A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

24th Street Theatre, the company that produced “Walking the Tightrope” to universal acclaim on its stage, on tour and, most recently, for Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, presents the second production of its LAb24 resident experimental theater company. The U.S. premiere of “Man Covets Bird” by Finegan Kruckemeyer runs Sept. 26 through Nov. 22 at 24th Street Theatre in downtown L.A.

In this family-friendly production (recommended for ages 7 and up), a man befriends a fallen bird, and together they confront life. Once again, 24th Street Artistic Director Debbie Devine transforms a deceptively simple tale into a compelling, poignant and humorous theatrical experience. “Man Covets Bird,” starring Andrew Huber and Leeav Sofer, is an irresistible mix of storytelling, live music and animation that will enchant kids and deeply touch their parents.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets for the show on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Man Covets Bird” in the subject line.

“Man Covets Bird” runs through Nov. 22 at 24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., LA 90007. Show times are Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (dark Oct. 24 – Nov. 1). Tickets are $24 for adults; $10 for kids under 16; $15 for students, seniors and teachers; and $2.40 for residents of the theater’s surrounding North University Park neighborhood. Secure parking is available for $5 in the lot on the southwest corner of 24th and Hoover. For reservations and information, call (213) 745-6516 or visit www.24thstreet.org.