Four short plays by Academy Award and Emmy winner Alan Ball ("American Beauty," "Six Feet Under") entitled Your Mother's Butt and Other Acts of Inspiration will play Los Angeles' West Coast Ensemble June 18-July 11. Keith Hoffman directs the one acts. The provacatively titled Your Mother's Butt pits a therapist against her impossible, shoe-obssessed patient, where a certain dream about Mom may be the clue to a cure. The other featured plays are Power Lunch, Made for a Woman and The M Word. Ball is also the author of the bridesmaid comedy Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, but he is best known for his Oscar-winning screenplay to "American Beauty" and the hot HBO TV series "Six Feet Under."
Tickets are $15. The West Coast Ensemble Theatre is located at 522 North La Brea Avenue between Melrose and Beverly. For reservations, call (323) 525-0022. West Coast Ensemble is on the web at http://www.wcensemble.org.
— By Christine Ehren