A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of “Café Society,” presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on Aug. 22. Packed with sly humor about life in L.A., “Café Society” takes an irreverent look at our obsession with social media and the way we connect in today’s world.

Culture Spot LA readers can score a pair of tickets to the show on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Café” in the subject line for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen and notified this Friday, Aug. 14.

“Café Society” runs Aug. 22 through Oct. 11 (previews Aug. 20 and 21) at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90025. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. Call (323) 960-1055, or visit www.plays411.net/cafe.