Stage Raw: LAWEES on Monday
Stage FEATURE on L.A. theater's moment of truth this coming summer
Stage FEATURE on Norm Foster's The Motor Trade, and Thornton Wilder's Our Town
L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS NOMINEES
LAWEES ON MONDAY
The 32nd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards take place on Monday night. Doors open at 6:30 (not 7:30 as on some of the e-banners), show starts at 7:30 It's a middle-school district sponsored sleepover, so come in sleepwear of your choice, and bring sleeping blankets and pillows, if ya got em! Final nominee RSVPs being confirmed over the weekend. $20 tickets can be purchased at the door with cash.
TEMPEST: WITHOUT A BODY New Zealand's Ensemble MAU and director/choreographer Lemi Ponifasio present the U.S. premiere of a work that's "part dance, part theater, part ceremony -- a reflection on personal liberty and our current world revealed through a broken angel, its wings-crumpled and too small for flight, asi ti wanders a ruined landscape of shadow and light." Presented by REDCAT at th Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, downtown. Saturday, April 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sun., April 3, 7 p.m. (213) 237-2800.
SUNOH! TELL ME SISTER Post Nyam Collective's multidisciplinary contemporary Indian dance performance -- telling the hsitories of the dancing courtesan, and of contemporary South Asian survivors of domestic violence. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincol Blvd., Santa Monica; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (310) 998-8765 or email@example.com
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Check back on Tuesday for reviews of the following productions:
BLINK & YOU MIGHT MISS ME Larry Blum's retrospective of his showbiz career. Fridays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 27, (323) 960-7612, plays411.com/blink. Asylum Lab, 1078 Lillian Way, L.A., theatreasylum-la.com.
BURN THIS Lanford Wilson's play starts April 3, Sundays, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Continues through May 1. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., (213) 628-2772.
THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE Donald Freed's play about the capture and breaking of Manuel Noriega. LATC, 514 S. Spring St., downtown; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru April 9. thelatc.com
DADDYO DIES WELL Murray Mednick's new play continues his "Gary Cycle". Elecric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice; opens Sat., 8 pm.; perfs Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (323) 960-7724
THE ELEPHANT MAN Oscar-winning makeup artist Barney Burman designed the characters in this staging of Bernard Pomerance's drama about a deformed Englishman. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through April 24, theelephantmanplay.com. El Centro Theatre, 804 N. El Centro Ave., L.A..
HELL MONEY Chalk Repertory presents Ruth McKee's comedy about two women trying to build a life after graduating from the foster care system. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through April 24, chalkrep.com. Agenda Loft, 400 South Main Street, Studio 601, L.A., (213) 626-0071, agendaloft.com.
MAYANK: N*GGER WET*CK CH*NK blends theater, stand-up comedy, hip-hop, slam poetry, and the real-life stories of three tour-de-force performers. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 23. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., (323) 660-4254.
PAULINE: SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Rogue Machine presents the world premiere of John Pollono's comic drama about reunited friends and revealed secrets. Mondays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through April 30, (323) 960-4424, roguemachinetheatre.com. Theatre/Theater, 5041 Pico Blvd., L.A., theatretheater.net.
PAULINE: SOME SWEET DAY Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus' romantic comedy. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through April 24. Knightsbridge Theater, 1944 Riverside Dr., L.A., (323) 667-0955, knightsbridgetheatre.com.
A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO Solo show by Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza, based on the writings of Picasso. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through May 1. Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A., (866) 811-4111, thelatc.org.