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This Weekend in Theatre

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In honor of FITLA (International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles), we're doing a mostly Latin theme to our theatre picks this week...

En Un Sol Amarillo/In A Yellow Sun (Memories of an Earthquake)

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A 1998 earthquake in Bolivia ripped apart the country – and the political aftershocks made a terrible situation even worse. This drama features actual testimonies and imagery to shed light on the devestation and corruption that followed. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Produced in association with FITLA.

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Kirk Douglas Theatre. 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 213-628-2772. Tickets are $20-$30. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs at various days and times until Nov. 27. Check website for details.

Divino Pastor Gongora
Divino Pastor Góngora, a fictitious 18th century actor in New Spain is on the run from an Inquisitor obsessed on capturing him. “This is a contemporary performance that plays with space and time and travels from comic farce to melodrama with brilliant musical and choreographed moments.”

Inside the Ford Theatre. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. Tickets are $12-$15. Runs tonight through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. This weekend only as part of FITLA.

Virgin Love
This Latin-themed musical comedy, set in the 1700s, which centers on two young men: one burdened by the secret that he's a virgin (he's trying to lose it), the other a bachelor-about-town. “The production is infused with swashbuckling swordplay and a wide variety of music, including salsa, merengue, ranchero and even polka.” Could this be American Pie, 18th century style?

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Ricardo Montalbán Theatre. 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood. (323) 323.463.0089. Tickets are $8-$25. Opens Friday at 8 pm. Runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm until Dec. 9.

The Romance of Magno Rubio
This 8 Obie Award-winning play makes its LA debut this weekend. Magno is a Filipino migrant worker living in the Central Valley in the 1930s. He dreams of a Hollywood romance – and tries to buy one through a lonely hearts ad put out by Clarabelle from Arkansas. He proposes marriage and wires money Clarabelle to come to California, but he finds out that sometimes, reality bites.

THE NEW LATC, Theatre 2, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.(323) 461-3673.Tickets are $28 and $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Opens tonight at 8 and runs Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. This weekend only.

War of the Worlds – The Radio Play
On Halloween 1938, Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre on the Air scared the bejeebies out of folks who actually believed that Martians had landed and were attacking New Jersey.
THE NEW LATC, Theatre 3, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.(323) 461-3673.Tickets are $28 and $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Opens Friday at 8 and 10:30 pm. Runs Saturday at 8 and 10:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. This weekend only.