L.A. theater openings, April 3-10: 'Dry Land,' 'Shelter' and more

This week: New dramas about abortion, immigration and mental-health issues, plus a multimedia work exploring our relationship with the environment.

Latin History for Dummies Workshop production of John Leguizamo's new one-man show. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. Tue.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends April 17. $29 and up. (858) 550-1010.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Veteran group plays Fab Four favorites; children under 5 not admitted. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends April 10. $29-$135. (800) 982-2787.

Beckett Trilogy Irish actress Lisa Dwan performs three of the Absurdist playwright's solo works: “Not I,” “Footfalls” and “Rockaby”; this hour-long production is staged in complete darkness. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Thu.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 10. $60-$80. (310) 434-3200.

Dueling Drag Divas: The Fierce Awakens Music, comedy and celebrity impersonations with Chi Chi Rones and Joanna. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m. $20, $25. (800) 838-3006.

Urban Rez Cornerstone Theater Company presents an immersive, outdoor staging of Larissa FastHorse’s new satirical fable about Native Americans in L.A. The Viaduct at Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1799 Baker St., L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 and 9 p.m.; Sat., 4 and 5 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 3 p.m.; ends April 17; returns April 21-May 1 at University High School. Pay what you can ($5-$35). www.CornerstoneTheater.org.

All Is Fair (or Oblivion Wrought) Reed Arnold's new dramedy about two co-workers who become romantically involved. Dorie Theatre at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 24. $14, $20; Thursdays, pay what you will. (323) 465-0383.

Catch Me If You Can Musical adaptation of Steven Spielberg's 2002 film about a young con artist and forger. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends May 7. $20-$32. (818) 244-8481.

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For the Record
April 13, 11:15 a.m.: This listing for Glendale Centre Theatre’s staging of “Catch Me If You Can” says the show is a musical adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film about a con artist and forger. Though it has the same title, it is an unrelated murder mystery comedy.
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The Cause, My Soul Othello woos Desdemona in writer-director Ted Lange’s prequel to Shakespeare’s tragedy of the Moor of Venice. The Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda, West L.A.Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends May 1. $25. (310) 477-2055.

Children of Eden Cabrillo Music Theatre stages the Stephen Schwartz musical inspired by the Old Testament tales of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah's ark. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 17. $35-$75. (800) 745-3000.

Don't Tell My Mother! Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) headlines a new edition of the comedy/storytelling series. Busby's East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Fri., 8 p.m. $16, $20. (323) 525-2615.

It's Just Sex Jeff Gould's off-Broadway hit about three married couples who spend a wild evening together; for mature audiences only. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends June 5. $20-$39.95. (818) 762-2272.

Jackie Beat The drag performer returns with more off-color songs and stories. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. $20, $25. (800) 838-3006.

The Lightning Thief Musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestseller about a 12-year-old boy who enters the world of Greek mythology; for ages 7 and up. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. $25-$35. (310) 746-4000.

Memory Rings Phantom Limb Company uses puppetry, music, dance, video, etc., to explore humanity's relationship with the natural world; presented by CAP UCLA. UCLA Freud Playhouse, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. $29-$49. (310) 825-2101.

She Workshop production of Marlow Wyatt's drama about a young African American girl in a small town; part of the New Works Festival 2016. Long Beach Playhouse, Studio Theatre, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $10. (562) 494-1014.

Shelter CalArts Center for New Performance presents this world-premiere theatrical work inspired by the stories of unaccompanied minors from Central America seeking asylum in the U.S. Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 17. Free. calarts.edu/shelter

Tell Me I'm Pretty Joshua Silverstein's new solo comedy explores race, gender and poverty in America. Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; ends May 7. $20, $25. (213) 389-3856.

Anton in Show Business All-female cast performs Jane Martin's comedy about a TV actress who lands a part in a stage production of Chekhov's “Three Sisters.” Hudson MainStage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends May 14. $25. (323) 960-4418.

Around the World in 80 Days Stage adaptation of Jules Verne's Victorian-era adventure tale. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; ends May 7. $14-$24. (562) 494-1014.

The Dig: Death, Genesis + the Double Helix Writer-performer Stacie Chaiken's solo drama about an American archaeologist who makes a startling discovery at a site in Israel. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends May 1 (866) 811-4111.

Dry Land The Echo Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel's abortion-themed drama about two female high school students. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 4 and 7 p.m.; ends May 15. $25. (310) 307-3753.

The Intergalactic Nemesis — Target Earth Family-friendly sci-fi/adventure tale features live music, sound effects and projected comic book-style images. Caltech's Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m. $10-$45. (626) 395-4652.

Sister Act Musical Theatre West presents the stage adaptation of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy about a murder witness hiding out in a convent. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 24. $20 and up. (562) 856-1999.

Weapons A retired cop's increasingly strange behavior worries his family in Chris Collins' new drama. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 8. $25. (323) 960-7721.

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