By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ
This is Tinseltown, but it’s not all about movies and TV productions. There are many great local theatres to see some amazing work. Catch these shows in the coming weeks.
Artist Edgar Arceneaux’s homage to actor Ben Vereen in Historic Filipinotown
Renowned visual artist Edgar Arceneaux’s first stage show, “Until, Until, Until…” comes to the Bootleg Theater on Saturday, October 20. The piece investigates the infamous 1981 performance of Broadway legend Ben Vereen – which was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. The final five minutes of the performance were censored for the television audience, leaving out Vereen’s critique on the history of segregation and racist stereotypes. “Until, Until, Until…” is based on the footage that never aired. Show starts at 7 p.m. Go here for show info
An Improvised Drama Show at the Lyric Hyperion
Aqua Barca performs the first draft of a show – built over the course of 5 nights prior in front of an audience and under live direction. The ensemble features Natalie Palamides, Courtney Pauroso, Bill O’Neill, Chad Damiani, Juzo Yoshida, Ian Bratschie and Christina Catherine Martinez. Show is on Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Go here for show info
Opening night of ‘Cost of Living’ at The Fountain Theatre
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok takes a look at two relationships between disabled and able persons. The New York Times called it “a play about disabilities with people.” The show runs now through December 16. There are shows Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (2 & 8 p.m.), Sunday (2 p.m.) and Monday (8 p.m.) is pay what you want from $5 to $45. Go here for show info
‘Gloria’ closes at Atwater Village Theatre
Don’t miss “Gloria,” a dramatic comedy focusing on editorial assistants working in the competitive world of a New York City magazine. The final performance is Sunday, October 21 at 4 p.m. Due to disturbing content and strong violence the show may not be suitable for those under 17. Go here for show info
Make sure to check with event organizers for last minute changes.
“Remembering Boyle Heights” premiers at Casa 0101 Theater
An immersive production uses today’s gentrification debate to explore the history, stories and memories of Boyle Heights. Previews begin Nov. 2. Go here for show info