Theatre West Presents Two Plays in Repertory: Acting: The First Six Lessons and The Life and Times of A. Einstein

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Paul Gersten

Beau and Emily Bridges in “Acting: The First Six Lessons.”

Theatre West is presenting two fascinating shows in repertory from April 9 to May 16.

Acting: The First Six Lessons features popular film and TV star Beau Bridges (the upcoming new version of The Rockford Files, The Fabulous Baker Boys) and his beautiful daughter Emily Bridges. They portray a wise acting teacher and his student respectively in this play adapted from a book by Richard Boleslavsky. It turns out that the same lessons that make a fine actor are the best lessons to equip you for life in general. Charlie Mount directs. Performances are Fridays at 8, Sundays at 2.

The Life and Times of A. Einstein features writer-performer Kres Mersky as Albert Einstein’s secretary as she manages a press conference for the great scientist. The show is smart like its subject, but also very, very funny. The show evokes Einstein’s travails in Europe and travels in America. Performances are Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 7. Paul Gersten directs this World Premiere.

Thomas Mikusz

Beau and Emily Bridges in “Acting: The First Six Lessons.”

Theatre West is located at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, 90068. This is in the vicinity of Studio City, North Hollywood and Universal City. There is free parking in a lot across the street. Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $20 for premium seating. Opening night tickets are slightly higher. Discounts are available for seniors, veterans, current military, KCRW members and groups, with tickets at just $5 for students 25 and under. Reserve at (323) 851-7977, or go online at www.theatrewest.org.

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