Poor Behavior is a new dark adult comedy that looks at four lives and two marriages tested by a late night alcohol-fused argument over morality, history and personal ethics, says the press notes. Set in a seemingly sedate and peaceful country home, the question “Is it adultery if they already think you've done it?” becomes the subtext of Theresa Rebeck's new play. Cast includes JohAnna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch. Directed by Doug Hughes. Previews for Poor Behavior begins Sept. 7, opening night is set for Sept. 18, and runs through Oct. 16. Use the code COUNTRY online or by phone to get $10 off $35 tickets for the Wednesday and Thursday evening performances on Sept 7, 8 and Sept 14, 15. Mark Taper Forum / 135 North Grand
One Night Only: On Broadway: East West Players opens its 46th season with One Night Only: On Broadway, a benefit with an impressive list of performers supporting the Little Tokyo theater gem. Not on the list of hoofers and warblers is the late add Telly Leung, know for TV's Glee. Leung has appeared on Broadway in Rent, Pacific Overtures and Flower Drum Song, and was just signed to join the Broadway revival of Godspell. “The evening promises to be a spectacular night of singing, a dash of dancing, and storytelling,” says Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang. “This will be a great experience for fans of musical theatre.” Saturday, Aug., 20 I East West Players I 120 Judge John Aiso
The Guru of Chai: Tonight and tomorrow night, Indian Ink Theatre Company will offer their tale of a tea seller, "a young girl, a policeman in love and a disreputable poet" set against a backdrop of conflicting modern day India sources of spirtuality; technology and ancient gods. Aug. 18 and 19 (8pm) I Grand Performances. I California Plaza I (Free)
Arts District-based Cornerstone Theatre Company just ended its production in, and about, Fowler California.
Sun Sisters: Company of Angels continues “Sun Sisters” by Vasanti Saxena. A traditional Chinese mother, stricken with cancer, struggles as she come to terms with her lesbian daughter who comes home to nurse her through the last days. Closes Aug. 28 I Company of Angels I The Alexandria I 501 S. Spring
Sandra Bernhard: I Love Being Me, Don't You?: It is the 2nd and final week for the hottest ticket in town. It is sold out, but some tickets turned back to the box office have been appearing as standby at the last minute. "A walking-talking blogger before blogs were invented, Bernhard doesn’t tell jokes so much as humorously riff, a style that helped pave the way for the rambling hilarity of Kathy Griffin," says the Los Angeles Times. ADD: As we wait for REDCAT's Fall schedule, you can note the annual three-week NOW Festival will begin Sept. 8, launching eight new works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performance artists. Plus Robert Wilson will revisit his 1977 L.A. performance piece at REDCAT on Jan. 28. REDCAT I 631 W 2nd
Stage Fest: LATC will host The California International Theatre Festival, a collective of international ensembles bringing works to the stages on Spring. The schedule of performances will include "Theatre & Society in a Post 9/11 World," a free panel discussion held on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Sep. 8 to Sep. 11 I Los Angeles Theater Center I 514 S Spring