The following is a list of live theater shows in Santa Monica this weekend compiled by Daily Press Staff. Theater listings will publish at least once a month in the Weekender Edition on a rotating basis with Happy Hour and Art Gallery listings. To add a theater to the listings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruskin Group Theatre Co.
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave
The Rainbow Bridge
A new comedy by Ron Nelson. Directed by Michael Myers. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.
Just when Jerry thought he’d moved on from his family drama, his mother and sister come back to haunt him … literally. The battle he must wage in this fearless and merciless new comedy will remind us all about those hot buttons we keep buried just below the surface. Be brave and you just may enjoy a good cry while you’re laughing …
Santa Monica Playhouse
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St.
Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m.
Ionesco’s THE LESSON/LA LEÇON & THE BALD SOPRANO/LA CANTATRICE CHAUVE
This run will feature an international cast, as ART proudly presents the plays in French and in English. THE BALD SOPRANO, Eugene Ionesco’s bizarrely humorous comedy of mishaps and manners, followed by THE LESSON, a bizarre and darkly humorous indictment of language cum power cum bourgeois education. The French Language production will be presented on July 29 ; August 12, 18, 26. The English Language production will be presented on August 11, 19, 25
Annie Oakley and the Princess Café
Aug. 12, 2 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Annie Oakley coming back to life in 2017? Impossible. But that’s exactly what happens as the legendary heroine comes to the aid of a single mom, Kat, and her daughters, struggling to find a balance between the bottom-line temptations of modern living and the comforting solid roots of tradition. Audiences help Annie, Kat and her daughters hold their own against smarmy villain Mable Q. Moneypots, and create a whole new family tradition.
Cock Tales: Shame On Me!
Aug. 13, 3 p.m.
From Debra Ehrhardt (Jamaica, Farewell) comes a new one-woman show. Based on true stories of up close and personal encounters with those very complicated members of the opposite sex, Cock Tales: Shame on Me! explores self-discovery, betrayal, molestation, guilt, pleasure and love.
Pain In My Asperger’s
Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Actor/musician, Jeremy Ebenstein, through story and song, takes audiences through his humorous, inspiring, yet often heartbreaking story of living a life with Asperger’s Syndrome. With eight original songs and compositions, Ebenstein chronicles his journey from childhood to adulthood, addressing universal issues like childhood bullying, hopeful romance, and overcoming depression. He offers his unique take on the struggles of everyday life, from relationships, to being able to hold down the simplest of jobs, yet always striving towards his dreams of being accepted and living a successful life.
2912 Colorado Ave #102
Annie Korzen Famous Actress
Through September 9
Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent’s obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, “Annie Korzen is a force of nature – hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.”
Annie Korzen, SEINFELD’s Doris Klompus, knows that the world would be a better place if everyone would just do what she says, and she has very specific plans for her future and for everyone else’s. This perennial bit player, highly opinionated woman, exasperated mother, and mortified daughter knows exactly what she wants out of life – until life proves her wrong. An evening of laughs, tears, music – and constructive criticism – as Annie learns that it’s only when she lets go and gives up control that things fall into place.
Highways Performance Space @18th St. Arts Center
1651 18th St.
NEW SHOES 16
Aug. 11 & 12, 8:30 p.m.
The sixteenth installment in an ongoing series of new dance and physical theatre works by emerging and established choreographers, directors and ensembles.
NEW SHOES 16 features works by Jamie Carr/Authentic: Grooves, Madison Clark, Belle Jessen/indigo projects, Keri Prokopidis, Pia Vinson, and Amanda Kay White.
The Broad Stage
1310 11TH STREET
Santa Monica Rep Reads
Aug. 13, 4 p.m.
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry
Santa Monica Rep brings their popular play reading series back to The Edye for a second year. Now in their seventh year of presenting play readings to the community, SM Rep Reads provides audiences an opportunity to engage in a direct and on-going conversation about relevant and enduring themes.