L.A. theater openings, May 17-24: 'Andre & Dorine' and more

L.A. theater openings, May 17-24: 'Andre & Dorine' and more
A scene from Kulunka Teatro's mask-theater fable "Andre & Dorine." (Gonzalo Jerez)

Annabelle Gurwitch has a few things to say in her new solo comedy, attention must be paid in a classic drama by Arthur Miller, and a mask-theater troupe from Spain offers a wordless fable about love, old age and Alzheimer's.

I See You Made an Effort Annabelle Gurwitch performs her solo comedy based on her bestseller about life as a middle-aged woman. Skylight Theatre Skylab, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Sun., next Sun., 3 p.m.; Mon., 8 p.m.; Sat., 6 p.m.; ends June 8. $25. (213) 761-7061.


Shine Storytellers explore the topic of motherhood. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St., Santa Monica. Sun., 7 p.m. $10. (310) 452-2321.

The King and I Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical about a British woman hired as a tutor for the children of the king of Siam. Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Sun., next Sun., 3 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 and 8 p.m.; ends July 3. $18-$28. (818) 244-8481.

Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein Tune-filled salute to the two legendary musical-theater songwriting duos. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. Sun., 2 p.m. $49.50, $69.50. (805) 667-2900.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore Nora and Delia Ephron's seriocomic exploration of the female experience; with a different cast each week, including Nancy Dussault, Linda Purl, Dawn Wells and Stephanie Zimbalist. Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 p.m.; ends June 7. $41-$61. (949) 497-2787.

Erich Bergen – Live! The singer-actor ("Jersey Boys") performs with a 10-piece band. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Fri., 8:30 p.m. $25-$50. (866) 468-3399.

Kay Sedia in Taco Kisses The drag performer returns with a new solo show. Cavern Club Theater, 1920 Hyperion Ave., L.A. Thu., 8 p.m.; Fri., 8 and 10 p.m.; next Sun., 8 p.m. $20. (323) 969-2530.

Passages Theatre Unleashed's 2nd annual festival of one-act plays written and directed by company members. Belfry Stage, Upstairs at the Crown, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m. $10. (818) 849-4039.

Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up Workshop production of Lucy Alibar's new comedy about her Florida childhood. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m.; ends May 31. $25. (213) 628-2772.

Andre & Dorine Spain's Kulunka Teatro stages its wordless mask-theater drama about an elderly couple contending with Alzheimer's disease. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends June 7. $10-$34.99. (866) 811-4111.

Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller's classic drama about a traveling salesman, his wife and their two sons. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends June 20. $14-$27. (562) 494-1014.

A Special Evening with Jay Leno and Friends The comic and former "Tonight Show" host headlines this fundraiser. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Sat., 8 p.m. $75-$125. (310) 208-5454.