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CurtainUp in California
Past Los Angeles Reviews. . .  All CurtainUp Reviews
New & Noteworty August-September 2015
By Jon Magaril


No Homo (now to August 23) tells the tale of two 20-somethings who identify as heterosexual, even though their friendship is totally gay. Their friends and family refuse to acknowledge the platonic nature of their relationship, until the men start to question their own sexual identities, leading to a drunken evening that their friendship might not survive. Winner of 5 awards including Best World Premiere from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 www.nohomoplay.com (323) 350-3363
Ghost Light (now to August 27)— In Tommy Smith's poignant and poetic rumination on love and loss, innocence and age, a lone woman materializes on the set of an unrelated play, illuminated only by the ghost light. Echo Theater Company Atwater Village Theatre?3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, CA 90039  www.EchoTheaterCompany.com (310) 307-3753.
God’s Man In Texas (Aug 13 to September 5) A comic drama about the struggle for power in a Houston mega-church. 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollwyood, 90038 godsmanintexas.bpt.me (800) 838-3006. 
Sondheim UnScripted (August 19 to September 27) Impro Theatre’s cast and musicians work together fresh each performance to improvise songs with the intricate rhymes and complex themes in the style of Sondheim. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, 91505 FalconTheatre.com (818) 955-8101.
  Café Society (August 20 to October 11) Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in Peter Lefcourt's irreverent look at our obsession with social media and the way we connect in today’s world. Odyssey Theatre,?2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd,?Los Angeles, 90025?www.plays411.net/cafe?(323) 960-1055.
American Falls (September 11 to Oct 18) From a broken-hearted ghost to a Native American storyteller with an extensive pop culture lexicon and psychic powers that can be traced to his shoes, this poetic and sensuous interplay of stories and monologues exposes the inner life of everyday people desperately seeking meaning and love. Echo Theatre Company,?Atwater Village Theatre,?3269 Casitas Ave,?Atwater Village, 90039?www.EchoTheaterCompany.com (310) 307-3753.
The Princes of Kings Road (September 11 to October 4) In this site-specific production of a true story, iconic L.A. architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, onetime friends and business partners who had been bitterly estranged for 23 years, find themselves occupying the same hospital room in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Neutra Institute and Museum of Silverlake,?2379 Glendale Blvd. Silverlake, 90039.??www.ThePrincesofKingsRoad.com (323) 641-7747.
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (September 11 to October18) A creative team assembles to make a presentation of a new musical to a backers’ audition, but their venue is snowbound, and the Stage Door Slasher strikes again and again. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, 90068 www.theatrewest.org (323) 851-7977
Hit the Wall (September 15 — October 25) Revolution starts with a hot night out as the audience is placed right in the center of the Stonewall riots. Davidson/Valentini Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, 90038, www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre (323) 860-7300.
In Love and Warcraft (September 17 - October 11) This fresh comedic look at the collision between online gaming and In Real Life (IRL) relationships, love proves to be like warcraft after all. LATC, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90013 www.thelatc.org (866) 811-4111.
The Object Lesson (September 4 to October 4) In this immersive theatrical installation that unpacks our relationship to everyday objects, actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle transforms the space into an epic storage facility of gargantuan proportion where audiences are free to roam and poke through the clutter. The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232 www.CenterTheatreGroup.org (213) 972 -2772.

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