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Wednesday, February 17

An Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winner The Blessing of a Broken Heart Adapted by Todd Salovey from Sherri Mandells Award Winning Book

Jewish Women’s Theatre

2912 Colorado Ave #102, Santa Monica, 90404

4:00pm

A recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the Los Angeles premiere of "The Blessing of a Broken Heart" arrives precisely at the time when it is most needed, to help heal our comm...

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ELANA AZOSE MEET & GREET BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Children's Book World

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

6:00pm to 6:30pm

Join local author Elana Azose for a celebration of her new picture book, Never Insult a Killer Zucchini (co-authored by Brandon Amancio). As Mr. Farnsworth, the science-fair judge, makes his way through the exhibits alphabetically --A (antimatter), B (bionic limb), C (cloning) -- the Killer Zucchini tries to show his affection. But when Mr. Farnsworth gets to K and admits he likes to eat zucchini with ranch dressing, the Killer Zucchini gets steamed and attempts to exact his revenge on the snack-loving judge using the other science-fair projects.

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ELANA AZOSE MEET & GREET BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Children's Book World

10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

6:00pm to 6:40pm

Join local author Elana Azose for a celebration of her new picture book, Never Insult a Killer Zucchini (co-authored by Brandon Amancio). As Mr. Farnsworth, the science-fair judge, makes his way through the exhibits alphabetically—A (antimatter), B (bionic limb), C (cloning)—the Killer Zucchini tries to show his affection. But when Mr. F gets to K and admits he likes to eat zucchini with ranch dressing, the Killer Zucchini gets steamed and attempts to exact his revenge on the snack-loving judge using the other science-fair projects as his means to an end.
For ages 7 and up. FREE

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Criers for Hire

David Henry Hwang Theatre

120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, 90012

8:00pm

Aurora, Remedios, and Eugenia are three of the most sought-after professional funeral criers in Monterey Park. They are eager to welcome Auroras 14-year-old daughter Ligaya (nicknamed Gaya) from the Philippines into their world and teach her their somber trade. However, they soon realize that Gaya has the opposite effect on people, making them laugh instead of cry. What ensues is a hilarious and heartwarming story of cultural identity, generational conflict, and finding home in a new country.

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Thursday, February 18

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638

7:00pm

Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his feisty daughter, Scout - a young girl on the cusp of adulthood - brings new hope to a neighborhood in turmoil.

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