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Friday, September 30

A LIE OF THE MIND

USC Scene Dock Theatre

1029 Childs Way, Los Angeles, 90089

7:00pm

Filled with enormous vitality and humor, Sam Shepard’s savage masterwork examines the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousy and distrust, to probe into the human heart and the destructiveness it can engender.

“Sam Shepard is surely the only dramatist alive who could tell a story as sad and frightening as this one and make such a funny play of it without ever skimping on its emotional depth.” —The New Yorker

Performance Dates & Times:
Saturday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.*
Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m.*
Sunday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m.

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Tyne Daly in Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordoff St., Northridge, CA 91330

8:00pm

The Norton Simon Museum’s latest exhibit, Dark Visions: Mid-Century Macabre, features 14 works from the 1920s to the 1970s by such artists as Joseph Cornell, George Herms and Edward Kienholz that explore the grim and sinister side of mankind. The collection of paintings, lithographs and assemblage address death, violence, horror – even Minnie Mouse – whether its Kienholz’s wood-veneered writing desk, which contains plastic doll parts and animal fur, or Jack Edward Stuck’s portrait of a man strapped to a chair in a gas chamber.

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Lauren Weedman: Tammy/Lisa From Misery to Meaning

REDCAT

631 W 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

World Premiere: With live music and a wicked wit, incisive and hilarious writer/performer Lauren Weedman shares secrets of her alternate identity: a colorful personality born in her past and controlling her future. Before becoming an acclaimed author, a popular star of HBOs Looking, and a noted correspondent for The Daily Show, Lauren was given the birth name(s) Tammy Lisa. Her adopted family gave her a new name and a life that led to near-stardom and gobs of critical praise, but as early-ish midlife approaches, Tammy Lisa is re-emerging as a musical and multi-faceted character who often embodies Loretta Lynn, Helen Reddy, or Lucinda Williams depending on her mood swings. Tammy Lisa re-invents the cabaret form with funny and dark songs of heartbreak, gay boys, straight boys, volatile love, side-splitting comedy, and bliss

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