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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—Rubicon Theatre Company announces its 2004-05 season. Included are Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana, co-produced with Manitoba Theatre Centre of Winnipeg, Canada, and starring the father-daughter team of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist, appearing together for the first time. (Oct. 16-Nov. 7); Neil Simon's Fools, directed by Henry Polic II (Nov. 20-Dec. 12); Songs for a New World, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. (Mar. 5-27, 2005); Mark Steins' romantic thriller Mating Dance of the Werewolf, directed by Steven Schipper (May 5-22, 2005); and Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Jenny Sullivan (Jul. 7-31, 2005). Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. (805) 667-2900…

Indie Chi Productions presents a staged reading of Diane Lefer's Penalty Phase, directed by Che'Rae Adams, dealing with closure for a family after a convicted murderer has been executed. McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Tue. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 850-8702…

RESFEST 2004, an international touring film festival, makes a five-day stop in L.A. The event showcases innovative shorts and music videos, including the work of more than 20 L.A. filmmakers. Among the highlights is Oedipus, an animated film retelling of Sophocles' tragic tale, with a cast of vegetables. Studio tours are included. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Oct. 13-17. Tours: $75. Screenings: $9-12 (advance); $12-15 (at door). www.resfest.com…

FirstStage presents a staged reading of Arthur Miller's The Price, featuring Ed O'Neill, Jack Wallace, Geoff Pierson, and Cathy Rusoff. Discussions follow the reading. Proceeds go to FirstStage to support its free services to playwrights and screenwriters. FirstStage Theatre, United Methodist Church, 6917 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. Wed. Oct. 13, 8 p.m. $15. (323) 850-6271…

L'Orange film production company presents Charles Nelson Reilly's solo vehicle Save it for the Stage...The Life of Reilly, which will be filmed for a documentary during three live stage performances. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Oct. 14-16. $30-45. www.- elportaltheatre.com. (866) 811-4111…

East West Players presents its annual fundraiser, A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, featuring Nancy Kwan and James Shigeta from the film Flower Drum Song. David Henry Hwang Theater, Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St., L.A. Silent auction and reception: 5 p.m. Performances: 3 & 7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 16. Sponsorships: $1,000-10,000. Single tickets: $50-250. ryzaaie@eastwestplayers.org. (213) 625-7000, ext. 17…

Women Playwrights Outreach Project, in collaboration with the June Mazer Lesbian Archives, presents Ordinary Miracles, a festival of staged readings of new works developed during weekly group meetings. Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat. Oct. 16, 2 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 23 & 30, 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. (310) 444-7794…

Musical Theatre West presents an open house at its newly constructed office/rehearsal hall, as part of Long Beach's citywide Arts Month celebration. Mayor Beverly O'Neill will participate in a private dedication of the building for major donors. Afterwards the public can tour the building. Food, live performances, games, and prizes are included. Free. Musical Theatre West, 4350 E. 7th St., Long Beach. Oct. 17, 2 p.m. (562) 856-1999…

Mimi Kennedy, Susi Dietz, and Philip Hinberg present Tony Kushner's Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy, featuring Sally Field and Kennedy, both as Laura Bush. The performance benefits Progressive Democrats of America and Progressive Majority. Ricardo Montalban Theater, 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood. $20-250. (818) 386-0248.

—Les Spindle

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