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This Weekend in Theatre: Evel Knievel, Sex and Suburban Slackers

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It may be a tad chilly outside -- it's 68 degrees, break out those parkas! -- but LA's theatre scene is heating up. Here are LAist's five theatre picks for the week:


Evil Knievel, the Rock Opera
Yes, the stunt-daredevil motorcycle master now has a rock opera tribute. The music has a decidedly 70s sound.

Bootleg Theatre. 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-389-3856. Tickets are $25-$30. Opens Saturday at 8 pm and runs Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 5 until Oct. 28.
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Eric Bogosian’s drama focuses on slackers living – where else? – but in the 'burbs.

Whitmore Lindley Theatre Center. 11006 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood. 818-728-1693. Tickets are $10. Opens Tonight at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm until Nov. 4.
Murky Lake
After a series of life changes (divorce, death of her mother) 30-year old socialite Allison Jones is home to face her own demons. Murky Lake is a "deeply intense family drama peppered with wry wit and humor." (Adults only).

Atwater Playhouse & Method Acting School. 3191 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles. 323-556-1636. Tickets are $10. Opens tonight at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm until Oct.27.