A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

On Wed., April 15, the taxes will be done and in the mail. It’s time to reward yourself. But that refund’s not here yet, or, worse, you just sent off a check to the government. So how do you do it? Take advantage of A Noise Within’s Pay What You Can night (Thurs., April 16, at 8 p.m.) during previews of Jean Anouilh’s “The Rehearsal.”

The play takes place in 1950s France and concerns a Count bored with pursuing pleasure and excess and suddenly taken with an innocent young woman. His jaded court, of course, does not want the Count to give up his old ways for purity and virtuosity. Humorous, witty, and also intensely dramatic, “The Rehearsal” is Anouilh’s most critically acclaimed work.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of two per person, and must be purchased in person at the box office after 2 p.m. on the day of the performance with cash only. There is a suggested $10 minimum; regular prices are $28 for previews and $40-$44 once the play opens on Saturday, April 18. It will run through Sunday, May 24.

A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91204, (818) 240-0910, ext. 1, www.ANoiseWithin.org