On Stage – The week in local theater

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Posted November 30, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week
Moody Machinations: “The Lion in Winter”
@ Pacific Resident Theatre
In this historically and psychologically insightful play by James Goldman, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for the throne.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 707 Venice Blvd., Venice. $15 suggested donation. (310) 822-8392; pacific-residenttheatre.com

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: “The Wholehearted”
@ Kirk Douglas Theatre
A female boxing phenom grapples with lost love, an abusive husband and the high cost of fame in this world premiere production featuring live projections, film and a thumping rockabilly score.
Opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, after a preview performance at 8 p.m. on Dec. 2. Run continues at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 11. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9829 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $45. (213) 628-2772; center-
theatregroup.org

Stalker Alert: “Devil’s Salt”
@ Odyssey Theatre
In 17th-century Plymouth, Massachusetts, young midwife Hannah Mulwray is put on trial for witchcraft, accused by the New England colony’s Governor Hooker Wainwright, who’s obsessed with religious order — and with her.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $18 (310) 477-2055; johnstarkproductions.com

Season’s Greetings: “All About Santa”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
In this family-friendly yuletide musical, the perky elves, zany inventors, toy soldiers and porcelain dolls of the North Pole almost succumb to sinister hijinks, but with the help of the audience Christmas cheer conquers all.
Now playing 2 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12.50 to $15. (310) 394-9779, ext. 2; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Life in the Limelight: “Giving Up is Hard to Do”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
In this one-woman show, veteran actress Annie Abbott opens up about breaking into and surviving show biz. One performance only: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (800) 838-3006; annieabbott.net

A Shadowy Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol”
@ Miles Memorial Playhouse
In this highly theatricalized version of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Santa Monica Rep uses shadow puppetry and a Greek chorus to show the evolution of Scrooge’s character. Recommended for “brave” children ages 8 and above.
Opens Thursday, Dec. 1, and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets start at $20 for adults; $10 for children. (844) 486-2844; santamonicarep.org

A Modern Maven: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
@ Morgan-Wixson Theatre
This youth production of the madcap Broadway musical follows flapper Millie Dillmount as she navigates New York City in the 1920s, falls in love and uncovers a plot to sell young girls to the Far East.
 Now playing at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 17 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $15-$20. (310) 828-7519; morgan-wixson.org
The Tipsy Elf: “The SantaLand Diaries”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
Patrick Censoplano dons the candy-cane tights to revive a one-man play by NPR humorist David Sedaris. The story follows Sedaris’ experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s in New York City, and in doing so learning how the holiday season brings out the best and worst in everyone. Keep the kids at home for this adult comedy.
A preview performance happens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and the show continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $29.50. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Wedded Bliss? “Waiting for Grace” 
@ Odyssey Theatre
A successful New York actress who’s spent her entire life focused on her career wakes up one morning yearning for marriage and a child. But is it too late? And is matrimony really what she wants?
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 11 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $25 to $50. (323) 960-7788; plays411.com/waiting


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