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LA Theater geeks, rejoice! Three quirky shows are running at local theaters until mid-August.
Precursor to professional curmudgeons like Larry David, Denis Leary, Lenny Bruce and H.L. Mencken, journalist Ambrose Bierce made everyone see the humor in misanthropy. TV regular John Billingsley brings the famous 19th Century pisspot and provocateur to life in “Bitter Bierce, or the Friction We Call Grief,” now playing at the Zephyr Theater in conjunction with Bonita Friedericy’s one-woman show, "Miss Margarida's Way," about a schizo 8th grade schoolteacher with fascistic leanings.
Both plays run in rep from July 15th through August 22nd. The Zephyr Theater is located at 7456 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Call (323) 860-9860 for reservations.
Meanwhile, The Evidence Room presents "Hildy Hildy in ‘Three Feet Under.'" Hildy Hildy is a spin off from a character sketch conceived at New York's Cucaracha Theatre. Directed by Los Angeles comedian Taylor Negron, “Three Feet Under” takes Hildy and Bob back to Hildy’s hometown to visit her mother (Joanna Cassidy) and sister Pinky (Kate Flannery), where they own and operate the local pet cemetery. The visit provokes emotional upheaval among the three women as Bob imbibes custom cocktails proffered to him by Pinky’s husband Dale (Michael Louden) in the embalming room.
The show runs from July 15th to August 8th. The Evidence Room is located at 2220 Beverly Blvd (at Alvarado) in Los Angeles. Call (213) 381-7118 for reservations.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.