Compiled by Christina Campodonico

Insta-worthy: “The Pink Wall” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
This series of original, contemporary one-act plays about different walks of life is unified by The Pink Wall, and iconic L.A. selfie backdrop on Melrose Avenue.
Limited engagement: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (June 13 & 14) at Santa Monica Playhouse $15. RSVP to (716) 348-6406 or Venmo @ThePinkWall with your full name to reserve a spot.

Hear Her Roar: “12 Angry Men” @ Promenade Playhouse
This classic courtroom drama is recast with an ensemble of 12 impassioned women playing the cantankerous jurors in this fictional homicide trial.
Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 14 & 15) at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $20. (310) 656-8070; promenadeplayhouse.com

On the Road: “The Way Home” @ Various Locations
A group of emerging artists with Jewish Women’s Theatre takes stories about home on the road, including a fabric store in Venice this Thursday and The Braid on Saturday.
Limited engagement: 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 13) in Venice and Saturday (June 15) at The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Ste. 102, Santa Monica. $18. bit.ly/wayhometix

Meta Musical: “Pippin” @ Westchester Playhouse
The Kentwood Players present Stephen Schwartz’s award-winning musical about a young prince searching for adventure and meaning in his life and the band of theatrical players who help tell his tale.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 22 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $25 to $27. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org

American Idiot: “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer” @ The Actors’ Gang
Co-written by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, this satire of militarism and media manipulation tells the story of a down-on-his-luck farmer sucked into a whirlwind of celebrity and patriotism.
Now playing 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 22 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $50, or pay-what-you-want at the door on Thursdays. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com

Stranger than Fiction: “Dana H.” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
This new play by Lucas Hnath recounts his mother’s harrowing true story of being a psychiatric ward chaplain kidnapped by a patient and held in Florida motels for five months.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through June 23 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $27 to $72. (213) 628-2772; centertheatregroup.org

“Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Follow Dorothy as she battles a vainglorious queen, meets a magical Patchwork Girl and sets a rainbow king free.
Now playing 2 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12.50 to $15. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Lust and Lunacy: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Odyssey Theatre
Passions and cultures collide in this Tennessee Williams classic about faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her tense relationship with her working class brother-in-law.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 7 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $40. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com

Rogue Machine brings the serious and playful themes of “Ready Steady Yeti Go” to life
Photo by John Perrin Flynn

Not Child’s Play: “Ready Steady Yeti Go” @ Electric Lodge
Guillermo Cienfuegos directs this Rogue Machine production of David Jacobi’s play about a perfect storm of “white guilt” that strikes a town after it experiences a stunning hate crime. Meanwhile, two middle schoolers must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love amid the town’s prying eyes.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays through July 29, plus 7 p.m. on Sundays in June at 3 p.m. on Sundays in July, at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $20 to $35; or $10 on Monday, June 17. (855) 585-5185; roguemachinetheatre.net


Lust and Lunacy: “A Streetcar Named Desire” @ Odyssey Theatre
Passions and cultures collide in this Tennessee Williams classic about the faded and unstable Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her tense relationship with her working class brother-in-law.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 7 at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $40. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com

The Feed: “#hysteria” @ Various Locations
Santa Monica Repertory Theatre tackles the frenzy social media has injected into our lives through dramatic readings of plays written and directed by observant women about everything from gender politics to earning a living wage. Post-show conversations with the cast, director and audience follow each reading.
Limited engagement: Various times from Friday (June 7) to Sunday (June 9) at Bergamot Station, Promenade Playhouse or Santa Monica Playhouse. $20 to $25; or $90 for a festival pass. santamonicarep.org

Mobile Home: “The Way Home” @ Various Locations
A group of emerging artists with Jewish Women’s Theatre takes stories about home on the road, traveling to a fabric store in Venice (June 13), a thrift shop in Studio City (June 16) and a downtown L.A. art gallery (June 8). Salon-style performances, preceded by an art talk and exhibit, happen on June 9 and June 15 at The Braid in Santa Monica.
Limited engagement: 7:30 p.m. Sunday (June 9) and Saturday (June 15) at The Braid, 2912 Colorado Ave., Ste. 102, Santa Monica, plus various other times and locations through June 18. $18. bit.ly/wayhometix

A Kosher Memphis Belle: “The Hebrew Hillbilly” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Shelley Fisher sings about her life growing up as a good little Jewish girl in the Deep South and the big rock ‘n’ roll dreams that carried her to Hollywood.
One performance only: 6:30 p.m. Sunday (June 9) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $39.99. (800) 838-3066; hebrewhillbilly.com

Hear Her Roar: “12 Angry Men” @ Promenade Playhouse
This classic courtroom drama is recast with an ensemble of 12 impassioned L.A. women playing the cantankerous jurors in this fictional murder trial.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays through June 15 at Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. $20. (310) 656-8070; promenadeplayhouse.com

“Dana H.” @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
This new play by Lucas Hnath recounts the harrowing true story of his mother, a psych ward chaplain captured by her patient and trapped in Florida motels for five months.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through June 23 at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. $27 to $72. (213) 628-2772; centertheatregroup.org

Meta Musical: “Pippin” @ Westchester Playhouse
The Kentwood Players present Stephen Schwartz’s award-winning musical about a young prince searching for adventure and meaning in his life and the band of theatrical players who help tell his tale.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 22 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $25 to $27. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org

Unforgivable?: “Mistakes Were Made – coulda-woulda-shoulda” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Dick makes the mistake of letting a blue-eyed winker threaten his marriage. Jeff turns down his dream job then regrets it. Mel hires a famous money manager, now famous for stealing money. And now Dick’s wife knows about the affair. We all make mistakes, but can we fix them?
Now playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com​

More than Child’s Play: “Ready Steady Yeti Go” @ Electric Lodge
Guillermo Cienfuegos directs this Rogue Machine production of David Jacobi’s play about a perfect storm of “white guilt” that strikes a town after it experiences a stunning hate crime. Meanwhile, two middle schoolers must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love amid the town’s prying eyes.
Now playing at at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and various times on Sundays through July 29 at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $19.99 to $34.99; or $10 on June 7, June 17 or July 6. (855) 585-5185; roguemachinetheatre.net


A Royal Mess: “Exit the King” @ City Garage
Eugene Ionesco’s Beckett-like dark comedy follows the final hours of a megalomaniac king and the two queens squabbling for his failing kingdom.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through July 14 at City Garage, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit T-1, Santa Monica. $20 to $25. (310) 453-9939; citygarage.org

More than Child’s Play: “Ready Steady Yeti Go” @ Electric Lodge
Guillermo Cienfuegos directs this Rogue Machine production of David Jacobi’s play about a perfect storm of “white guilt” that strikes a town after it experiences a stunning hate crime. Meanwhile, two middle-schoolers must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love amid the town’s prying eyes.
Previews start Thursday (May 30), followed by the opening on Saturday (June 1). Shows continue at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays through July 29, with Sunday shows at 7 p.m. in June and 3 p.m. in July, at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $20 to $35; or $10 on June 7, June 17 or July 6. (855) 585-5185; roguemachinetheatre.net


American Idiot: “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer” @ The Actors’ Gang
Co-written by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, this satire of militarism and media manipulation tells the story of a down-on-his-luck farmer sucked into a whirlwind of celebrity and patriotism.
Now playing 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 22 at The Actors’ Gang, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. $25 to $50, or pay-what-you-want at the door on Thursdays. (310) 838-4264; theactorsgang.com

“Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Follow Dorothy on her escapades doing battle with a vainglorious queen, meeting a magical Patchwork Girl and setting a rainbow king free.
Now playing 2 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through June 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $12.50 to $15. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com


Believe Your Eyes: “Magic Monday” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Master magician Albie Selznick returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse, presenting an ever-changing lineup of award-winning magicians and variety acts performing show-stopping feats, sleight of hand and mind-blowing illusions. Pre-show entertainment begins a half hour before curtain.
Opens April 1 and continues 8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 586-1166; magicmondayla.com


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