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LAist Recommends: 'Months on End'

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"Months on End," playing at the Tre Stage on La Brea at Sunset this is a treat -- a great indie theater find with a strong script and a great cast. We attended the show last Friday where we watched 12 months of happiness and heartache unfold.

The play starts with a New Year's Eve party in January, then continues to introduce the characters, a few at a time, as we learn how their lives are intertwined. Throughout, relationships are beginning and ending, going through their tough times and their most touching moments, and the twenty- and thirtysomething characters struggle with getting past their anxieties and moving forward in their lives.

One of the best scenes is a college graduation speech gone awry. The valedictorian, standing alone on the stage, drops her note cards and puts together a patchwork speech that's in part a painfully awkward freak-out, an anti-establishment ad-lib and a slapstick moment, which had us alternately squirming in our seats and laughing out loud.