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9 L.A. theater recommendations for the holiday weekend

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So you can no longer tolerate Black Friday spam, a new battle for parking in a shopping mall or the passive-aggressive visiting family member who asks: "What kind of fun do we have planned today?"

We are here to help. Set aside the screens, the keys and the Googling and consider the advice of Times critic Charles McNulty and his cohort of theater reviewers. They have recommended the following nine productions, all of which have tickets available for this weekend from late Wednesday.

"Small van" at the Mark Taper Forum in the center of L.A. The 2017 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the August Wilson drama has found its way to Los Angeles with a great cast and expert direction by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. As McNulty writes in his review: "This supposedly lesser Wilson work is a masterpiece according to a different standard." Shows Friday-Sunday. Review

"Between Riverside and Crazy" at the Fountain theater in East Hollywood. One of the brightest theater lights from L.A. has extended the L.A. premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, in which a former police officer is shot while a white officer is out of service. The character's journey, McNulty writes, "has all the characteristics of Guirgis' work: loud and bruising on the outside, sad and soulful on the inside."

"The big jump" on Pasadena Playhouse. Director BD Wong sat down for an interview with staff writer Ashley Lee to discuss Lauren Yee's play, which uses a shared love of basketball as the source of understanding between American and Chinese cultures. In her review, Margaret Gray writes: "The title refers, yes, to Mao Tse-tung's Great Leap Forward, a disastrous economic reform of the late 1950s, but it is also reminiscent of a gravity-defying dunk. And it works just as well as a metaphor for Yee & # 39; s daring approach to film writing. ”Performance Friday-Sunday Review and function

"Eight nights" by Antaeus Theater in Glendale. The moving new piece by Jennifer Maisel opens in 1949 with a 19-year-old Holocaust survivor and continues to unfold the decades of a forged life in the United States. Reviewer Philip Brandes notes parallels with today's headlines and writes: "Director Emily Chase and her cast bring the human reality of persecuted refugees to life with a breathtaking emotional impact." Saturday. Review

"Waiting for Waiting for Godot" by Holy fools in Hollywood. Reviewer F. Kathleen Foley notes how this play, with its West Coast premiere, is not only a tribute to Samuel Beckett, but also serves as a nice tribute to actors – “those fearless aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and often ungrateful service from art. "Shows Friday-Sunday. Review

"Key Largo" at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. John Huston's classic film noir from 1948 with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson receives an exciting, exciting phase adaptation that has proved a hit in Westwood. Star Andy Garcia, McNulty writes, delivers a "high voltage portrayal of gangster Johnny Rocco (who) infuses the game with crackling vitality." Performances Friday-Sunday are almost – but not completely – sold out. Review

"The mother … with the hat" on Theater 68 in North Hollywood. So maybe this isn't for sweet old aunt Mitzi? The game by Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose explosively charged title must be elliptical here, has a strong cast that makes people laugh, according to reviewer Nikki Munoz. The starting point: a recovering addict tries to find out if his girlfriend is cheating on him – and if so, with whom, based on a hat he finds in their apartment. Shows Friday-Sunday. Review

"Elijah" by Great victory theater in Burbank. Hurricane Elia crashes in Texas and in a TGI Fridays restaurant include people who come to demonstrate – for and against – the execution of a serial killer in a local prison. Let the storm begin. Foley calls the drama an & # 39; emotional whirlwind & # 39 ;. Performance Saturday-Sunday. Review

"Department of Dreams" on City Garage in Santa Monica. This surreal, dystopian myth revolves around citizens who are forced to & # 39; deposit their dreams & # 39; in a monolithic government bureaucracy as part of a campaign of intimidation and terror. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday were available at the final check. Review

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