14 theater productions to see this week, Oct. 18-24


‘‘ Art is Pointless When You’re Being Whipped by a Bear’

A tragicomedy by Alisa Tangredi concerning a woman as well as her grief.

When: Runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday via Nov. 10.

Where: Loft space Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $20

Information: 818-452-3153. ‘www.loftensemble.org/shows.html ‘ In Between Waterfront and also Crazy’

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis about the tribulations an ex-cop has with his lately paroled boy, the son’s buddies, a legal action and also life in a rent-controlled New York City home.

When: Previews 8 p.m. Oct. 16-18. Opens, 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Minimum age: 16. Program runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and also 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday via Dec. 15. No 2 p.m. performances on Oct. 19 and also on Oct. 21.

Where: Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles.

Tickets: $40; $45.

Details: 323-663-1525. www.fountaintheatre.com

‘‘ Buried Youngster’

A Sound Within company stages Sam Shephard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play concerning the fragmentation of the American Dream.

When: Preview 8:00 Friday, Oct. 18; opens 8:00 Saturday, Oct. 19, 2:00 Sunday, Oct. 20

Where: 3352 E. Foothill Blvd, Pasadena

Tickets: $25-$59 (see internet site for pay what you can dates and also trainee rush information)

Info: 626-356-3121. anoisewithin.org

‘‘ Constantinople’Vista Players presents a play by Aram Kouyoumdjian about the Armenian minority in Constantinople after Globe Battle I and also 2 people who try to rescue of people abducted throughout the Armenian genocide.

When: Runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday via Nov. 2.

Where: Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $20-$40.


‘www.itsmyseat.com/constantinople ‘ The Mystery of Irma Vep– A Penny Dreadful’

The Actors Co-op presents a fright-fest play by Charles Ludlam.

When: Runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday via Nov. 10. Also, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

Where: Actors Co-op Crossley Theater, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of First Presbyterian Church), Hollywood.

Tickets: $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students.

Info: 323-462-8460. www.actorsco-op.org

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Riverside Mariinsky Ballet brings the classics to Southern California ‘ Evening of the Living Dead ‘The Team Representative presents the play adjusted by Gus Krieger, from the 1968 motion picture created by George A. Romero as well as John Russo, about seven people who defend themselves inside a farmhouse to escape from evil spirits. Minimum age: 13. No intermission.

When: Runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 10. Also, 8 p.m. Oct. 30-31.

Where: Lonny Chapman Theatre, primary stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $25; $20 ages 65 and also older and trainees.

Information: 818-763-5990. www.thegrouprep.com

‘‘ Urban Fatality Excursion of Terror– Family-Friendly Version’

A haunted cinema destination appropriate for those age 8 as well as up.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 as well as 31, and likewise 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Tickets: $16 ahead of time; $20 at the door.

Details: 818-635-9153. zombiejoes.com


‘‘ I Never Ever Saw One More Butterfly’

This Young people Theater production informs the story of Raja, a young Czech teen who is compelled into Terezin, or Thereisenstadt, a Jewish ghetto that was utilized as a stopping point heading to the Nazi extermination camp.

When: 1 as well as 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 and also other days through Oct. 27.

Where: Laguna Play house, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Coastline

Tickets: $13

Information: 949-497-2787; lagunaplayhouse.com


Violet’This play, embeded in the Deep South throughout the Civil Legal rights Motion as well as including a gospel, rock, nation and also R&B score, complies with a disfigured female on a bus journey as she looks for the help of a TELEVISION evangelist.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 as well as Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 and also other days with Nov. 17.

Where: Costa Mesa Play House, 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa

Tickets: $23-$25

Details: 949-650-5269;

‘costamesaplayhouse.com ‘ Sherlock Holmes: Below There Be Dragons’

In this opening night, Sherlock Holmes explores the instance of a fiendish awesome on the loosened in Whitechapel.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and also Saturday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 and various other dates through Nov. 3.

Where: Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano

Tickets: $22-$32 plus fees

Details: 949-489-8082; www.caminorealplayhouse.org ‘ The Canadians’2 good friends from sectarian Manitoba go

on a gay cruise, which provides among them the nerve to share his real nature to the world. When: 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2 and also 7:45 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Where: South Coast Repertory, 655 Community Facility

Drive, Costa Mesa Tickets:$31- $93 Details: 714-708-5555; scr.org

‘ Silence! The Music

!’It’s the Orange Region premiere of this self-described”

‘smutty, bawdy, vulgar tribute”to

the Oscar-winning 1991 movie “Silence of the Lambs. “Note: Meant for fully grown audiences. When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 and various other dates with Nov. 10 Where: STAGEStheatre, 400 Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton Tickets:$30-$32 Information: 714-525-4484; stagesoc.org RIVERSIDEAREA ‘ The Experiences of Sherlock Holmes’ Hemet supper cinema Play With Your Food commemorates the well-known sleuth in this play that integrates the short stories”A Rumor in Bohemia,””The Adventure

of the Speckled Band,””The Adventure of the Adversary’s Foot”and also “The Experience of the Dance Male.

“The dish includes an option of salmon, roast beef or chicken. When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 25-26; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 as well as 27. Where: 140 N Buena View St., Hemet Tickets:$42 Details: 951-663-8491,  playwithyourfoodhemet.com SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY ‘ Young Frankenstein’The musical based on the Mel Brooks classic comedic take on Monster involves the Imaginative Arts Cinema in Victorville. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday as well as Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

. Where : High Desert Center for the Arts

, 15615 8th St., Victorville Tickets:$16;$14 for students, elders and also armed forces Info: 760-963-3236;  creativeartstheater.com

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