Los 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.)