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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.

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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.

Olympus
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.

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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.