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Arts and Entertainment

This Week in Theatre...

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Now why would you want to spend your hard-earned dough this weekend on a flick about Chuck and Larry when you can see live, local theater? Here are LAist's five picks for this weekend...

Do Do Love
Diana lives alone on disability baking cupcakes in her Burbank studio. Her landlord wants to get her out of the apartment and so sends a hottie of a handyman to disrupt her life and up her rent. The handyman has secrets too and he and Diana form a tenuous bond as they slowly reveal themselves.

Open Fist Theatre. 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 323.882.6912. Tickets are $15. Opens Monday at 8 pm. Runs Mondays and Tuesdays until Aug. 21 and on Saturdays Aug. 11 and 18 at 11 am.
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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
The Bible’s most notorious traitor is on trial in this “serio-comedic courtroom thriller about the consequence of choice and the limits of forgiveness.”

Lutheran Church of the Master. 10931 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA. 323.525.0070. Tickets are $15-$20. Runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm until Aug. 26.

Hurricane Season
Three plays compete each weekend in a short-play competition. The winners are showcased during the final weekend.

Eclectic Company Theatre. 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets $15. 818.508.3003. Opens Friday at 8 pm and runs Fridays at Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm until Aug. 19.

Molière Plays Paris
This comedy celebrates the life and times of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière - one of the greatest comedic French playwrights and actors.

Knightsbridge Theatre L.A. 1944 Riverside Drive, LA. 323.667.0955. Tickets are $25. Opens Saturday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm until Aug. 26.

Dracula
This take on Bram Stoker's classic horror tale focuses on the collage of letters, journal entries and diaries left behind by Dracula's victims. And, what better venue can you ask for than a play performed outside in beautiful Topanga Canyon?

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Tickets are $20-$25. 310.455.3723. Opens Saturday at 8 pm and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm until Sept. 29. (No show on Aug. 31.)