Los Angeles playwrights are in the spotlight this week. The shows below are all by locals. Bonus: Two of the playwrights, both longtime favorites, are being presented at durable theaters run by couples, and both halves of the couple are working on the plays. Perhaps it’s time to reconnect with old friends.
1. ‘A Love Affair’ at Santa Monica Playhouse
The essentials: As a TV writer and his wife of 38 years face life’s diminishing returns, sexually and financially, their thoughts return to their newlywed selves. The 1991 play was the third in a series of semiautobiographical marital tales by Jerry Mayer.
Why this? Mayer turned to...