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This Weekend in Theatre: Victorian Parodies and Christopher Walken Wannabes

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There's a week left until the holiday rush officially begins. So why not relax this weekend, get some cultcha and see some local theatre. Here are our five picks for the week:

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Grand Delusion
This black comedy listens in on a secret meeting of world leaders just before WW I.

The Lost Studio. 130 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 960-4441. Tickets are $20. Opens Saturday at 8 pm. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 4 pm until Dec. 15.
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Love Loves a Pornographer
Victorian-era melodramas were the precursors to today’s soap operas and telenovelas. Circle X Theatre Company presents a parody of the genre.

Inside the Ford, John Anson Ford Theatre Complex. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. Tickets are $20-$25 (pay what you can Sunday matinees.) Opens Saturday at 8 pm. Runs Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2 and 7 pm until Jan. 20, 2008. No performances on Thanksgiving or Dec. 23.


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All About Walken: The Impersonators of Christopher Walken
Back by popular demand, this show celebrates all things Walken through monologues, music and improv. Cast members of every gender and ethnicity get to play the dude who made Fatboy Slim famous.

Paul G Gleason Theatre. 6520 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles. (310) 663-4050. Tickets are $15. Runs Monday nights at 8 pm until Dec. 17