A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, the most magical outdoor setting in Topanga, becomes the enchanted woods of Athens in this second offering of the Theatricum’s repertory season. 8 p.m., through September 24, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Baby, the musical, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, through July 31, (310) 454-1970.
BARK! will continue through Sunday, August 28th at the Coast Playhouse, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. The performance schedule is Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $40.00 for all performances. Tickets are available online at www.tix.com or by calling 800/595-4849. For more information, please visit www.BARKthe musical.com.
Bent, Performances areFridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm at Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, through Sunday, August 14. Ticket prices are $20.Tickets are available by calling 323-960-7740 or by visiting www.plays411.com/bent.
Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244.
Fashion, a comedy of manners from 1845, live music and songs of the era played, directed by Ellen Geer, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, through October 2, (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Four Short Plays by Padua Playwrights, Shawna Casey’s “The Aegean Sea,” Sharon Yablon’s “The Party,” Wesley Walker’s “Temple Dog” and Guy Zimmerman’s “The Wasps,” through July 31, Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, (323) 692-2652 or email@example.com.
Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
The Intern. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm at Theatre Tribe, 5267 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Ticket prices are $20.00 at the door – $15.00 through Theatremania; tickets are available online at www.theatremania.com or call 866-811-4111.
The Odd Couple, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, through August, (562) 494-1014.
Oklahomo! For a run six week run, through Saturday, August 20. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm at the Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Ticket prices are $18.00 ($5.00 discount for students, seniors and 4-A union members). (818) 842-4755.
Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.
Thursday, July 28
Fornicationally Challenged. Judi Lee Brandwein’s autobiographical comedy. For Mature Audiences
Three Thursday nights, also August 4 & August 11, $15.00. 1211 Fourth Street (between Wilshire & Arizona, (310) 394-9779 ext. 1 or online at SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Outlaugh 2005, the first US Gay Comedy Festival, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., through Sunday July 31 at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street. $20 (per show) (800) 595-4849 or visit www.tix.com.
Friday, July 29
Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, through September 3, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach. $20.00. $18.00 for seniors and students. $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes prior to performance. (562) 494-1014.
Lessons, starring Mare Winningham and Hal Linden, to run through Saturday, August 27. $25.00 for all performances. Groups of 8 or more receive a $3.00 discount. Lee Strasberg Institute’s Marilyn Monroe Theatre, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For Tickets, please call 323-650-7777 or visit www.westcoastjewishtheatre.org.
The Birds: A Tail of Ornithic Proportions, McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 McCadden Place, Hollywood, through August 28, $20.00. Student discount price: $15.00.
sbenefit for GLAAD – $30.00,(818) 464-3706.
Saturday, July 30
Dead Wrong: International Posters Against the Death Penalty, an exhibition organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, through August 27. Opening reception on July 30, from 6 – 9 P.M., Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1, (310) 264-4678.
House of Campari to Preview Up and Coming Modern Artwork by Emerging Artists. Through September 5th, 1224 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Beach.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan runs Saturdays at 8 pm, through September 24, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. For tickets and information, the public should call (310) 455-3723 or visit online at www.theatricum.com.