Hot, Buttered Drama

Perhaps the only scene more fickle and catty than a seventh-grade class, Hollywood is a dangerous, glamorous place that's known to chew up and spit out the popular kids with as much abandon as the fringy, nerdy ones. Cases in point: Ingrid Bergman's banishment in the '50s for having the gall to become pregnant by her lover, or the perpetual punch line that is Lindsay Lohan's life. Ben Elton's award-winning play, Popcorn, captures Hollywood's vicious nature with a sharp-tongued tale of murder and deceit set at the Academy Awards. Popcorn runs through October 7 at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, with a special 2 p.m. matinee October 3. Tickets are $10 to $35. Visit
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 29, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 30, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 3, 2 p.m. Starts: Sept. 27. Continues through Oct. 7, 2007

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