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The Echo Theater Company @ Atwater Village Theatre presents the Los Angeles premiere of “Bob,” Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s madcap comedy exploring the American mythology of happiness and success. Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of free tickets to the show on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Bob” in the subject line for a chance to win.

Born on Valentine’s Day in the bathroom of a White Castle in Kentucky, Bob is left to fend for himself by his birth mother. Determined to make his mark in the world, armed with nothing but an unfailing optimism, Bob takes off on a sweeping cross-country journey. Along the way, he encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Will Bob’s real life ever be able to live up to his dream?

“Bob” opens on Saturday, June 8, continuing through June 30 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Ave., LA 90039. On-site parking is free. For reservations and information, call (877) 369-9112 or visit www.EchoTheaterCompany.com.