Gershwin is resurrected but Miller’s ‘Salesman’ dies again; Theater gets ‘Bent;’ Eshman and Barak Q


Saturday the 20th

The unlikely worlds of “General Hospital” and “24” converge tonight, with the opening of 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company’s production of the Martin Sherman play “Bent.” Actors Tyler Christopher (of the aforementioned soap) and Jamison Jones (of the aforementioned terrorism TV drama) play Max and Horst in this Holocaust piece about two homosexuals held prisoner in a concentration camp, who fall in love despite never being able to touch one another.

Jan. 19-March 4. $25. Theatre 68, 5419 Sunset Blvd., Suite D, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 960-7827.

Sunday the 21st

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Scene from ‘Sweet Mud’

Donned your mukluks and jetted to Sundance this week? Lucky you. In between all the schmoozing, make sure to check out four films of Jewish relevance. There’s “The Ten,” a film divided into 10 stories inspired by the Ten Commandments, and “Chicago 10,” a stylized portrait of the infamous protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention and the trial that followed. And from Israel, two more films to consider: The documentary, “Hot House,” which explores the growth of Palestinian nationalism behind the bars of Israeli prisons, and the Israeli film, “Sweet Mud,” an emotional coming-of-age story about a boy living on a kibbutz in 1974.

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Thursday the 25th

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We have a photo of Rob Eshman on the home page, so here’s a photo of Lahna Turner

More in the mood for a laugh? Interfaith comedy couple Ralphie May and Lahna Turner share a double bill at the Grove of Anaheim tonight. Count on hearing May’s signature politically incorrect hip-hop humor, and Turner’s blend of funny spoken-word pieces with bawdy songs.

8 p.m. $25. 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 712-2700. Books: Max Apple is a bard of the background

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