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What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime’s Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime’s Manson’s Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph’s poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship is onstage at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood through June 26.

Gruesome Playground Injuries is a hilarious and heartbreaking love story about the intimacy between two people who allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare their scars from the physical and emotional calamities that keep drawing them together.

Culture Spot LA readers can go for free! Email editor@culturespotla.com for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m.

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. The Hudson Theatres are located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038. For information and tickets: (323) 960-7773 or www.plays411.com/playground.