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UPCOMING EVENTS
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(Most recently updated: Jan. 18, 2021)


STREAMING: Now
thru Jan 31, 2021:
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Storage Run
— Pee-Wee’s Playhouse meets Choose Your Own Adventure meets classic holiday fare in this new, interactive holiday experience from designer collective Rogue Artists Ensemble. With just a few weeks remaining until the holidays, Mike becomes trapped and alone in a tangled web of Rogue storage — or so it seems. Boot up and plug in to a story of computer age connection and holiday whimsy, and help Mike on a quest to send a message to the world. Will you help? Y/N? Your choices build a singular and unlikely friendship and unlock a “holiday-tastic” adventure, all from the safety of your computer. Using an interactive video platform, you will face multiple branching paths with hundreds of unique combinations and puzzles, and receive virtual downloadable gifts along the way. Pay-What-You-Can ($20 suggested per person); Pre-purchased entries receive a special emailed gift; https://www.rogueartists.org/storage-run.

STREAMING: Friday, Jan.29 at 7:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 p.m. ET:
Bold Faced Secret: Going the Distance
Echo Theater Company creates laughs and breaks hearts with its monthly online hour of curated personal stories. This month’s theme is “Going the Distance.” Storytellers were invited to submit stories about a time they got where they were going, or a time they didn’t. About getting lost, giving up, finding their way, falling seven times and getting up eight. About the New Year and the distance ahead; the old year and the distance behind; the distance between them and the ones they love. About the distance that can be measured, and the distance that can’t. About a time they couldn’t but did, or a time they just couldn’t. About crossing borders; crossing lines; far-off places; last stops; the end of the road. About home: going, leaving, staying or finding. FREE; Get the Zoom link at www.EchoTheaterCompany.com.

STREAMING: Jan 31 thru Feb 28, 2021:
Hi, Are You Single?
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Ryan J. Haddad has a higher sex drive than you. He also has cerebral palsy. You can often find him on Grindr or at your local inaccessible gay bar. Join Ryan on his search to find love. Or a date. Or at least a hookup. From encounters with drag queens to platonic lap dances, Ryan will guide you through the gay dating scene with his provocative take on intimacy, rejection, and judgment. His one request? Please bring an attractive male friend with you. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company are excited to play “wingman” together as they present Haddad’s celebrated autobiographical solo show. Streaming on demand from 9:01 p.m. PST, Jan. 31 / 12:01 a.m. EST, Feb. 1 through 8:59 p.m. PST / 11:59 p.m. EST, Feb. 28, 2021. Virtual tickets are $20 and are available for advance purchase now. Go to woollymammoth.net.

STREAMING: Feb. 25 thru March 31, 2021:
UnRavelled
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Art, music and science intersect in this new drama by award-winning playwright Jake Broder (Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara), set to receive its virtual premiere sponsored by the Global Brain Health Institute, based at the University of California, San Francisco; and Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland. Based on true events and incorporating research and interviews conducted by Broder as a Hellman Visiting Artist at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, UnRavelled explores the fascinating connection between the work of Canadian painter Anne Adams (1940–2007) and French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), both of whom suffered from the same rare brain disease. Two live seminars featuring experts in the field — including Dr. Bruce Miller, who diagnosed Adams — will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, immediately following the initial 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET stream; and Wednesday, March 3 immediately following the stream beginning at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. GMT. Streaming is free at www.UnRavelledPlay.com.

PODCAST SERIES available NOW:
The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles
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Can’t travel? Here’s your chance to get to know Los Angeles, and for Angelenos to explore their own city: Antaeus Theatre Company presents a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code. Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of L.A. from the safety of your home. Hosted by two-time Audiofile Award-winner Ramón de Ocampo and featuring original music by Ellen Mandel, the series is available at www.antaeus.org, or wherever you get your podcasts.

PODCAST SERIES available NOW:
What the Deaf?!
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What does it mean to be Deaf? No question is off limits in this new podcast. Two young Deaf women, co-hosts Sarah Tubert and Carly Weyers, invite you to explore and share their journeys of dating, working and living in a hearing world, where their voices are in their hands. Available for listening and/or viewing in ASL at www.whatthedeaf.com or wherever you get your podcasts.

AUDIO THEATER available NOW:
The Thanksgiving Play

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Liza Weil
(Gilmore Girls, How to Get Away with Murder) and Josh Stamberg (Drop Dead Diva, Parenthood, The Affair) star in the newest L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording, a biting satire by newly-named MacArthur Fellow Larissa FastHorse. A roast of well-meaning political correctness, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story in the comedy-crosshairs: Three “woke,” white thespians are tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving, while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps. The cast also features LATW regulars Ellis Greer and Mark Jude Sullivan. Directed by Rosalind Ayres, the LATW recording includes a virtual interview with playwright Larissa FastHorse by LATW producing artistic director Susan Albert Loewenberg. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER available NOW:
Life on Paper

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Sarah Drew
(Grey’s Anatomy, upcoming Freeform drama Cruel Summer) and Seamus Dever (Castle) star in the L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of an inspired-by-a-true-story play by Kenneth Lin. How much is one life worth? When a billionaire dies in a plane crash, a forensic economist butts heads with a small town actuary over the exact value of one man’s life The cast also features Kevin Daniels (Coop and Cami Ask the World, Council of Dads, Modern Family), Summer Spiro (Platonic) and Mark Jude Sullivan (Michael Wakins). The recording was directed by Rosalind Ayres. Life on Paper, a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays, with lead funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER:
Release date – Jan. 27:
Extinction

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Sarah Drew
and Seamus Dever are back, alongside Joanne Whalley (Daredevil on Netflix, The White Princess on Starz, Showtime’s The Borgias), in Australian playwright and newspaper columnist Hannie Rayson’s play about the urgent need to combat man-made climate change to protect biodiversity. A zoologist in Australia gets funding to save an endangered species from the very company that threatens its existence. Will this deal with the devil allow her to save the species, or will it destroy her entire life’s work? Extinction is directed by Martin Jarvis and is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded Relativity Series of science-themed plays. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER: Release date – March 10:
BUMP
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What not to expect when you’re expecting! Based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage, Chiara Atik’s comedy spans time and space in an effort to grapple with the mystery and the miracle of maternity. Rosalind Ayres directs Ana Ortiz (Hulu’s Love, Victor; Ugly Betty; Devious Maids), Herbert Sigüenza (Culture Clash) and Alma Martinez (Gentefied, The Terror) in the L.A. Theatre Works recording, a Relativity Series science-themed play. Also in the cast are Lucy DeVito, who was in the original cast of Bump, as well as Anna Lyse Erikson, Anna Mathias, Andre Sogliuzzo, Devon Sorvari, Inger Tudor and Moira Quirk. According to The New York Times, “In centuries-spanning ‘Bump,’ it’s always Labor Day… If you are pregnant, if you have been pregnant, if you have resulted from a pregnancy, you will probably find [Bump] very funny… If you are a mother, “Bump” is guaranteed to give you flashbacks as to how you became one.” $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER: Release date – April 26:
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

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Best known for his work with performance troupe Culture Clash, Herbert Sigüenza is also a visual artist. In this one-man tour-de-force based on Picasso’s writings, Sigüenza takes on the role of the legendary artist, inviting the audience into Picasso’s private studio for an intimate and revealing weekend as he prepares to deliver six new works to a buyer on Monday morning. The San Francisco Chronicle calls the show “Touching and provocative… funny… [a] thoroughly engaging portrait of boundless genius in a flawed man.” The release of the L.A. Theatre Works recording marks the anniversary of the bombing of Guernica, the inspiration for what is perhaps Picasso’s most famous painting, which took place on April 26, 1937. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER: Release Date – May 5:
For Us All
and No-No Boy
L.A. Theatre Works is proud to release two new recordings sponsored by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library. In the L.A. Theatre Works-commissioned For Us All by Jeanne Sakata, the world premiere of a remarkable true story, an experienced civil rights lawyer teams up with a group of young Japanese-American attorneys to use a little known legal writ to overturn the convictions of men unjustly sentenced for resisting the Japanese-American internment. While the government uses every tactic to make the case go away, the lawyers and their defendant, Fred Korematsu, insist on nothing short of justice. No-No Boy, Ken Narasaki’s adaptation of the novel by Japanese-American author John Okada, is set during the aftermath of the U.S. government’s incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast. In the play, Ichiro returns to Seattle, where he struggles to transition into post-war life. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER: Release Date – June 2:
A Good Day at Auschwitz

The extraordinary true story of Abe, a man that playwright Stephen Tobolowsky met at his synagogue. Abe was a fellow of great humor and heart who not only survived three years at Auschwitz — certainly the worst place on earth — but fell in love there. Abe’s life speaks to the resilience of the human spirit, renewal and hope, even when there seems to be none. This L.A. Theatre Works recording stars Alan Mandell as Abe and Stephen Tobolowsky as himself. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

AUDIO THEATER: Release date – June 30:
World premiere
of The Murder on the Links
In this new, L.A. Theatre Works-commissioned adaptation, by the BBC’s Kate McAll, of the Agatha Christie “whodunit,” detective Hercule Poirot receives an urgent letter from Paul Renauld, summoning him to France. When he arrives, Poirot and his companion Hastings find they are too late to save M. Renauld, as he now lies dead, face down in a grave on the edge of the golf course he was building. Certain facts do not add up, and the case is further complicated by the discovery of another body, which has apparently been stabbed in an impossible way. $20 at www.latw.org, or subscribe to the L.A. Theatre Works 9-play Digital Season for $150.

 

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