WHAT: Fabulous new play, Always — But Not Forever
WHO: Director Gary Imhoff with cast: Bryan Callen (Mad TV and Sex in the City , Tanna Frederick, David O’Donnell, Michael Fairman, Samantha Sloyan, Brent Fraser and Kelly DeSarla
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Edgemar Center for the Arts
WHY: It’s the first play legendary filmmaker Henry Jaglom has written in about 30 years. The play is about the end of his first marriage and is based upon his 1985 film of the same name. Ticket info here.
WHAT: Book signing of Second Civil War
WHO: LAT political columnist Ronald Brownstein
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Book Soup
WHY: He casts the red-state/blue-state social war in Civil War terms. And if that doesn’t make you feel duped and distracted, then you probably voted for Bush and we can’t help you.
WHAT: Political talk
WHO: Former presidential adviser (for both parties) and current editor-at-large of U.S. News and World Report David Gergen
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
WHY: The promotions for this talk promise insight into the “ups and downs of presidential leadership” over the past 30 years. You need another reason? Ticket info here.