MainStage

The Factory. The Motel. The Apartment. The Cafe. Extraordinary things happen in ordinary places.

 

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

BY JOSEFINA LÓPEZ

comedy cut from a different cloth

In a tiny, family-run factory, fabric flies and tempers flare when Ana, fresh out of high school, rebels against the status quo with dreams of becoming a writer. But deportation and the pressure to not abandon her heritage become a heated debate. These incredibly strong women gossip about food and sex and love…and size, while rewriting Corporate America’s definition of beauty.

A coming of age comedy, set in East LA, written, directed and designed by an all-women team.

October 12 - November 18, 2018

 

THE MOUNTAINTOP

BY KATORI HALL

a masterpiece reaching historic heights

April 3, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. Room 306. Tomorrow, it will become the scene of one of our nation’s greatest losses. But tonight, it is just another stopover motel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Full of vivid theatricality, poetic language, and surprising twists, this drama takes us to the summit of a man’s historic life and offers a stunning new view of his dream for our nation.

“…daring, rousing and provocative.” Entertainment Weekly

February 8 - March 10, 2019

 

PANG SPA

BY DAVID JOHANN KIM

k-town gets the world premiere treatment

What would you give to be made whole? When a young renter moves into a tenement apartment building, the Pang family is flooded with memories from an unresolved past. Koreatown is the vivid foundation of this multi-generational drama built on heart and humor. This world premiere is LA-made but strikes a profound chord of hope and redemption that reverberates through the universal American experience.*

A world-premiere production from our 2018 New Works Festival.

May 24 - June 23, 2019

 

THE SPITFIRE GRILL

MUSIC AND BOOK BY JAMES VALCQ
LYRICS AND BOOK BY FRED ALLEY
BASED ON THE FILM BY LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF

a hearty helping of the great American musical - Order up!

Run away to a small town where they “roll the streets up at night” and find yourself in a café that serves up a soul-stirring story with a strong cup of joe. This joyous musical bubbles over with toe-tapping fun and soaring, heart-felt melodies – and is proof that a new beginning is as close as your own back porch.

“Rich and satisfying! Tender and touching!” – Billboard

July 12 - August 11, 2019


 

the Fine Print: this season is full of exciting, challenging and risk-taking storytelling, these plays may contain adult language and situations, even some suggested nudity*…for details contact the box office. And, as always, due to the nature of LIVE THEATRE these productions, dates, talent and titles are subject to change. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable (with the exceptions of cancelled events) and handling or credit card fees are always non-refundable. That’s it. Now come see a show!