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Opening Weekend

There are a ton of shows opening in Los Angeles this weekend. That's great, but you can't go see all of them ? and neither can Anthony. Here's why that matters to the health of LA's theater audience.

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The Fullness of Nothing

Nothing happens in Will Eno's play, Thom Pain (based on nothing). But that doesn't stop Rainn Wilson from giving a stunning performance.

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Dystopian Delight

Britain's Headlong Theatre Company turns George Orwell's dystopian novel into a stunning theatrical production. But it might move your mind more than your heart.

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The Ritual of Space

A forced move for the Rogue Machine from its Pico Boulevard home is the latest challenge facing LA's small theaters.

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Theater for a New Year

The new year promises several exciting theater productions. Anthony Byrnes previews a few.

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All Hell Breaks Loose

What if you didn't have to come to church and you didn't have to tithe in order to be saved? What if the hell of the bible were really just an ancient garbage dump rather than a Dante-ian inferno? What if everyone went to heaven? Everyone.

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The Recipe Paradox

Cirque Du Soleil's latest show, Kurios, repeats their favorite recipe and manages to recapture the magic. It's the best Cirque show to make it through LA in years.

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A Commitment to Actors

This may not be the best production of Guys & Dolls you'll ever see but it is the most approachable and heartfelt — and that's perfect for a holiday show.

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Orpheus with an iPhone

A tragic event, a broken father and the hope of technology to contact the afterlife. Clever writing and a diverse cast help The Speed of Jake along on stage.

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