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5 Small Theatres Worth Checking Out

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Recently CBS named their picks for five great small theatres in Los Angeles. Picking from the numerous 99-seat houses in town, their editors chose The Actor's Gang in Culver City, Circus Theatricals at The Hayworth, Elephant Theatre Company at the Elephant Stages, Sacred Fools Theatre in Hel-Mel, and Theatre 68 in East Hollywood for standing out among the bigger venues and for representing theatre in a movie-biz town.

Curiously absent from their short list are a number of popular small venues, including any in the city's purported theatre neighborhood, NoHo Arts, which is home to several theatres. Haven't sat in one of the 99-or-fewer seat theatres lately? Check out our theatre coverage, or mark your calendars for June 16-26, 2011, when the Hollywood Fringe Festival celebrates small theatre in a big way for the second year.