On Stage – The week in local theater
Ommm My! “Stories of Orgasm”
@ The Quest
Gather for an intimate and casual performance-style evening of personal storytelling on sexuality, desire, shame and vulnerability hosted by orgasmic meditation practice OneTaste.
One performance only: 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at The Quest, 2122 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. For more info, call (510) 912-4765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Are Family: “Family”
@ Promenade Playhouse
This month’s SHINE — a gathering of multidisciplinary storytellers — brings together actress, writer and Tell-Tale Company founder Deana Barone, actress and blogger Sarah Kelly, magazine writer Donna Lawrence, screenwriter Marc Mantell, actor Christopher Rivas and professional storyteller Barbara Wong to share stories about the challenges and heartwarming rewards of family.
One performance only: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $10. (310) 452-2321; storeyproductions.com
Autopia: “Old Man in a Big Car”
@ Fanatic Salon
Old Man Keller drives around in a boat-size Cadillac, listens to conservative talk radio and loves his family. But when he doesn’t hand over his custom window business to his daughter as promised, this new comedy turns into a modern-day “King Lear” as father and daughter struggle for power, love and recognition.
Closing soon. Last shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 18, 19 and 20) at the Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City. $20 to $25. (310) 285-4686; email@example.com
Love Trumps Hate: “Dance Me to the End of Love”
@ Beyond Baroque
Public Works Improv Theatre presents an evening celebrating love in poetry, comedy and music, featuring Vinnie Caggiano, Lisa Marquerite Mora, Robin Roberts, Hyland Church, Zoe Muntaner, Laura Caputo, Chaya Silberstein and Rich Ferguson.
One performance only: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. $6 to $10. publicworksimprov.com
Eat Your Heart Out: “Good Enof”
@ Highways Performance Space
Writer and performer Elisa Noemí presents a multi-media solo performance about overcoming the stereotypes, silences and stigmas of an eating disorder.
One performance only: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. $15 to $20. (310) 315-1459; highwaysperformance.org