In our Friday Features we are promoting shows that have a Sweet #LemonMeter rating. We hope that you will visit these performances below and will leave your own comments on their show pages.
HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S SWEET SHOWS:
& THE SILENT ONE
Bugaboo is an inmate in the women's block of Henderson County Jail in West Virginia. After 42 days alone, she is assigned a roommate who she comes to call her “silent little sinner”. Presented by producer Chris Bender (American Pie, History of Violence, Mulan), Marja-Lewis Ryan's timely new drama is an intimate look at the power of female friendship despite devastating circumstances. Bugaboo & The Silent One opens January 6th at The Lounge Theater in Hollywood. Big mouth Bugaboo, played by LA Drama Critics Circle Award Winning Actress Heidi Sulzman, has recently “come fully to Jesus” and is set on saving the soul of her new roommate, The Silent One (Jacqueline Toboni). But as the play unfolds, it becomes clear that they are both desperate for something outside of themselves. see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
Closes this Sunday!
New Year's. Rotterdam, 2017. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents to tell them she's a lesbian. But before Alice hits send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that she has always identified as a man, and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a tailspin. A queer love story, about all of us… see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
Closes this Sunday!
Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp à la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Company revives its smash hit production of this award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City's Ron West and composer Phil Swann, Ron and Phil are writing about King James I and Shakespeare — who in turn are writing about the legendary King Lear. Phil gets sick of Ron's laziness and womanizing; King James gets sick of Shakespeare and demotes him to working on the Bible; and King Lear gets sick of everyone and goes crazy. Great songs, a clever story and lots of laughs! see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
A LOVE AFFAIR
A hilarious, daring and just-a-touch-racy comedy from long-time LA Playwright Jerry Mayer, that takes you on the roller-coaster-ride of a 38-year (and counting) marriage, from the romantic naivete of a 1950's honeymoon, to the lovingly annoying daily life in the Coming-of-New Age '90's. The successes, the disappointments, the sex, the traumas, the traumas about sex and the budget and the children and the adventure of casting your lot with another human being…for life. see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
FREUD'S LAST SESSION
September, 1939. On the day England enters World War II, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. There, only weeks before Freud took his own life, they engage in a brain-teasing battle of wits on the subjects of love, sex and the existence of God. Filled with humor, this deeply touching play explores the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time. see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
A thrilling and up-to-date production of a classic show that is now more relevant than ever. The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Club with its bawdy Emcee provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in the decadent nightlife of Germany in the early '30s. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Right this way, your table's waiting at the musical the New York Times calls “one for the ages.” see all the reviews and leave your own comment here
A silent father, an ancient tradition and an unexpectedly important game of baseball forge bonds of lifelong friendship between two Jewish boys from “five blocks and a world apart” in this funny, poignant, timely and timeless father-son story about recognition and acceptance of “the other.” see all the reviews and leave your own comment here