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GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES

Rogue Machine Theatre • Los Angeles

Through August 4 – A Saturday matinee to catch the L.A. premiere of Rajiv Joseph's 2010 two-hander gets an added dimension of drama as two alternates step in for the first time during the extended run of the hit production, directed by Larissa Kokernot at Theatre/Theater.

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STUPID FUCKING BIRD

The Theatre @ Boston Court • Pasadena

Through July 27 – Aaron Posner's new adaptation of The Seagull, directed by Michael Michetti, reinvigorates theater while it revives Chekhov's classic about longing for love and significance.

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THE COUNTRY HOUSE

Geffen Playhouse • Westwood

Through July 13 – Visual and performance achievements in Dominque Serrand's current staging remind us that the theater is our secular sanctuary in which to explore both the secular and devout.

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RECENTLY CLOSED


STONEFACE

Pasadena Playhouse • Pasadena

Closed June 29 – French Stewart is a natural for Buster Keaton in this enlargement of Sacred Fools' 2012 hit. Vanessa Claire Stewart's script seems lost in the transition, though Stewart and some magic with some pre-recorded film are magical.

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TARTUFFE

South Coast Repertory • Costa Mesa

Through June 8 – Visual and performance achievements in Dominque Serrand's current staging remind us that the theater is our secular sanctuary in which to explore both the secular and devout.

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PRAY TO BALL

Skylight Theatre Company • Los Feliz

Through May 25 – Does a dramatist with beliefs need to watch how much of his heart is in his art? With subjects both contemporary and ageless, this world premiere, directed by Bill Mendiella, is an important first play by Amir Abdullah.

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DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING

Kirk Douglas Theatre • Culver City

Through June 1 – Under Neel Keller's empathetic, restrained direction, Kimber Lee's world premiere is exciting in its non-linear, time-fragmenting approach.

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