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This Week in Theatre: Mt. Olympus, the Groundlings and 365 Plays

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There's an eclectic mix of comedy, drama and spoken word in this week's theatre picks.


Shut Up and Eat Your Groundlings The Groundlings’ latest sketch show hits the stage this weekend.

Groundlings Theater. 7307 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 934-4747 ext. 37. Tickets are $21.50. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 8 and 10 pm until Nov. 24.
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L.A. Voz
L.A. Voz (Los Angeles Voice) is a series of spoken word events and poetry. This Saturday night showcases Soundtrack to the Struggle I, featuring writer/performers Jerry Quickley (KPFK); KeyKool of the Visionaries, Denizen Kane, Gina Loring, Josh Silverstein, Skim, DJ Suprema One.

THE NEW LATC, Theatre 2, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. (323) 461-3673. $15. Students $10. Sat., Nov. 3 at 7 pm only.

Liberating Jesus
Leonard Jacobson’s one-man show focuses on a returning Jesus. According to the press materials: "It is an event in consciousness. It will either inspire and enlighten you, and delight you, or it will disturb you. It is very powerful. If you are a Christian who adheres rigidly to traditional beliefs, you probably should NOT attend this play.”

Edgemar Center for the Arts. 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.(800) 838-3006.Tickets are $20. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm until Nov. 11.

This is a playreading of Olympus by Katherine James. This epic play with music drops in on a dysfunctional family living on top of Mt. Olympus (and not the one in Hollywood Hills): Zeus and the fifteen mothers of his nearly countless children.

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The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-2322. Tickets are free, but donations are accepted. Runs Sunday (Nov. 4) only at 2 pm only.


365 Days/365 Plays: Final Performance
The culmination of Suzan-Lori Parks 365 Days/365 Plays experiment of writing a play a day for a year happens on Nov. 6

Marina Pavilion in the California Plaza. 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7599. Free. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 pm. Reservations are recommended.