choreographers deufert&plischke. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $15-$25; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com

June 8 – June 19, 2022 (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.):
André & Dorine
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If you missed it before, here’s your chance: Spain’s celebrated Kulunka Teatro returns to the Los Angeles Theatre Center with its poignant depiction of love and aging disrupted by Alzheimer’s. This Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award-winning production tells the story of an elderly couple — André with his typewriter, Dorine with her cello — and how they relive and reinvent their love together as the disease becomes a permanent part of their relationship. Three actors portray more than 15 different characters, telling the story with masks, gesture and movement, with no spoken dialogue. “A MUST SEE… this seamless, brilliantly performed piece achieves a witty eloquence and touching humanity that belies its lack of verbal text through pure creative theatricality.” — Los Angeles Times; “GO! 90 minutes of eloquence — without a word….It’s hard to imagine a more tender, more lyrical or more captivating work.” —LA Weekly; “AWESOME MASTERY OF VISION AND TECHNIQUE… One of those magical evenings in the theater that shall live with me forever” — Stage and Cinema. Presented by the 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

June 10 – June 26, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, June 8 & Thursday, June 9 @ 8 p.m.):
The Legend of Georgia McBride Casey is young and broke, with a baby on the way and the landlord knocking on his door. Now, the bar where he works as an Elvis impersonator has replaced his act with a B-level drag show. Casey is about to learn a lot about show business —and himself — in this heartfelt, feel-good, music-filled comedy by Matthew Lopez. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

June 11– Oct. 2. 2022 (check online or call for repertory performance schedule):
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Set to a rockin’ score of ’50s tunes, Shakespeare’s buoyant comedy has been re-set to 1950s small-town America during the nascent period of second-wave feminism. Things might seem picture perfect in “Small Town U.S.A”… but when opportunistic schemer and womanizer John Falstaff blows into town on his Harley and tries to woo two wealthy ladies at once, the town’s women gleefully plot his comeuppance. The outdoor amphitheater is terraced into the hillside of rustic Topanga Canyon, so dress casually and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$42; (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

June 12– Oct. 1, 2022 (check online or call for repertory performance schedule):
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Theatricum returns with its signature production, an annual event infusing Shakespeare’s beautiful language with music and song to heighten the pleasure. The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by lovers both fairy and human. Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and the enduring power of nature. The outdoor amphitheater is terraced into the hillside of rustic Topanga Canyon, so dress casually and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$42 (premium seating available for $60); (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

June 15 – June 26, 2022 (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.):
Marta Carrasco
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Spanish dancer, choreographer and performance artist Marta Carrasco returns to the Latino Theater Company with two new works: Perra de Nadie is a tale of female empowerment about a woman who belongs to no one; Jo, Dona. A Lili Elbe is Carrasco’s personal tribute to Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Carrasco’s work, which is characterized by an expressionist and grotesque aesthetic, is highly original and performed without dialogue. Presented by the 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

June 24-Aug. 13, 2022 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 7 p.m.):
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Open Fist Theatre Company
presents a provocative new production set in the Antebellum South. Intrigued by the Mechanicals’ line “That would hang us every mother’s son,” director James Fowler has moved the action from Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia circa 1855. There, with Shakespeare’s text unchanged, we enter a world where the magic of an enslaved people plays out in the lives of those to whom they remain invisible. Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039; $20-$30; (323) 882-6912; www.openfist.org

June 25 – Aug. 27, 2022 (Select Saturdays @ 8 p.m.):
Music at the Odyssey
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Bass player John Snow returns to curate, music direct and emcee Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s live Music at the Odyssey series this summer. Saturday, June 25: Music at the Odyssey Celebrates Joni Mitchell; Saturday, July 9 and Saturday, July 16: original cabaret event Wide Eyed in WonderEscapades and Serenades along Loves Trail of Longing starring Snow and multiple award-winning actor Tony Abatemarco; Saturday, Aug. 6: Music at the Odyssey Celebrates Stephen Sondheim; Saturday, Aug. 27: Music at the Odyssey Celebrates Nina Simone. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $30; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com

June 25 – Oct. 1, 2022 (check online or call for repertory performance schedule):
An “all new” revival of The West Side Waltz
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Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond) has deconstructed his script for The West Side Waltz. In the world premiere of Thompson’s newly revised, heart-filled dramedy set during the tumultuous ’80s, Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer; her sister, Melora Marshall; and daughter Willow Geer take on the roles of an aging concert pianist, her violin-playing spinster neighbor, and a would-be actress on New York’s Upper West Side.The outdoor amphitheater is terraced into the hillside of rustic Topanga Canyon, so dress casually and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$42; (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

July 9 – Oct. 2, 2022 (check online or call for repertory performance schedule):
World premiere of Trouble the Water
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Inspired by the real-life story of Robert Smalls, who escaped slavery to become an American hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal and redemption. Freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff. The outdoor amphitheater is terraced into the hillside of rustic Topanga Canyon, so dress casually and bring cushions for bench seating. Patrons are welcome to arrive early and picnic before a performance.  Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $10-$42; (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

July 23 – Sept. 11, 2022 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; Mondays @ 8 p.m.):
Los Angeles premiere of If I Forget
The Fountain Theatre presents a political and deeply personal play about history, responsibility, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Jason Alexander  directs this powerful tale, told with vicious humor and unflinching honesty by Steven Levenson (book-writer of the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen), about a Jewish family and a culture at odds with itself. “Critic’s Pick” — The New York Times; “One of the greatest Jewish plays of this century.”— DC Metro. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029; $20$40, Pay-What-You-Want Mondays; (323) 663-1525; www.fountaintheatre.com

Aug. 26 – Sept. 11, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Wednesday, Aug. 24 & Thursday, Aug. 25 @ 8 p.m.):
Valley Song
The first post-apartheid play by South African playwright Athol Fugard is a poignant and hope-filled coming-of-age story that transcends politics. A young girl seeks the courage to embrace the future while her grandfather searches for the wisdom to let go of the past. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

Sept. 1 – Sept. 29, 2022 (Thursdays @ 8 p.m.):
Under the Oaks
Theatricum Botanicum’s annual salon series offers music and performance outdoors under the California oaks in its intimate S. Mark Taper Foundation Pavilion. Thursday, Sept. 1: Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender, written and performed by Lisa Wolpe; Thursday, Sept. 8: classical music with Much Ado About Music; Thursday, Sept. 15: Stephen Sondheim Cabaret featuring the talents of Theatricum company members; Thursday, Sept. 22: Acoustic Asylum, turning some of L.A.’s best recording and touring musicians loose in an organic setting; Thursday, Sept. 29: modern classical fare influenced by progressive rock, jazz fusion and pulsing electronic music with musicians and composers The McDaniel Brothers (Marshall on cello and piano, Kellen on viola). Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290; $25; (310) 455-3723; www.theatricum.com

Sept. 3 – Sept. 25, 2022:
Rise: An Immersive Stand for Safety
Hero Theatre presents the world premiere of an ensemble-devised theatrical experience created with and directed by immersive theater artist Jack McCarthy. Commissioned by Hero Ignite, a new division of the company that serves as an incubator for original work inspired by the experiences of youth in today’s America, Rise is a dynamic and provocative work tackling themes of anti-violence, anti-suicide and gun control for high school youth. Rosenthal Theater @ Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; (323) 206-6415; www.herotheatre.org

Sept. 10 – Oct. 15, 2022 (Saturdays @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. (no matinee on Sept. 10):
World premiere of The Secret World of Archy and Mehitabel
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The story of the strangest collaboration in the history of literature: a partnership between a tiny six-legged creature whose ancestors walked with the dinosaurs, and an overworked, overwrought newspaper man in New York City. What could possibly come of it? Adapted for the stage by Dan Gilvezan from the columns by New York Evening Sun journalist Don Marquis, the tales of Archy, a cockroach with the soul of a poet, and Mehitabel, the “toujours gai” alley cat, remain as charming, poignant and relevant today as when they first delighted readers in 1916. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; $15-$30; (818) 687-8559 or www.WhitefireTheatre.com

Sept. 16 – Oct. 17, 2022 (Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays @ 8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 p.m.; previews Sept. 11-15):
Everybody
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ modern riff on the 15th-century morality play was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. Directed for Antaeus by Jennifer Chang, this is the story of “Everybody,” as we journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. Symbolizing the randomness of life and death, some of the cast are assigned roles by lottery during the show, creating a unique viewing experience each night. Antaeus Theatre Company at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205; $40; (818) 506-1983; www.Antaeus.org

Sept. 16 – Oct. 28, 2022 (Wednesdays @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays @ 7 p.m.; Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sundays & 2 p.m.):
NYC off-Broadway premiere of Our Man in Santiago
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A comic spy thriller inspired by the true story of a spectacularly failed U.S. attempt to overthrow Chile’s democratically elected leader. In this new political farce by two-time Emmy nominee and WGA award-winner Mark Wilding (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Good Girls, Charmed), the CIA enlists an inexperienced, unsuspecting agent to follow up with a last-ditch, poorly conceived and wildly dangerous effort to hasten the 1973 Chilean coup d’état. AMT Theater, 354 W 45th St., New York, NY 10036; www.OurManInSantiago.com

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
Latino Theater Company partners with Native Voices at the Autry to present a haunting ghost story by Lily Rushing. Do you believe your ancestors walk with you? When 18-year old Carrie moves in with her grandmother, Rosa, she is thrown into a world of memory and mystery that unearths her family’s story and identity—shining a light on a dark and bloody 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. 7 – Nov. 6, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 4 p.m.; previews Sept. 28-Oct. 6):
World premiere of Whittier Boulevard
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The world premiere of an original, ensemble-devised work from L.A.’s Latino Theater Company. Employing its trademark blend of comedy, drama, music, dance and theatrical magic, the company takes us to Los Angeles, 2042. Years of fires, torrential rain, anarchy and bloodshed have led to a totalitarian city-state where the elderly disappear, their stories forgotten. On the eve of her 75th birthday, faded Chicana starlet Veronica Del Rio enlists the help of her loud-mouth nurse, a kind-hearted police-man fan and a down-on-his-luck poet. Will Veronica find love before it’s too late? 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. 8 – Nov. 27, 2022 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m.; Sundays @ 2 p.m.; select Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m.):
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

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One of the groundbreaking plays of the ’60s and a continuing audience favorite, Peter Nichols’ play is an incisive, wonderfully theatrical examination of the private language of a marriage and the ways that it enriches and destroys. This semi-autobiographical portrait of a couple who must come to terms with having a disabled child is included on the National Theatre’s list of the “100 Most Significant Plays of the Twentieth Century.” Andrew Barnicle directs. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; $32-$37; (310) 477-2055 x2; www.OdysseyTheatre.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
This two-time Tony-nominated screwball comedy is filled with mayhem, high-jinx and hilarity. When world-famous tenor Tito Morelli arrives for a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, a chain-reaction of mistaken identity and mixed signals spirals out of control, leaving audiences giddy and teary-eyed with laughter. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; $37-$52; (562) 436-4610; www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

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
Adapted for the stage from an ancient Armenian myth, writer/director Armina LaManna’s empowers young girls with this tale of a young peasant woman who transforms into a fierce warrior in order to save the kingdom of Armenia. Ages 6+. Imagine Theatre, L.A.’s theater for young audiences, at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank, CA 91502; (818) 649-9474; imaginetheatreca.org

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

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