A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

When a strapping young man fresh from the backwoods of South Carolina takes a room as a boarder in the Harlem apartment of two middle-aged sisters, romance blooms between lonely 55-year-old Elizabeth and the handsome young newcomer – and old hurts and new tensions surface between the sisters. John Henry Redwood’s bittersweet comedy, “The Old Settler,” is set in 1943 during the Harlem Renaissance, when hot music played and swing dancers ruled the floor of legendary nightclubs like the Savoy Ballroom.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. To be entered in the drawing, please email editor@culturespotla.com with “The Old Settler” in the subject line.

“The Old Settler” continues through Oct. 27 at the Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90064. Tickets are $32. Call (323) 960-7712 or visit www.plays411.com/oldsettler. Also visit www.facebook.com/TheOldSettler.