Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Plays in Los Angeles to catch in February and March

Add these two productions to your 'play' dates
Patti Pietschmann

What--the world premiere of Two Fisted Love. The year is 2008 and Hollywood A-lister, Caroline Connors (Serena Scott Thomas), having recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, braves her descent into an uncertain future while attempting to navigate her relationships with her ultra-conservative and less than politically correct husband and her defiant and idealistic daughter in this premiere of David Sessions’ dark comedy about a modern family in a state of moral crisis.

• Presented by Range of Light Productions

When--previews: February 1-2
Performances: February 3 – March 11
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 1 (preview), 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 2 (preview), 9, 16, 23; Mar. 2, 9
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 3 (opening night), 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10
• Sundays at 3 p.m.: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar. 4, 11

Where--Odyssey Theatre. 
2055 South Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles,just north of Olympic Blvd. on the West side of the street

Tickets-- or or 866-811-4111; email to  
All performances: $34 with previews: $15. Parking is $5 .

Also Playing

California premiere of The Happiest Song Plays Last — Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant play — the final installment in Hudes’ three-play “Elliot cycle,” which began with the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful — chronicles a year in the life of two kindred souls as they search for love, meaning and a sense of hope in a quickly changing world. At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and an open door for the needy. Directed by Edward Torres, who directed the world premiere production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and featuring live music by Grammy Award-winning tres guitar player Nelson González. 

Previews: Feb. 17 – Feb. 21
Performances: Feb. 22 – March 19

• Tuesday at 8 p.m.: Feb. 20 ONLY (preview)
• Wednesday at 8 p.m.: Feb. 21 ONLY (preview)
• Thursday at 8 p.m.: Feb. 22 ONLY (Opening Night)
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 17 (preview), Feb. 24, March 3, March 9, March 17
• Sundays at 3 p.m.: Feb. 18 (preview), Feb. 25, March 4, March 10, March 18
• Mondays at 7:30 p.m.: Feb. 26, March 5, March 11, March 19

Where--The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Tom Bradley Theater, 514 S. Spring Street. Los Angeles

Tickets-- $24 to $52 at 
 (866) 811-4111 or go to
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Parking costs  $5 with box office validation, Joe’s Parking structure, 530 S. Spring St. (immediately south of the theater)
• Metered parking available on streets surrounding the theater.
• Take the Metro: nearest stop is Pershing Square (two blocks west of The LATC).