Compiled by Christina Campodonico

“Fefu and Her Friends”invites audiences to rethink feminism

Haunted History: “An American Saga Revival — Gunshot Medley: Part I” @ Electric Lodge
Set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard, this Rogue Machine production explores the deep-seated tensions, conflicts and systemic racism that have marred America’s history from the antebellum South to today.
Last shows: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Aug. 16 to 19) at Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. $25to $40. (855) 585-5185; roguemachinetheatre.net

Renaissance Man: “The World is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Stogie Kenyatta portrays the many sides of athlete, actor, lawyer, cultural scholar and civil rights activist Paul Robeson in this one-man show.
One performance only: 8 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 17) at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $30. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Supernatural Comedy: “Blithe Spirit” @ Westchester Playhouse
The Kentwood Players revive Noël Coward’s classic comedy about a séance that goes hysterically awry, with the spirit of a socialite’s late first wife sticking around to interfere with his new marriage.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24 at Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. $20 to $22. (310) 645-5156; kentwoodplayers.org

A Family Tragedy: “All My Sons” @ Pacific Resident Theatre
In this 1947 Arthur Miller play, family secrets are stirred up when two old neighbors show up unexpectedly in a Midwestern town, exposing a scheme that sent defective airplane parts to the skies of World War II.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25 at Pacific Resident Theatre’s Co-op Space, 705½ Venice Blvd., Venice. $15. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

Shakespeare Remixed: “Toy Story Tempest” @ Media Park
Based on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story,” this free outdoor play follows Woody (aka Prospero) and his friends as they attempt to reunite with their beloved owner Andy on a magical deserted island.
Now playing at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 25 at Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Free with RSVP. 310-838-4264; theactorsgang.com

Loman’s Last Stand: “Death of a Salesman” @ Ruskin Group Theatre
Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Morrow (“Number3rs,” “Billions,” “Northern Exposure”) steps into the role of Willy Loman, the tragic central figure of Arthur Miller’s classic drama about a traveling salesman, his family and his last hours on Earth.
Run extended: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $35. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.com

A Room of Her Own: “Fefu & Her Friends” @ Odyssey Theatre
In this avant-garde piece of early feminist theater by María Irene Fornés, audiences travel from room to room of Fefu’s “house,” witnessing the complicated relationships and clashing ideas of eight women exploring what it means to be a feminist in the 1930s.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $10 to $37. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com

A Flash of Genius: “Andy Warhol’s Tomato” @ Pacific Resident Theatre
When a teenage Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working class bar in Pittsburgh, he receives inspiration, guidance and friendship from a surprising source.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $15 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

Kid-Friendly: “Snowhite” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
In this colorful musical fantasy for kids (with no evil stepmother, poisonous potions or scary forests), the audience helps Snowhite and her seven companions (a couple of triplets plus one) find her mother and true destiny.
Now playing 2 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Santa Monica Playhouse, $12.50 to $15. (310) 394-9779, ext. 2; santamonicaplayhouse.com

Unforgivable? “Mistakes Were Made – coulda-woulda-shoulda” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Dick has an affair that threatens his marriage. Jeff turns down his dream job and regrets it. Mel hires a famous money manager, now infamous for stealing money. We all make mistakes, but can we fix them?
Run extended: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com​


An Empowered Muse: “Eurydice” @ City Garage
The Orpheus myth gets turned on its head in this Sarah Ruhl play told from the perspective of Eurydice, following her as she talks with stones, rides elevators in the underworld and finds companionship in her late father’s ghost.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 15 at City Garage, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building T1, Santa Monica. $20 to $25 or pay-what-you-want at the door on Sundays. (310) 453-9939; citygarage.org

Shakespeare Remixed: “Toy Story Tempest” @ Media Park
Based on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story,” this free outdoor play follows Woody (aka Prospero) and his friends as they attempt to reunite with their beloved owner Andy on a magical deserted island.
Now playing at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 25 at Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Free with RSVP. 310-838-4264; theactorsgang.com

A Flash of Genius: “Andy Warhol’s Tomato” @ Pacific Resident Theatre
When a teenage Andy Warhol finds himself in the basement of a working class bar in Pittsburgh, he receives inspiration, guidance and friendship from a surprising source.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. $15 to $34. (310) 822-8392; pacificresidenttheatre.com

Criminal Shenanigans: “Loot” @ Odyssey Theatre
Crime, a corpse and a crazy cast of characters come together for this darkly comic Joe Orton play revival. When Hal and Dennis rob a bank next to a funeral parlor, what safer place to hide the dough than in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased mum? Unfortunately for them, the coffin keeps popping up at the most inopportune times.
Last shows: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 8 to 10) at Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $32 to $37. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.org

Unforgivable? “Mistakes Were Made – coulda-woulda-shoulda” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
Dick has an affair that threatens his marriage. Jeff turns down his dream job and regrets it. Mel hires a famous money manager, now infamous for stealing money. We all make mistakes, but can we fix them?
Run extended: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $35. (310) 394-9779; santamonicaplayhouse.com​


A Room of Her Own: “Fefu & Her Friends” @ Odyssey Theatre
In this avant-garde piece of early feminist theater by María Irene Fornés, audiences travel from room to room of Fefu’s “house,” witnessing the complicated relationships and clashing ideas of eight women exploring what it means to be a feminist in the 1930s.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29, with a preview performance at 8 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 1). Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. $10 to $37. (310) 477-2055, ext. 2; odysseytheatre.com

Family Drama: “Death of a Salesman” @ Ruskin Group Theatre
Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Morrow (“Number3rs,” “Billions,” “Northern Exposure”) steps into the role of Willy Loman, the tragic central figure of Arthur Miller’s classic drama about a traveling salesman, his family and his last hours on Earth.
Run extended: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25 at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. $20 to $35. (310) 397-3244; ruskingrouptheatre.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.
Now playing at 8 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 30 at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. $40. (310) 586-1166; magicmondayla.com


Kid-Friendly: “Snowhite” @ Santa Monica Playhouse
In this colorful musical fantasy for kids (with no evil stepmother, poisonous potions or scary forests), the audience helps Snowhite and her seven companions (a couple of triplets plus one) find her mother and true destiny.
Now playing 2 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29 at Santa Monica Playhouse, $12.50 to $15. (310) 394-9779, ext. 2; santamonicaplayhouse.com


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