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Opening this Week...

As You Like It, A romantic comedy. April 6-June 3 at the Crossley Terrace Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. (323) 462-8460.

Pohewa, An artist’s odyssey. Starting April 6 at the Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford St., L.A. $20. (323) 957-1152.

Private Hearts, A poignant look at contemporary times. April 6-May 11 at The Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 842-4755.

16 Routines, An investigation of the “metaphysics” of vaudeville. April 6-May 5 at 2100 Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., L.A. $10. (310) 358-7644.

Kimberly Akimbo, A mature girl deals with her immature family. April 6-May 13 at the South Coast Repertory Mainstage, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. $28-49. (714) 708-5555.

12 Angry Jurors, An updated version of Reginald Rose’s play. April 6-28 at The Players Space, 4934 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. $10. (310) 659-3637.

Landscape of the Body, A contemporary morality play. April 6-May 20 at the Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. There will be no performances April 13-15. $15. (818) 508-3003.

The Perfect Day, A modern musical, mythical, melodrama play. April 6-27 at 10 p.m. at the Del Close Theater, 6470 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. $10. (323) 962-7560.

Arms and the Man, A Victorian sendup. Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at noon at the Knightsbridge Theater, April 6-May 13 at 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. (626) 440-0821.

Intimate Miracles, A magic-driven love story. April 7-May 13 at the Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. $16. (626) 441-5977.

Pillow Talk, A play by Christopher Sergel. April 11-May 12 at the Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. (818) 244-8481.

Sea Marks, Two people write letters and fall in love. April 12-May 27 at the Court Theatre, 722 N. La Cienega Blvd., West. Hollywood. Tickets are $20. (818) 906-0675.

Road to a Revolution, A world premiere by Mark Medoff performed in American Sign Language and spoken English. April 12-May 27 at the Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets are $20. (818) 762-2773 (Voice) or (818) 762-2782 (TTY).

Circus Music, A collection of monologues. Currently in previews, the play open April 12 at Theatre/Theater, 6425 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 871-9433.

Continuing...

West Side Story, A retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Through April 7 at the Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. (818) 244-8481.

Heaven Scent, A new comedy. Through April 7 at the Stella Adler Theater, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 465-4446.

The Sunshine Boys, A vaudeville team reunites. Through April 7 at the Palos Verdes Players, 2433 Moreton St., Torrance. (310) 326-2287.

C-Cup, A comedy about oral sex and the Cuban missile crisis. Through April 7 at the Dorie Theatre at the Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $15. (323) 957-9009.

Fifth and Spring, A gritty tale of love, survival, sex, drugs, romance and betrayal. Through April 7 at the Blue Sphere Alliance at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood. $15. (818) 906-0675.

The Maids, A modern masterpiece. Through April 7 at Theatre Pangaea, 6324 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. (323) 953-3576.

Old Pipes and the Dryad, A children’s production. Through April 7 at the Conservatory, 8711 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley. (818) 767-6556.

Evita, A musical about the life of Eva Peron. Through April 8 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. (562) 944-9801.

The Hearing Trumpet, A workshop production of Henry Murray’s play. Through April 8 at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $15. (310) 281-6299.

The Jew of Malta, A dark social commentary. Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Knightsbridge Theater, through April 8 at 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. (626) 440-0821.

Our Town, Thorton Wilder’s classic tale of life. Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. Through April 8 at the Chance Theater, 5576 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. (714) 777-3033.

Algerian Romance, A Groucho Marxist comedy. Through April 8 at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., West, Hollywood. $15. (818) 761-2203.

For Pete’s Sake, A heavenly drama. Through April 8 at the Chance Theater, 5576 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. (714) 777-3033.

Hot Fool Injection, An evening of comedy. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 11 at the Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hollywood. (310) 281-8337.

A Trilogy of Women: Women of Vision and Courage, A collection of plays. Through April 12 at the Blue Sphere Alliance at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood. $15. (818) 906-0675.

Kill Switch, A suspenseful new drama. Through April 14 at the Ventura Court Theatre, 12417 Ventura Court., Studio City. (818) 754-5733.

Bleacher Bums, A play by Joe Mantegna. Through April 14 at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $10-12. (310) 645-5156.

Virtual Devotion, A black comedy. Through April 14 at the El Portal Center, Studio Theater, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 508-4200.

Feet, Padraic Duffy’s comedy. Through April 14 at the Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Hollywood. (310) 281-8337.

A Chorus Line, A musical look behind-the-scenes at an audition. Through April 15 at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-7519.

Stomp, The international percussion sensation. Through April 15 at the Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (213) 365-3500.

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s play set in corporate America. Through April 15 at the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 755-8850.

Last Train to Nibroc, A portait of two people searching for happiness. Through April 15 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica. (310) 396-3680.

The Pages of My Diary I’d Rather Not Read, A comedy. Through April 15 at the Hudson Back Stage Theatre, 1110 Hudson Ave., Hollywood. $18. (323) 930-9304.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway’s greatest farce set in ancient Polynesia. Through April 15 at the David Henry Hwang Theater, at the Union Center for the Arts, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., Downtown L.A. (800) 233-3123.

Mag Mor, An IRA volunteer escapes to San Francisco. Through April 15 at the Chandler Studio, 12443 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 908-4094.

The Lonsome West, A new black comedy. Through April 15 at the South Coast Repertory Second Stage, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. $26-47. (714) 708-5555.

The Very Worst of Varla Jean Merman, written and performed by Jeffery Roberson. Through April 15 at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, 6537 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 930-9304.

Weights, A one-man play. Through April 15 at the Actor’s Gang Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (213) 628-2772.

Social Extortion, A cutting edge, improvised play. Fridays at 10 p.m. through April 20 at the Empty Stage theater, 2372 Veteran Ave., West L.A. $7. (310) 470-3560.

The Wooden Breeks, A dark comic fairy tale. Through April 21 at the Open Fist Theatre, 1625 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. (323) 882-6912.

The Warriors, A drama with dark and ironic humor. Through April 21 at the Space, 7070 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. (310) 614-2930.

The Woman Who Forgot Her Sweater, A mythical chamber opera. Through April 22 at [Inside] the Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood. (323) 461-3673.

Wait Until Dark, A shocking thriller. Through April 22 at the Crossley Terrace Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. (323) 462-8460.

Stigmata and Other Symptoms, A girl stops eating in order to gain control of her life. Through April 22 at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 650-7777.

Venus and Adonis, A rarely staged Shakespeare play. Through April 22 at the Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 650-5111.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, A journey of love through despair. Through April 22 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. Molino Ave., Pasadena. (626) 356-PLAY.

Three Days of Rain, Three people try to sort out the past. Mondays-Wednesdays, through April 25 at the Evidence Room, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. (213) 381-7118.

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? A look at the dance marathons of the Great Depression. Through April 28 at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 930-9304.

Lady Macbeth Gets a Divorce, A tale of lust, love and dashed hopes. Through April 29 at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills. (323) 850-8585.

Lady Macbeth Gets a Divorce, A world premiere comedy. Through April 29 at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Dr., Beverly Hills. (323) 655-TKTS.

Adieu, Jacques, A sophisticated tale. Through April 29 at Theatre/Theater, 6425 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. $10. (323) 969-9239, ext. 2.

Southern Baptist Sissies, A portrayal of four gay youth’s experiences in the Baptist church. Through April 29 at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. (310) 289-2999.

The Coming Out Party, A Pygmalion-based comedy. Through April at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (310) 289-2999.

Requiem for a Heavyweight, Rod Serling’s drama. Through May 5 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at the corner of Haverford and Temescal in Pacific Palisades. Tickets are $7-13. (310) 454-1970.

Beat for Sparrows, A play featuring the writings of Charlie Leeds. Through May 6 at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (323) 655-TKTS.

Bitten by a Fly, A surrealistic comedy. Through May 6 at the Actor’s Lab, 1514 N. Gardner, L.A. (323) 938-0204.

Loves and Losses, An evening of one-act plays. Through May 8 at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, 6537 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 769-5858.

Messin’ With Destiny, An award-winning comedy. Through May 12 at the Actors Forum Theater, 10655 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 506-0600.

A Bicycle Country, A portrait of three Cuban rafters. Through May 13 at the Lee Strasberg Creative Center, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 650-7777.

True West, A crash course in sibling rivalry. Through May 13 at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. (310) 477-2055.

QED, Alan Alda stars in this play about a brilliant CalTech physicist. Through May 13 at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown L.A. Tickets are $25-42. (213) 628-2772.

Gamers, A look at three prople who live in the world of role-playing-games. Fridays through May 18 at midnight at the ACME Comedy Theater, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. (323) 525-0202.

Survive-uh! A comedy parody. Through May 21 at the Beverly Garland Theatre, located in the Beverly Garland Hotel, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 846-3559.

The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity. Through May 26 at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (323) 953-7795.

Selena, A Musical Celebration of Life, A musical look at the life of Selena. Through May 27 at the Doolittle Theater, 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood. (323) 962-2159.

Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother, A musical adapted from the book of the same title. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 27 at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1.

Beauty and the Beast, A family tale. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Through May 27 at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. Tickets are $9 and reservations are required. (310) 394-9779, ext. 2.

Hay Fever, A play by Noel Coward. Through May 24 at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (323) 953-7795.

Beauty and the Beast, A classic fairy tale. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Through June 30 at the Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. (818) 244-8481.

The Emperor’s New Clothes, A musical for children. Saturdays at 1 p.m., through July 7 at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., West, Hollywood. $8. (818) 761-2203.

Opening soon...

Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl, A comedy about friends that can’t stand each other and strangers in love. April 13-May 19 at The Black Box Theatre, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $10. (310) 979-7078.

Poet’s Garden, A musical play. April 17-June 3 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. (310) 289-2999.

Life is a Dream, The world premiere of a new adaptation by Kenneth Cavandar. April 20-May 27 at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (323) 953-7795.

Blithe Spirit, A novelist hosts a seance. April 20-May 13 at the Huntington Beach Playhouse, Central Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 375-0696.

Nunsense, April 20-May 12 at the La Habra Depot Theatre, 311 S. Euclid, La Habra. (562) 905-9625.

Rice Boy, April 21-May 13 at the Actor’s Gang Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (213) 628-2772.

Henry IV, Part One, Shakespeare’s histoy play. Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Knightsbridge Theater, April 21-May 27, at 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. (626) 440-0821.

Tom Walker, An American folk tale. April 24-May 27 at the South Coast Repertory Second Stage, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. $26-47. (714) 708-5555.

Bingo, A musical. April 24-May 6 at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Pier Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach. (310) 372-4477.

Don Mendo’s Revenge, Performances take place in Spanish and English. April 27-May 27 at the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, 421 N. Avenue 19, L.A. (323) 225-4044.


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