Small theaters, big fun

Black Dahlia TheatreLos Angeles is so big and spread out that sometimes we end up missing some really cool small shops, shows, and eateries. While I’ll probably end up doing a round-up of everyone’s favorite hole-in-the-wall like Colleen’s coffee round-up, for now I’ll just tell you about two little theaters that are having some awesome shows this weekend.

If you like the funny, the Re-Establishment Theater presents “The Passion: Deleted Scenes”, a self-described “series of fairly short one acts or a series of fairly long sketches”. I’ve seen this show a few times (natch, it’s walking distance from my place) and it’s hilarious. The admission is a suggested donation of $5. The theater is in the Brewery Arts Complex and there’s a restaurant just across the parking lot, so you can make an evening of it. Directions are here. Shows are tonight at 9 and 10 PM. They run about 45 minutes each.

If your tastes tend to run a little more dramatic, check out the latest show at the Black Dahlia Theatre: Placement. It’s an interesting take on the complexities and emotions involved in adoption. The show opens tonight at 8 PM and runs through July 31; check the show’s page for dates. The theater is at 5453 W. Pico, between Fairfax and La Brea.

(Image is from Placement at the Black Dahlia Theatre; taken by Kathleen McGivney.)