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New Dates Announced for World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Photo New Dates Announced for World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021

The Echo Theater Company's world premiere production of Poor Clare will open in October, 19 months after the originally scheduled March, 2020 opening that was shuttered by the pandemic. Echo associate artistic director Alana Dietze (Dry Land, The Wolves) is back at the helm of Chiara Atik's powerful and very funny modern spin on the medieval story of Saint Clare of Assisi.

World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Opens Echo Theater Company's 25th Annivers Photo World Premiere Of Chiara Atik's POOR CLARE Opens Echo Theater Company's 25th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

The Echo Theater Company's world premiere production of Poor Clare will open in September, 18 months after the originally scheduled March, 2020 opening that was shuttered by the pandemic.

Sacred Fools Opens West Coast Premiere Of ANTIGONE Photo Sacred Fools Opens West Coast Premiere Of ANTIGONE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2020

The Sacred Fools Theater Company is rounding out its Prime Season with the West Coast Premiere of Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine's by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Reena Dutt. Opening Friday, March 6 and running through April 11 in the Broadwater Main Stage, the show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with Sunday matinees on March 22 and 29, and April 5 at 3pm and one performance on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. 

The Echo Theater Company Will Present the World Premiere of POOR CLARE Photo The Echo Theater Company Will Present the World Premiere of POOR CLARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2020

Clare is just a regular noblewoman living in medieval Italy, trying out hairstyles and waiting to get married... until a man named Francis starts ranting in the courtyard. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Poor Clare, a play by Chiara Atik about what happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you - and you can't look away. Alana Dietze (Dry Land, The Wolves) directs for a March 14 opening, with performances continuing through April 20 at Atwater Village Theatre. Three 'pay what you want' previews take place on March 11, March 12 and March 13.

Photo Flash: First Look at Elan Ensemble's SEVEN in Los Angeles Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Elan Ensemble's SEVEN in Los Angeles
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019

ELAN Ensemble has announced its upcoming production of Seven, a new adaptation of the documentary play. Under the direction of Natsuko Ohama with movement direction by Stephanie Shroyer, the production opened on Saturday, November 23, at 8pm and run through December 16 only at the Atwater Village Theatre.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From the World Premiere Production of FRUITION Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From the World Premiere Production of FRUITION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2019

Theatre of NOTE closes its 2019 season with the world premiere of Fruition, by Alexis DeLaRosa, directed by Lauren Smerkanich.  Fruition will preview Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at 8pm. It will open on Thursday, November 7 at 8pm and run through Saturday, December 7 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.  

Elan Ensemble Will Present SEVEN At Atwater Village Theatre Photo Elan Ensemble Will Present SEVEN At Atwater Village Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019

ELAN Ensemble has announced its upcoming production of Seven, a new adaptation of the documentary play. Under the direction of Natsuko Ohama with movement direction by Stephanie Shroyer, the production is set to open on Saturday, November 23, at 8pm and run through December 16 only at the Atwater Village Theatre.

BOB'S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY Returns to Atwater Village Theatre Photo BOB'S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY Returns to Atwater Village Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2019

For nearly two & one-half decades, Bob's Holiday Office Party has earned a solid cult following with audiences and critics alike! Playwrights Joe Keyes and Rob Elk are proud to bring back the longest running Holiday hit, Bob's Holiday Office Party. Now in their 24th year, the hilarious and irreverent comedy has become a vital part of every Christmas season in Los Angeles since 1995. Eleven performances will be at The Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90039.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles Presents The World Premiere Of CHARLOTTE STAY CLO Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles Presents The World Premiere Of CHARLOTTE STAY CLOSE
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles (EST/LA) presents the world premiere of CHARLOTTE STAY CLOSE, a¬†new play by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt, directed by Jonathan Mu√Īoz-Proulx.

Theatre Of NOTE Presents World Premiere Of FRUITION Photo Theatre Of NOTE Presents World Premiere Of FRUITION
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2019

Theatre of NOTE closes its 2019 season with the world premiere of Fruition, by Alexis DeLaRosa, directed by Lauren Smerkanich.  Fruition will preview Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at 8pm. It will open on Thursday, November 7 at 8pm and run through Saturday, December 7 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.    

BWW Review: An Effective HANDJOB Delivers Photo BWW Review: An Effective HANDJOB Delivers
by Gil Kaan - Sep 8, 2019

The Echo Theater Company presents a stunning world premiere of Erik Patterson's HANDJOB. Echo Theatre's artistic director Chris Fields quite ably directs his talented cast, as two sets of actors alternately depict the scenario of a curious, middle-aged gay man hiring a shirtless housekeeper/cleaner for a session of cleaning, leering and lusting. Patterson's very witty and smart script of clever puns and sharp observations gets even more witty and even smarter after a big reveal, that I won't be spoiling.

Erik Patterson's HANDJOB Comes to The Echo Photo Erik Patterson's HANDJOB Comes to The Echo
by Julie Musbach - Aug 2, 2019

When a gay writer hires a man to work as a a?oeshirtless cleaner,a?? homophobia, racism and issues of consent bubble to the surface in the world premiere of Handjob, an outrageous comedy by Erik Patterson. Chris Fields directs the Echo Theater Company production, set to open on Sept. 7 for a seven-week run through Oct. 21. Three a?oepay what you wanta?? previews take place on Sept. 4, Sept. 5 and Sept. 6.

Photo Flash: First Look at Coeurage Theatre Company's SAMSARA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Coeurage Theatre Company's SAMSARA
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the first production of its 10th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles premiere of Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by Rebecca Wear. Opening is set for Saturday, May 11, at 8:30pm. Samsara will play through June 1 at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.

Theatre of NOTE Presents ROOTS: AN EVENING OF WORLD PREMIERE SHORTS Photo Theatre of NOTE Presents ROOTS: AN EVENING OF WORLD PREMIERE SHORTS
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2019

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts,by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Phinneas Kiyomura, Erik Patterson, and Bill Robens, directed by Lee Hannah Conrads.

Theatre Of NOTE Presents ROOTS: AN EVENING OF WORLD PREMIERE SHORTS Photo Theatre Of NOTE Presents ROOTS: AN EVENING OF WORLD PREMIERE SHORTS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2019

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts,by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Phinneas Kiyomura, Erik Patterson, and Bill Robens, directed by Lee Hannah Conrads. ROOTS: An Evening of World Premiere Shorts is an evening of four wonderfully strange world premiere short plays, written by four accomplished Theatre of NOTE-grown playwrights, which together usher audiences through the complexity of the human condition. 

Coeurage Theatre Company Presents SAMSARA By Lauren Yee Photo Coeurage Theatre Company Presents SAMSARA By Lauren Yee
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the first production of its 10th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles premiere of Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by Rebecca Wear. There will be one preview performance on Friday, May 10, at 8:30pm, and opening is set for Saturday, May 11, at 8:30pm. Samsara will play through June 1 at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.

EST/;LA Presents MOVING ON: The One-Acts 2019; Opens May 3 Photo EST/;LA Presents MOVING ON: The One-Acts 2019; Opens May 3
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019

Moving On: The 2019 One Acts features a mix of established playwrights and exciting, emerging younger talent. Here's the program:

Ammunition Theatre Company Presents BRAIN PROBLEMS Photo Ammunition Theatre Company Presents BRAIN PROBLEMS
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

Ammunition Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of Brain Problems, a new comedy by Malcolm Barrett directed by Bernardo Cubria. Opening is set for Friday, April 26, at 8pm, at The Pico in West Los Angeles. The engagement will continue through May 19 only.

STUART LITTLE Opens March 16 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo STUART LITTLE Opens March 16 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2019

Each year, Sierra Madre Playhouse presents a show especially for young audiences. In 2019, the show is Stuart Little, innovatively staged with puppets, projections and original music. Performances for school field trips start on March 11 with over 3000 tickets sold, but the Playhouse will present a limited number of performances to the general public as well, with an official public opening on March 16. The play is ideal for audience members aged 4 to 10, but their entire families can enjoy it as well.

Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES Photo Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents THE WOLVES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2019

Fierce. Funny. Intense. The Echo Theater Company opens its 2019 season with theLos Angeles premiere of The Wolves, the debut play by "playwright to watch" Sarah DeLappe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alana Dietze (Dry Land) directs for aMarch 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. Pay-what-you-want previews begin March 13, and performances continue through April 22.

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