Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

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Culver City Calendar

 

Apr
21
Sun
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
23
Tue
Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley Signing @ If I'm Being Honest
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley Signing @ If I'm Being Honest

Join us to celebrate the launch of beloved local authors Austin Siegmund-Broka and Emily Wibberley’s latest novel If I’m Being Honest. Austin and Emily will be in conversation with author Bree Barton with book signing to follow.

The Past, Present and Future of Housing @ Veterans Memorial Building
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Past, Present and Future of Housing @ Veterans Memorial Building

The public is invited to participate in a dialogue on housing and preserving the fabric of our community at the April 23, 2019 Joint Meeting of the Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and the Committee on Homelessness. This Community Conversation will focus on building hope and opportunity by providing a safe place to discuss the past, present, and future housing issues in Culver City.

Notable community members will serve as panelists to lead the discussion, including Alex Fisch, Council Member – City of Culver City; Karlo Silbiger, Chair – Culver City Committee on Homelessness; Katy Krantz, Former Renter in Culver City; and, Julissa Gutierrez, High School Senior and Prospective Student of Urban Studies; among others. Both divergent viewpoints and shared experiences related to housing will be examined in an atmosphere of inclusion that fosters an open dialogue. The evening will culminate in a round table discussion, giving participants an opportunity to articulate and summarize their insights into this very timely and important topic.

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
24
Wed
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

Apr
25
Thu
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
26
Fri
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
27
Sat
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

BERNIE PEARL & MIKE BARRY @ Boulevard Music
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BERNIE PEARL & MIKE BARRY @ Boulevard Music

The blues is life itself to Bernie Pearl. A guitarist with an upbeat, finger-poppin’ picking style he learned at the elbows of bluesmasters Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, and others. Yet, Bernie Pearl is no hidebound traditionalist. As music critics and aficionados have said for years, he is a craftsman who packs his songs with melodic interpretations that are new and personal each time he picks up his vintage Martin or National. To hear him tell it, “I’m not a retro player. I’m playing real blues for right now.”

Bernie, who grew up in the Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights, took up the guitar in the 1950’s. Later, at his brother’s legendary blues showcase, the Ash Grove, he met, studied with, and often performed with greats like Hopkins, Lipscomb, and MacDowell as well as with Freddie King, Albert Collins, and Big Mama Thornton. Bernie played duets with John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village. “They were my teachers,” he says, “and it wasn’t just music they were teaching. If you took Mance or Lightnin’ out fishing you got philosophy, history, and lessons in life”.

Armed with the teachings of those and other blues icons, Bernie raises the roof with dazzling guitar solos – acoustic and electric – and with his own Bernie Pearl Blues Band, which has backed the likes of B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, and Big Joe Turner. The Bernie Pearl Blues Band has been a popular draw at many of Southern California’s best-known musical haunts: the House of Blues, California Plaza Presents, the Blue Café, Disney’s California Adventure, and the Playboy Pasadena Community Jazz Festival. Bernie has appeared at major Festivals in Chicago, The Poconos, Vancouver, Portland, and Long Beach, as well as in Europe.

A life-long blues evangelist, Bernie began broadcasting Nothin’ But the Blues on KPPC FM in 1968, making him L.A.’s first all-blues FM disc jockey. He went on to host the blues on KLON and KCRW from 1980-92, helping found the Long Beach Blues Festival along the way.

His 15-year relationship with Louisiana blues man Harmonica Fats produced three outstanding CDs, with the unplugged Two Heads Are Better and Blow, Fat Daddy, Blow, each garnering W.C. Handy nominations in the mid-1990’s. Tonight Pearl shares the stage with bassist/producer Mike Barry who is a perfect match to set the groove for the tunes they perform.

Bernie applied his studio skills as a producer and songwriter-arranger of jazz-rocking violin pioneer Papa John Creach’s critically-acclaimed 1992 Papa Blues CD (Bee Bump BBCD 03).

As president of Big Time Blues Productions, Pearl was named national “Blues Promoter of the Year” by the Blues Foundation in 1987, and he continues to book, promote, advertise, and oversee blues acts at annual events such as the Big Time Blues Festival and the Blues Harmonica Blowdown. He has taught blues history and blues guitar courses at several area universities, and continues to teach at Cal State Long Beach, as well as privately.

His first solo CD, released in August 2002, was recorded in an all-acoustic concert at Culver City’s Boulevard Music and is appropriately titled Bernie Pearl Live From Boulevard Music (Major Label ML 011-CD).

For music lovers tired of market-tested commercial radio and industry-buffed overnight phenoms, Pearl provides virtuosity, country wisdom, a warm voice, and the kind of fingerpicking and slide guitar work that still gets juke-joints jumping.

“…Pearl’s music and voice evoke the unpretentious, truth-telling qualities of the blues. The sparse arrangements that grace this 15-song set only heighten the soulful and spiritual nature of the music. Pearl’s guitar virtuosity is evident, whether he’s playing lead, rhythm, or slide guitar…his version of (Son House’s) Shetland Pony Blues would make the old master proud”

Stephen A. King, Living Blues Magazine

“Making blues music draws from someplace deep,” he says. “I’m lucky. It’s what I do.”

http://www.berniepearl.com

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION