This Weekend in Theatre: Gilda Radner, A Caged Boy and Canned Peaches
There’s something for everyone in LA theatre scene this week: old stuff, new stuff and stuff that’s just out there.
Canned Peaches in Syrup
The Furious Theatre Company presents this post-apocalyptic comedy, where two tribes of humans remain: cannibals and vegetarians. “Can star-crossed lovers Rog and Julie cross tribal lines?! Can Rog's taste for flesh be suppressed?! Can Julie deny her parents' "meat is murder" mantra?! And, who exactly is Blind Bastard? A lone can of peaches in syrup holds their fate...and the fate of all mankind.” Whoa.
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. (800) 595-4849. Tickets are $15-25. Opens Saturday at 8 pm. Runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7:30 pm until Nov. 10.
Bunny Bunny...Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy
Alan Zweibel's “Sort of Romantic Comedy” focuses on his 14-year relationship with comedienne Gilda Radner – from their first Saturday Night Live meeting to her death from ovarian cancer.
Hudson Guild Theatre. 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 960-5774. Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door. Runs Tuesdays and Wednesday nights at 8 pm until Oct. 31.
Ethan Strong spent his childhood in a cage, a victim of his mother's ruthless abuse and neglect. Capitalizing on that experience, he’s turned into a self-help guru. During an out-of-town conference, his old ghosts come creeping back, and he finds himself entangled in the lives of a missing girl and her vengeful sister.
Bootleg Speakeasy (Lobby of the Bootleg Theater). 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 389-3856. Tickets are $15. Opens Oct. 8 at 8:30 pm and runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 pm until Nov. 14.
Jerry Quickley: Un-Embedded
This is a limited engagement of KPFK host and LA-based poet Jerry Quickley. In his solo work Un-Embedded, based on his first-hand experiences an independent reporter in Iraq, he plays a number of characters illustrating a society ravaged by war.
REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 631 W. 2nd St.., LA. (213) 235-2800. Tickets are $20-$25. Runs Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and Sunday at 3 pm.
The Good Doctor
Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," made its debut on Broadway in 1973 and is based on short stories written for a Russian newspaper by Anton Chekhov. They're thematically related by a character who sometimes introduces the pieces and sometimes participates in them.
Sierra Madre Playhouse. 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 626-256-3809. Tickets are $20. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. (No performance on Oct. 7).