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LATC Reunion Seeks Attendees, Donors

The Los Angeles Theatre Center on Spring Street in downtown L.A. is seeking local artists who worked at the facility 1985–1991 or those who worked with its founding company, the Los Angeles Actors Theatre (1975–1985). In 1991 the city of Los Angeles took over the operation of the facility, which includes several rental facilities with various seating capacities. The Oct. 1 event will honor the 20th anniversary of LATC and the 30th anniversary of LAAT. All former participants are invited: actors, directors, crew, staff, technicians, and volunteers. The organizers are also seeking donors to help sponsor the reunion. Information is available on the website, www.celebrate-latc.org.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—International City Theatre in Long Beach announces its 2006 season. Making its Equity theatre debut is the zany musical Jesus' Kid Brother (Feb. 10-Mar. 12, 2006), which premiered in the 99-Seat Hudson Theatre in 2003. Co-writer–composers are brothers Brian and Mark Karmelich, and Jules Aaron returns as director. It will be followed by the West Coast premiere of Tracey Scott Wilson's award-winning The Story (Apr. 28-May 21, 2006), about a young African-American newspaper reporter investigating a shocking murder; John Belluso's Humana Festival prizewinner, A Nervous Smile (Jun. 16-Jul. 9, 2006), about a severely disabled girl and the parents who abandon her; the classic comedy Twentieth Century (Sep. 1-Oct. 1, 2006), featuring a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig of the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur; Robert Harwood's backstage drama The Dresser (Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 2006); and the theatre's own adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Dec. 1-10, 2006), back for its third season. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 436-4610…

The Road Theatre in North Hollywood announces its 15th season. Included are Tom Jacobson's new play, Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People (Sep. 30-Dec. 4), directed by Mark Bringelson, in which a fictional character from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest comes to life; the L.A. premiere of Michele Lowe's String of Pearls (spring 2006), directed by Stephen Sachs, in which a string of pearls passes through the hands of several women; and Jim Henry's new play When We Were Alive (summer 2006), directed by Ken Sawyer, in which a couple dances their way through war and peace, fame and fortune, while cherishing and despising each other. The Road Theatre, Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. www.roadtheatre.org. (866) 811-4111…

Walt Disney Studios offers a special engagement of a digitally restored version of its 1950 animated classic Cinderella at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre. The event precedes an Oct. 4 DVD release. Appearing on Sep. 15 at 7 p.m. is a special panel of the original voiceover artists from the film: Ilene Woods-Shaughnessy (Cinderella), June Foray (Lucifer the cat), and Lucille Bliss (stepsister Anastasia). Among other panelists is legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston. El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Sep. 15-25. www.elcapitantickets.com. (800) 347-6396…

Graduating students of the Stella Adler Academy's two-year acting program are presenting free performances of Arthur Miller's classic drama The Crucible. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd fl., Hollywood. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Sep. 14-18. (323) 465-4446…

Reheated, a bill of one-acts, is presented by producer Allison Fox as a benefit supporting the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Included are Leftovers by Gloria Calderon Kellett, Hamlet in Supernova by Kristina Leach, and Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley. Last year Fox's presentation of Stranger Conversations raised more than $4,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk. Studio Theatre, Loyola Marymount campus, 1 LMU Dr.: Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Sep. 17-18. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A.: Tue.-Wed. 8 p.m. Sep. 20-21. Sep. 17-21. $15 donation. allisonfox2003@yahoo.com. (760) 492-3472…

The American Cinematheque is sponsoring a courtyard sale to raise funds for urgent repairs to the roof and interior of its historic Egyptian Theatre, damaged by torrential rains. The repairs are estimated to cost more than $85,000. Among items for sale are books, DVDs, videos, laserdiscs, autographed movie posters, promotional items, catalogues, press books, magazines, and still photos. Support is solicited in donations to the sale and purchase of items. Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sep. 17-18. www.americancinematheque.com…

—Les Spindle

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