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Mommie & Clyde by Alretha Thomas

The Hudson Theatres 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Alretha Thomas, the producer and writer of the smash hit, One Woman, Two Lives, is back! This new, original dramedy, Mommie & Clyde, is a mix of hilarity, drama, romance, and heart-wrenching moments that will have audiences clamoring for more. Directed by Byron Nora. Friday ...

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$35

Lavender Men by Roger Q. Mason

Skylight Theatre Company 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Skylight Theatre & Playwrights’ Arena Company present the World Premiere of Roger Q. Mason's Lavender Men, directed by Lovell Holder. Enter the historical fantasia of Taffeta, a self-proclaimed "fabulous queer creation of color,” as she invades the private world of Abraham Lincoln to confront ...

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$38

LAWTF’s Virtual Empowerment Weekend

Virtual

Join the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, August 12-14th, for their 9th annual Virtual Empowerment Weekend! This is a weekend of workshops and panels tailored to empower and enhance the careers of solo performers, as well as a host of information geared ...

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$30 – $40

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Antaeus Theatre Company 110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA

Antaeus Theatre Company presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed Jennifer Chang. A modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman, this is the story of “Everybody,” and their journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. Representing the randomness of life and ...

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The Great Jheri Curl Debate By Inda Craig-Galván

David Henry Hwang Theatre 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA

East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theatre, presents The Great Jheri Curl Debate by Inda Craig-Galván. Veralynn Jackson knows hair, her neighborhood, and that the invention of the Jheri Curl marks the end of the world. When she takes a ...

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$20 – $60

Veils: The Musical by Steven A. Butler, Jr.

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4718 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical Veils by Steven A. Butler, Jr., directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver, and music and lyrics by Courtney Baker-Oliver & Christopher John Burnett, back to Los ...

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$45 – $55

August Wilson’s Radio Golf

A Noise Within Theatre 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA

A Noise Within’s exploration of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s American Century Cycle jumps from its first play, Gem of the Ocean (produced by ANW as part of their 2019-20 season), to its last— Radio Golf, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Set in 1990’s ...

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Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage

Mark Taper Forum 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Center Theatre Group presents this electric, Tony Award®-nominated Best New Play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat). The West Coast premiere of Clyde’s, directed by Kate Whoriskey, is a new comedy that serves up the story of ordinary characters with big ...

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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Ahmanson Theatre 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Center Theatre Group presents Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations —the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature ...

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TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith

Mark Taper Forum 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Nearly thirty years after the Los Angeles uprising following the Rodney King verdict, Center Theatre Group presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith. This stunning and seminal play returns home to the Mark Taper Forum, to be reimagined with an ensemble cast ...

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A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller

Ahmanson Theatre 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Center Theatre Group presents A Soldier’s Play, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller. Originally staged Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1981, this iconic play has rocketed back into the spotlight, thanks to this 2020 Tony Award®-winning Best Revival from Roundabout ...

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