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A collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (i.e. “The Tale of the Bipolar Bear & the Codependent Eskimo”). Told with a mix of live actors and puppets, the show has played to consistently sold-out crowds all over LA for over three years.

"With a go-for-broke vivacity and edginess reminiscent of Monty Python, Feldman and his crew spin comedic gold!"

-LA TIMES        

"I cannot recall the last time I laughed so well or so long in the theatre!"

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY: J. Michael Feldman

Jess McKay (Jim Henson's Puppet Up)
Tina Huang (Rizzoli & Isles, CSI)
Matt Cook (True Blood, 2 Broke Girls, HBO's The Comeback)

Malcolm Barrett (Better off Ted, NBC's Upcoming 'Mission Control')
Drew Droege (Drunk History, "Chloe" videos, Comedy Bang! Bang!)
Burl Moseley (Mindy Project, Always Sunny)
Eileen Mullane (Tim & Eric)
Corey Podell (Transparent, HBO's The Comeback, Taboo Tales)

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The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER  on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe’s Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut and is back for another performances. The Meeting* has been called “delicious and delightfully droll” by The New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village Voice. A story for called the evening “so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.” The recent opening of the Fall season in New  York sold out after a New York Times “Arts & Leisure” feature. Special guests for the Los Angeles show will be announced soon.

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WRITE CLUB Los Angeles is:
3 bouts of
2 opposing writers/ 2 opposing ideas
7 minutes apiece
Audience picks a winner
Net proceeds go to charities of winners' choosing

Only $8

Literature as Bloodsport.
Prize money to charity.

MONDAY Nov 10 @ 7pm
And the 2nd Monday of every month


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O Rejane

O Réjane world premieres November 14th to take audiences into the life of an indomitable woman of strength and passion. Réjane, a remarkable French actress and theater impresario, revolutionized French culture, fashion and socio-politics in the Belle Époque, while coming to grips with the fact that for her, life did equal art. Conceived and written by Ilana Turner, O Réjane features original music by Réjane's great-great-granddaughter Adrien Reju and Sébastien Miel of the French band La Maison Tellier.  Direction and stylized movement by Christopher Sivertsen, Artistic Director of UN-certified Swedish company Awake Projects O Réjane is sponsored, in part, by French Morning. Tickets on sale October 14, 2014. | O RÉJANE TRAILER 

Thurs-Sun - November 14  thru Dec 6

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Returning Sunday, December 7

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2 New Classes from Rob Adler!

Improvisation, for Actors not Caricatures (Sundays 3-6pm)

& On-Camera Scene Study (Tuesdays 7-11pm)

Rob Adler is a longtime fellow of Bootleg and recently directed Roger Guenveur Smith in Patriot Act.  Adler's extensive work at Bootleg has included teaching, directing & acting in myriad productions since Bootleg's beginning.  Rob is on the faculty at USC and is the founder of AdlerImprov.  To learn more about classes visit 

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Because Life is Improvised | LinkedIn | IMDB

"'s the creative edge that sets you apart from your peers. Adler is a coach who can marry improvisation with not only scripted material, but the modern demands of the industry as well. Through his humor, passion, intelligence and generosity, Rob has a way of getting actors to let go and play."
- Adam Mayfield, All My Children

"Rob is one of the finest teachers I've had the pleasure of working with.  He specializes in using improvisation for actors, not caricatures"
- Aaron Speiser, coach to Academy Award nominees Will Smith, Gerard Butler & Virgina Madsen

"Rob Adler gets right to the heart of the matter giving actors tools and confidence to embrace truthful spontaneity..."
 - Kevin McCorkle, The Amazing Spiderman, Hot in Cleveland, Young & the Restless

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Bootleg Theater is a 501c3 non-profit organization (Rampart Theater Project, Inc. is our non-profit name) and all the theater that we make here is entirely supported by donations and ticket sales. You can make a tax deductible donation by pressing this "Donate" button. Thank you for supporting Theater & Dance at Bootleg Theater.

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2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Bootleg Theatre is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater and performance born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Bootleg supports and collaborates with the best of established and emerging theater artists to create daring multi-disciplinary live experiences that are striking, contemporary and non-traditional.

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