On Stage – The week in local theater
Definitely Not in Kansas Anymore: “Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
The internationally acclaimed Rudie DeCarlo musical comedy gets a makeover as Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents a bawdy all-male version
in honor of Pride Month. PG-15 advised.
Now playing at 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through July 9 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $20 includes a champagne and sparkling juice reception and post-show selfies with the cast. (310) 394-9779, ext. 2; santamonicaplayhouse.com
Drug War Refugees: “The Heretic with a Thousand Faces”
@ Highways Performance Space
Combining dance, art, music photography, literature and even a few scientific factoids, dancer, choreographer and shamanic practitioner Mark Yamor offers his unique take on America’s “War on Drugs” as a religious and cultural conflict.
Closing soon. Last shows are at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 1 and 2) at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $25. (310) 315-1459; highwaysperformance.org
Radical Revolutionaries: “Home/Sick”
@ Odyssey Theatre
The Odyssey Theatre joins forces with The Assembly Theatre to delve into the inspiration, idealism, infighting and ultimate disintegration of the Weather Underground, a passionate group of leaders who seized control of Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War.
Closing soon: Last shows are at 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday (July 1, 2 and 3) at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $10. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com
Beatnik Bard: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
@ Santa Monica College
Shakespeare’s classic tale of wild romps in the woods with sprightly fairies is reimagined by the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and SMC’s Shakespeare Apprentice Company as a cavort in the Hollywood Hills during the early 1960s.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and some Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through July 10. Santa Monica College Main Stage on the Quad, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $17 to $20. (213) 481-2273, ext. 20; shakespearecenter.org
Blue Collar Blues: “The Hairy Ape”
@ Odyssey Theatre
Acclaimed British writer-actor Steven Berkoff (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon”) directs Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play about a brutish laborer called Yank and his search for a sense of belonging in a world defined by wealth and class.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through July 17 at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $15 to $25. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com
Moulin Rouge-y: “A Night at the Black Cat Cabaret”
@ Edgemar Center for the Arts
Set in 1943 Paris, soldiers, smugglers and society’s elite all try to escape the war by dancing and drinking at the Black Cat Cabaret.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. $35 to $45. (310) 392-7327; edgemar.org
The Quirks of Being a Wall Flower: “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale”
@ Pacific Resident Theatre
In this subtle and tender play by Tennessee Williams, a preacher’s daughter tries to win the love of a young doctor.
Now Playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 14 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $25 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresident-