On Stage – The week in local theater
The Internet Meme: “Women Laughing Alone with Salad”
@ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Based on the viral Internet meme of smiling women eating salad solo, Sheila Callaghan’s madcap new play about a man named Guy and three women in his life whose obsession with salad may border on the unhealthy make its west coast premiere.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through April 3 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $55. (213) 972-4444; centertheatregroup.org
A Room with a View: Jacob Jonas Company
@ Los Angeles Ballet Center
The Santa Monica-based contemporary dance company presents three works, including two world premieres, in an in intimate studio setting. “In A Room on Broad St.,” which made its debut at Santa Monica’s Highways Performance Space in 2014, analyzes society’s competitive nature. The debut of “Primary” explores escapism and togetherness, and the premiere of “Obstacles” looks through the lens of 23-year-old cystic fibrosis patient
Mallory Smith to discover how challenges are overcome through movement.
This weekend only: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (March 18 and 19) at Side Door Theatre, Los Angeles Ballet Center, 1175 Exposition Blvd., West L.A. $25 jacobjonas.com
Spain in LA: “Forever Flamenco”
@ Odyssey Theatre
This month’s “Forever Flamenco” returns to West L.A. and presents Antonio Triana & Company and singer Jesus Montoya for a sizzling night of fiery flamenco song and dance.
One performance only: 8 p.m. Sunday (March 20) at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $40 to $55. (323) 663-1525; fountaintheatre.com
Music and Physics: String Theory
@ The Miles Playhouse
The hybrid performance ensemble String Theory presents “Remembering Water,” a multimedia performance of dance and original music in which dancers use harness harps to ignite sound when the their body weight interacts with the instrument.
Now Playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through March 27 at The Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. $17 to $23. stringtheoryproductions.com
Pretty in Pink: “Pinkalicious”
@ Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, this play version tells the story
of a young girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes, despite her parents’ warnings. But when the rosy hue goes too far, only she can figure out a way out of her predicament.
Now playing at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 3 at Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. $10 to $12 (310) 828-7519; morgan-wixson.org
The Quixotic Dreamer: “The Man of La Mancha”
@ The Westchester Playhouse
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece “Don Quixote,” this 1966 Tony Award-winning play within a play retells the tale of the man who chooses to become a knight as a multi-destination musical tour.
Opens Friday, March 11, and plays at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16 at The Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $25. (310) 645-5165; kentwoodplayers.org
Chekhov Double Feature: “Three Sisters” & “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Loyola Marymount University presents alternating performances of “Three Sisters” and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” as part of Chekhov Fest. Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” charts the tragicomic trials and tribulations of three siblings as they struggle to transition from czarist Russia into a the new socialist era; Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” pokes fun at the hardships, miseries and relationship troubles of Chekhov’s characters.
“Three Sisters” continues at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday (March 17 and 19) in LMU’s Strub Theatre. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” continues at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday (March 19) and at 8 p.m. Sunday (March 20) in the Foley Building. $10 to $15. (310) 338-5466
Stories of Redemption: “The Exonerated”
@ The Actor’s Gang
Through a series of intersecting monologues of personal strength, “The Exonerated” tells the real-life stories of six former death row inmates who eventually won their freedom.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through March 26 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $30 to $34.99. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com
The Tragic Windfall: “A Gambler’s Guide to Dying”
@ Ruskin Group Theatre
A boy’s grandfather wins a fortune on the 1966 World Cup but gambles it all on living to see the year 2000 after he’s diagnosed with cancer.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $25. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.com
The Odd Couple: “Jack & Jill”
@ Santa Monica Playhouse
Jack and Jill must decide to love or not to love in this play by Jane Martin about the ups and downs of one oddly perfect couple.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 27 at The Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $20 to $25. (323) 960-1055; plays411.net