Attend a Private Performance of “If I Needed Someone”! Two Santa Monica stars together for the first time! Great food from Michelin-starred chef Chef Josiah Citrin and the best in entertainment from award-winning theatre City Garage. Click here for tickets or more information.

Opening weekend of “If I Needed Someone,” our world premiere of this new play from Neil LaBute, is coming soon! Stage Raw just published a fascinating interview with him that you can read here:

Neil LaBute / Stage Raw Discussion

So come join us and be part of the excitement. There will be a preview on Friday, August 2nd with complimentary champagne, followed by opening night on Saturday, August 3rd with an informal buffet following the show. Get your tickets here!

About the Play

This smart, sexy, funny, timely comedy follows a girl and guy over the course of one night while they try to navigate the minefield of contemporary gender politics. They’ve just met. They like each other. They’re attracted to each other. They’ve ended up back at her place but now the true test begins. How do they avoid saying or doing the wrong thing? How do they say or do the right thing? What does that even mean in today’s world of relationships? Neil LaBute, well known for his biting, provocative plays that show men at their worst and women at their most frustrated, here takes a gentler, sweeter tone and crafts a love story that remains just as edgy, just as full of razor-sharp insights, showing two people who maybe, just maybe, might make it to the other side of that dating war zone and find each other.

A New Play from Neil LaBute! “If I Needed Someone”
Preview, Friday, August 2nd @ 8:00pm; Opening Night gala, Saturday August 3rd @ 8:00pm.

$15K Match!

As you probably know, small nonprofit theatres like City Garage can’t survive on box office alone. We make up the difference with grants and from generous contributions from audience members like you. That’s why we were so excited when, recently, one of our patrons (who wished to remain anonymous) made a $15,000 marching pledge. This is, of course, quite wonderful, and comes at a very critical time before new grants come in, late this fall. The thing is, we need to match it by the end of the summer. Thanks to the people below, we now have $6,725 toward the $15,000 we need. Can you join them and help us get there by your gift, large or small?

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Frederique, Archie (& Charles)

The Writers Workshop at City Garage!

The Writers Workshop is now happening online! Are you working on a play, a one-person show, a screenplay, or a piece of fiction and want help pushing it forward? Develop it in the Writers Workshop at City Garage. Get guidance, feedback, story analysis, and support in our weekly sessions. Click here for more information.

Merci! ❤️

Frederique 👠👠, Charles, and everyone at City Garage

Archie says Thank you!