What’s behind the curtain as LA theaters reopen?

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Jordan Tyler Kessler and Kelvin Morales play Maya Miller and Elliot Gonzalez, neighbors who fall in love as teenagers, in “The Last, Best Town.” Photo by Ian Flanders.

LA theaters are offering new performances — online and in-person. Culver City’s The Actors’ Gang is out with a new virtual play called “We Live On,” about life during the Great Depression and lessons for COVID recovery. Topanga Canyon’s Theatricum Botanicum is premiering an outdoor show this Saturday called “The Last, Best Town,” about two families from different cultures, and what the American dream means to them. KCRW also looks at the legislative challenges facing theaters as they reopen.