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L.A. theater openings, March 16-23: 'I Love Lucy: Live on Stage' and more

"Is There Sex After Marriage?" That is the question at Two Roads Theater. Also, Shakespearean characters take part in "Classic Couples Counseling" at the Secret Rose, and you-know-who has got some 'splaining to do in "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at Segerstrom Center.

Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: Live! Family-friendly show featuring characters from the PBS series. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sunday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. $13.50-$20. (562) 944-9801.

Siro-A Performance-art troupe from Japan mixes electronic dance music, visual effects and illusions. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. Sunday, 5 p.m. $40. (562) 985-7000.

Sochi 2014 Staged reading of Tess Berry-Hart’s new docudrama about anti-gay discrimination in Russia. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Donation. (818) 508-3003.

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I Love Lucy: Live on Stage Hit show re-creates the filming of two episodes of the beloved 1950s sitcom. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. $29-$99. (714) 556-2121.

Forgotten Return engagement of Irish writer-performer Pat Kinevane’s solo show about elderly people in Ireland. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends April 6. $25, $30. (310) 477-2055.

God Only Knows U.S. premiere of Hugh Whitemore’s thriller about British tourists caught up in a biblical mystery in Italy. Theatre 40, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. Thu., Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 20. $24, $26. (310) 364-0535.

The Memorandum Santa Monica Repertory Theater stages Vaclav Havel’s classic satire of bureaucracy. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Fri.-next Sun., 7:30 p.m.; ends April 20. $20-$50. (213) 268-1454.

Classic Couples Counseling World premiere of Lloyd J. Schwartz’s comedy about a therapist with some of Shakespeare’s most famous couples for clients. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends April 27. $10, $20. (323) 960-5774.

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Is There Sex After Marriage? World premiere of Jeff Gould’s comedy about a long-married couple who accidentally find themselves at a swingers’ party; for mature audiences. Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends May 4. $25, $34. (323) 960-5770.

Lend Me a Tenor Ken Ludwig’s classic backstage farce about an opera company. Actors Co-op, David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2:30 p.m.; ends May 4. $20-$30. (323) 462-8460.

The Petrified Forest Robert E. Sherwood’s classic drama about mobsters holed up in a roadside cafe. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 27. $5-$34. (323) 851-7977.

Riddance World premiere of Sissy Boyd and Wesley Walker’s surreal exploration of the mother-daughter relationship. MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Blvd., Highland Park. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends April 6. $15. (323) 660-8998.

HAM: Slices of a Life Broadway star Sam Harris performs in this one-man show. L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, L.A. Sat.-next Sun. $25. (323) 860-7300.

In the Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue! A celebration of the Big Band era. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Sat., 2 and 8 p.m. $20-$70. (562) 944-9801.

Our Abyssinia Staged reading of Robert Riemer’s fantastical new drama about a dysfunctional family. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sat.-next Sun., 2 p.m. $15. (818) 202-4120.

Selected Shorts: Drama at Dinner Michael Imperioli, Amber Tamblyn, Jane Kaczmarek  and others read food-themed tales by authors including Haruki Murakami, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, Henry Miller and Nora Ephron. Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A. Sat., 3 and 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. $35. (310) 440-7300.

The Seagull Parson’s Nose Theater stages Chekov’s tragicomedy of romantic and artistic frustration. Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 7 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m. Pay what you will. (626) 403-7667.

L.A. Deli Sam Bobrick’s new comedy about showbiz types who frequent a local eatery. Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends April 27. $30. (323) 960-7738.

Patti LuPone The two-time Tony winner performs. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sat., 8 p.m. $49-$109. (714) 556-2121.

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It’s Magic! Illusionists from around the world perform. Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $35-$65. (562) 467-8818.

A Song at Twilight An elderly, closeted writer has a confrontation with his ex-mistress in Noel Coward’s drama; with Bruce Davison and Sharon Lawrence. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Next Sun., 5 p.m.; ends April 13. $38-$72. (626) 356-7529.

I’ll Take Murder for $25 Million Interactive whodunit set at a corporate shindig. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Next Sun., 7 p.m. $20. (626) 355-4318.

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