On Stage – The week in local theater

Posted July 6, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Compiled by Christina Campodonico

Helie Lee pretended to be a man for six months

Helie Lee pretended to be a man for six months

Manly Mannerisms: “Macho Like Me”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
Helie Lee recounts her remarkable six-month journey living life as a man. She cuts her hair, dons men’s clothes and moves out of her home to begin a new life as Harry, but soon finds out that living life as a man is not as easy as it seems.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 23 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. macholikeme.com

Weimar Recollections: “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel”
@ Miles Memorial Playhouse
Tony Award-winning actor-singer-director Paul Sand launches the Santa Monica Public Theatre with a revival of “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel,” a theatrical revue featuring Weimar-era collaborations between composer Kurt Weill and lyricist/playwright Bertolt Brecht.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through July 30 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $20 to $40. (424) 372-7678; SantaMonicaPublicTheatre@gmail.com

High-Flying Antics: “Sneaker Suites”
@ Ivy Substation
Staged by hip-hop dance company Antics, “Sneaker Suites” tells the stories of street dancers with provocative poetry, childhood memories, instrumental beats and voiceovers.
Two performances only: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 8 and 9) at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $20 to $30. antics-performance.com

Strange Sightings: “Olive and the Bitter Herbs”
@ Westchester Playhouse
Olive Fisher, an elderly character actress whose claim to fame is her iconic 1980s “Gimme the Sausage” commercials, is a curmudgeon at war with the world until a series of outrageous events reveal that the spectral man she’s been seeing in her living room mirror actually has intimate links to everyone in her world.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 13 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org  

Greek Chorus: “Go Back to Where You Are”
@ Odyssey Theatre
In this meta-theatrical comic romance by five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan, a forgotten chorus boy from ancient Greece is sent back to Earth
on a mission from God and finds himself summering with a makeshift family of theater artists on Long Island.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 4 at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $10 to $34.
(310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odyssey-theatre.com


The Quirks of Being a Wallflower: “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; pacificresidenttheatre.com


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