ELECTRICITY


Opposites not only attract, they generate Electricity in Terry Ray’s captivating World Premiere tale of two gay men who just happen to meet Same Time Next Decade in the same Ohio motel room from the early 1980s to the present day and (as the song goes) can’t help falling in love.
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A WALK IN THE WOODS

The Cold War arms race provides a provocative backdrop for the Pulitzer Prize finalist A Walk In The Woods, Lee Blessing’s dramedic look at the odd-couple friendship that develops in the late 1980s between a veteran Soviet arms negotiator and his younger American counterpart, now getting a crowd-pleasing revival at Long Beach’s International City Theatre.
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SLEUTH

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Anthony Shaffer’s cat-and-mouse comedy mystery thriller Sleuth ran nearly three years on Broadway in the early 1970s, chalking up over 1200 performances, much of the play’s success stemming from its multiple unexpected plot twists. The terrifically acted revival now playing at Little Fish Theatre delivers on most of the surprises, but unfortunately not on the big post-intermission humdinger.
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SEX WITH STRANGERS

Sexual sparks fly when a prim-and-proper one-flop-wonder of a novelist and a best-selling chronicler of a year’s worth of one-night stands find themselves the only guests in a rural bed-and-breakfast in Sex With Strangers, Laura Eason’s provocative, conversation-provoking, undeniably sexy dramedy, now making its Los Angeles debut at the Geffen Playhouse.
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DUSK RINGS A BELL

Stephen Belber’s dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking Dusk Rings A Bell provides a compelling acting showcase for two of the finest young talents in town, Brea Bee and Wes McGee.
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THE MOUNTAINTOP

A sexy young maid’s late-night visit to a preacher’s Memphis motel room provokes unexpected consequences in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. That the preacher in question is Dr. Martin Luther King on the last night of his life is just one reason audiences should be lining up to catch the Olivier Award Winning Best New Play of 2009’s long-awaited Los Angeles Premiere at the Matrix.
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BARCELONA

A tour-de-force star turn by Betty Gilpin and a magnificent Carlos Leal are just two reasons not to miss Barcelona, Bess Wohl’s funny, thought-provoking, and ultimately quite moving look at European-American relations as seen from the starting-off point of a hot-and-heavy one-night stand.
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RED

John Logan’s Red, winner of six 2010 Tonys (including Best Play), has at long last made its Orange County debut in a production so pitch-perfect, it’s hard to imagine even the original Broadway team doing it any better than it’s being done at South Coast Repertory.
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