November 16, 2018

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. ‘ target=’_blank’>

Monday the 22nd

If you haven’t yet seen the new genocide documentary, “Screamers,” or even if you have, tonight’s an opportunity to view the film, as well as hear from those involved in its making. Focusing on modern day genocides from Armenia to Darfur, it screens tonight at Valley Beth Shalom. Rabbi Ed Feinstein leads a post-film discussion with Armenian community leaders and rock band System of a Down, who produced and lent their music to the film.

7 p.m. Free. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. ‘ target=’_blank’>

Wednesday the 24th

Artist Sharon Ben-Tal lays it on thick in her new exhibition at Bandini Art. Layering color wash upon color wash — infused with graphite, mica and a range of pure pigments, and sanded — Ben-Tal plays with depth, light and luster in her backgrounds, juxtaposed by relief line drawings in the foreground. The results challenge the viewer to make peace of the contradiction. Her paintings are on view through Feb. 24.

Opening reception Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. 2635 S. Fairfax Ave., Culver City. (310) 837-6230. ‘ target=’_blank’>