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Now Showing 2018/2019 Live Performances

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A Walk in the Woods

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Directed by:
To Be Announced
Starring:
To Be Announced

"Shrewdly observant." —The Guardian

An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotatior during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ulimately be pointless casts a shadow over their hopes to achieve a lasting peace.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, January 25, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 4PM

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A Room With a View

March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Directed by:
Starring:
To Be Announced

WORLD PREMIERE
An L.A. Theatre Works Original Commission

In this original adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, an encounter in Florence and an offer to exchange rooms brings George Emerson to the attention of Lucy Honeychurch. Their flirtation is cut short by Lucy’s chaperone, but when they meet again back home in England, Lucy must negotiate the demands of her station with the desires of her heart. Adapted by Kate McAll.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, March 3, 2019 — 4PM

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Oslo

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Directed by:
Starring:
To Be Announced

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
2017 TONY AWARD® WINNER FOR BEST PLAY

“Hopeful and heartbreaking.” —The New York Times

1993. In this rollicking take on modern diplomacy, a Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back channel in Norway leads to unexpected breakthroughs as negotiators find common ground. When the political becomes personal, relationships are forged that offer a chance to alter the course of history.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, April 12, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 — 4PM

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Die Mommie Die

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
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“A plunge into the playfully down-and-dirty.” — The Los Angeles Times

Angela Arden wants to be free of her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. What better way than poison! Distraught by her father’s death and convinced of her mother’s guilt, Edith Sussman plots to get the truth out of Angela using any means necessary. Charles Busch stars in the role he originated in this camp sendup where tongues aren’t the only thing dipped in acid!

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, May 17, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019 — 4PM

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Hedda Gabler

June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Directed by:
Starring:
To Be Announced

“Amazingly contemporary in its considerations of the purpose of life.” —The New York Times

Hedda and George have just returned from their honeymoon, but when her former lover Eilert appears with a brilliant new manuscript, George’s hopes for a professorship are dimmed. Hedda’s desperate dissatisfaction with her life leads to dangerous choices in this startling portrait of a woman hell-bent on destruction. Translated by Doug Hughes.

THE JAMES BRIDGES THEATER/UCLA

Friday, June 28, 2019 — 8PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019 — 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, Jane 30, 2019 — 4PM

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Previously this Season

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The Little Foxes

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
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“A rich, satisfying deep dive into ill-will. Couldn’t be more fun.” — Deadline

A scathing examination of a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart.  Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless charm to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future.

Sound Effects Artist, Aaron Lyons. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Production Manager, Katie Friesen. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Editor, Julian Nicholson. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.

Recorded live in performance at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in October 2018.

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Sisters Matsumoto

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018
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“About an America that both triumphed and lost its innocence during the war.” —The New York Times

Stockton, California 1945. Three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.

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