CURRENTLY RUNNING


COCK

Rogue Machine Theatre • Los Angeles

through November 3 – Mike Bartlett's misleadingly-in-your-face title masks a highly charged but thoroughly civil look at one man's inability to choose between his man and his woman.

[ READ 'THERE'S ONLY ROOM FOR ONE ...' ]


RACE

Kirk Douglas Theatre • Culver City

through September 28 – David Mamet is back in form in a play about more than America's racial quagmire. Set in the conference room of a high-powered law firm, Race shows how meaningless the concept of justice becomes when getting to its ends justifies any means.

[ READ 'RACE TO THE FINISH' ]


THE TEMPEST

South Coast Repertory • Costa Mesa

through September 28 – Aaron Posner and Teller have given new life to Shakespeare's swan song, and done it in a way that may get people in and have fun with classic theater.

[ READ 'NO ILLUSION' ]



RECENTLY CLOSED


PENELOPE

Rogue Machine Theatre • Los Angeles

extended through August 17 – Enda Walsh's 2010 backdoor Odyssey puts the Trojan War hero's wife on a poolside pedestal while the final four suitors from Homer's epic vie for her hand in a modern world. A must see.

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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

extended through August 10 – 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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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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