Published on April 28th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

RLn THEATER: April 28, 2014


May 3
The Haumāna
The Haumāna is showing, at 7 p.m. May 3, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro
The Haumāna is an award-winning independent film by Keo Woolford.
When the charismatic host of a cheesy Waikiki tourist show accepts the challenge of leading a group of high school boys through the demanding discipline required for a traditional hula festival, he becomes as much a student as a teacher when he reconnects with the culture of Hawai`i he had abandoned.
A Q-and-A with Keo Woolford and cast members will take place after the film.
Tickets $10 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, or $15 cash at the door.
Details: www.grandvision.org/calendar-details.asp?id=568
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
May 4
Searching for Sugar Man
Searching for Sugar Man will show, at 7 p.m. May 4, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
The film centers on the true story of Sixto Rodriguez.
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero’s fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.
Tickets are $12.
Details: www.grandvision.org/calendar-details.asp?id=567
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
Location: 478 W. 6th St., San Pedro

May 11
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy about a glamorous Broadway star and her uproarious wedding day will be presented, through May 11, at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Rolling Hills Estates.
Performance times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $45.
Details: (310) 544-0403; www.norriscenter.com
Venue: The Norris Theatre
Location: 27570 Norris Center Drive, Rolling Hills Estates
 
May 17
Medical Marijuana Telethon
The Medical Marijuana Telethon is being performed at 8:30 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 17, at The Found Theater in Long Beach.
The Found presents a comedy exploring one of today’s burning issues: the movement to legalize marijuana for both therapeutic and recreational use. A mock telethon, The Medical Marijuana Telethon offers up pot guru Dr. Kenny Kushner and a jaw-dropping array of celebrities as they work their hearts out for one important cause: affordable medijuana for every man, woman and child in America. It’s cheaper than universal health care…and you’ll no longer care that you’re sick. Can we do it? Yes, we cannabis!
Tickets are $15.
Details: (562) 433-3363; info@foundtheatre.org
Venue: The Found Theatre
Location: 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

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