February 21, 2002
Picks and kicks for February 23-29
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In Skip Usen's "The Urn," a family death brings everyone out of the woodwork -- a free-spirited ex-wife, a newly Chasidic son and a cousin from the wrong side of the tracks -- which results in a tumultuous and hilarious week during which Grandpa Sol carries the urn with Grandma Sophie's cremated remains everywhere with him. Produced by Messiah Jacobs, the film stars Emmy Award-winning actor Fyvush Finkel, Stanley Kamel, Greg Zola and Rosalee Mayeaux. Limited engagement through March 6. 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. (daily). $3-$6. Regency Theatres, Fairfax Cinemas, 7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 804-4746. http://www.theurnmovie.com.
Deeley is a man who has it all: a glamorous job as a film director, a beautiful wife Kate and enough spare time for candlelit meals and dinner guests. Yet the arrival of his wife's old roommate, Anna, hints at long-buried mysteries and tensions regarding the nature of their relationship. What ensues in Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter's acclaimed play, "Old Times," is an intense and hilarious rivalry between a woman's best friend and her husband as they battle it out using power, sex and memory as weapons. Through April 13. 8 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 4 p.m. (Sun.). $20. The Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. (800) 595-4849. http://www.tix.com.
Imagine a dark sci-fi world where apocalyptic visions have come to pass. The year is 6000, and robots rule the planet. David Largman Murray's dark comedy imagines remaining humans as second-class citizens, who aspire to become machines. "Robots vs. Fake Robots" posits a young man named Joe in the midst of this universal nightmare where robots are beautiful, hip and refined but ultimately soulless. An allegory about the image of Hollywood celebrities, the play asks what it means to be human and wonders how far people will go to fulfill their deepest desires. Through March 15. 8 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 7 p.m. (Sun.). $22. The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica. (310) 396-3680. http://www.powerhousetheatre.com.