LOS ANGELES -- On Dec. 4, the Circle X Theatre Co. and The Open Fist Theatre Co. will present Notcracker, a collaborative effort which explores, challenges and reinvents the themes of the beloved holiday classic, Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" ballet. "Inspired by the ballet, Notcracker is a collectively written and sometimes improvised interpretation of the music," said a company spokesperson. "The result is a hilarious evening of irreverent diversion. Words, music and dance come together to create a fantastic and unforgettable adult-oriented spectacle."
Notcracker plays through Dec. 19 at the Los Angeles Playhouse (home of the Open Fist), 1625 N. LaBrea in Hollywood. $15 general admission or $10 with a non-perishable canned food donation for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
On Dec. 6 at 2 PM there is a "pay what you can" matinee. Call (323) 969 9239 ext 2.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent