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This Weekend in Theatre: Evel Knievel, Sex and Suburban Slackers
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.
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.
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.
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.
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.
His latest solo exhibition is titled “Flutterluster,” showing at Los Angeles gallery Matter Studio. It features large works that incorporate what Huss describes as a “fluttering line” that he’s been playing with ever since he was a child — going on 50 years.
It's set to open by mid-to-late February.
The new Orange County Museum of Art opens its doors to the public on Oct. 8.
Comic-Con Is Live And In-Person Again And Yes, That Means Cosplayers Are Back. Why They're So ExcitedCosplayers will be holding court once again and taking photos with onlookers at the con.
Sacheen Littlefeather Talks About What Really Happened Before, During And After Rejecting Marlon Brando’s OscarLittlefeather recalls an “incensed” John Wayne having to be restrained from assaulting her and being threatened with arrest if she read the long speech Brando sent with her.