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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.

Week 45: 365 Days: 365 Plays
This week's performances of Suzan-Lori Parks' 365 Days: 365 Plays will be presented by City Garage. This week's seven plays are: "Drag," "Proust's Cookie," "Lickety-Split," "Buddy," "Buddy Starring in 'We Never Close,'" "Buddy Starring in "You Can't Take It with You'" and "All Things Being Equal."

City Garage. 1340 ½ Fourth Street (Alley). 310-319-9939. FREE. One performance only this Sunday at 4 pm.

Spring Awakening
This is a new adaptation of the 1891 Frank Wedekind play upon which the Broadway musical is
based. The "tragicomedy" is set in Germany during the late 1800s explores social norms and adolescent longings. There are plenty of sexual themes -- but unlike the Broadway version there's no nudity.

Chandler Studio Theatre. 12443 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood. 310-869-7546. Tickets are $20. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm until Oct. 27.