It's a great month to catch some of your favorite TV and movie stars performing in live theatre in Los Angeles, with big names gracing three different Center Theatre Group productions currently running.
Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, A Mighty Wind) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, TransAmerica) star in David Mamet's political comedy November at the Mark Taper Forum, about an unpopular president seeking reelection. Sept 26 - Nov 4, 2012.
John Hurt (The Elephant Man, Alien, Harry Potter) makes his LA stage debut in Samuel Becket's Krapp's Last Tape at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Hurt perfected the solo role in Dublin, London and New York before bringing it to Los Angeles. The audience is invited to tape their own stories before and after the show. Oct 9 - Nov 4, 2012.
Recently seen playing jazz at Lexington Social House in Hollywood, Jeff Goldblum (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly), can currently be found reprising his Broadway role in the play Seminar at the Ahmanson Theatre. Written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of the TV series Smash, Seminar invites you into a private writing workshop conducted by novelist Leonard, played by Goldblum. Oct 10 - Nov 18, 2012.
For information on all three plays, visit www.centertheatregroup.org.
Support live theatre by paying full price if you can, but if you can't, check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.
Photo of Ed Begley, Jr. in November by Craig Schwartz; photo of Jeff Goldblum and Aya Cash rehearsing for Seminar by Jeremy Daniel