Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

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Culver City Calendar

 

May
25
Sat
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 25 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

May
26
Sun
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 26 @ 1:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

Culver City Symphony Orchestra Concludes Season with Chamber Music Concert @ SoCal Symphony Society
May 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Culver City Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2018-19 Season with a chamber music concert Sunday, May 26, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Orchestra will present a chamber music concert presenting two masterworks in music, the Clarinet Quintets of Mozart and Brahms. The New Hollywood String Quartet will be joined by Clarinetist Joshua Ranz. Towards the end of their respective lives Mozart and Brahms met clarinetists whose playing so caught their attention that each composed Quintets for Clarinet and String Quartet. For Mozart it was Anton Stadler, and for Brahms it was Richard Mühlfeld. ProgramWolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, A Major, K581 (1789) Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinetand String Quartet, b minor, Opus 115, (1891) Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz (1820) New Hollywood String Quartet  Rafael Rishik – Violin Tereza Stanislav – Violin Robert Brophy – Viola Andrew Shulman – Cello Mr. Shulman is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Culver City Symphony Orchestra Joshua Ranz – Clarinet The concert will be at: Covenant Presbyterian Church  6323 W 80th StreetLos Angeles, CA 90045 Corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and 80th Street Westchester A mile north of LAX Limited church parking Parking along 80th Street and Alverstone AvenueAcross from YMCA Admission $20-General Admission $15-College Students /Additional Symphony Society Tickets FREE-Students Grades K -12 who must be accompanied by a paying adult, General Admission All attendees must have tickets from the box office. Members of SoCal Symphony Society receive two free tickets. Tickets and Society Membership can be purchased on the orchestra website, and at Covenant PresbyterianChurch 45 minutes before the concert. www.culvercitysymphony.org   info@culvercitysymphony.org
Donations and membership to the SoCal Symphony Society, Inc. are welcome. SoCal Symphony Society, Inc., presents The Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Marina del Rey Symphony, and produces the Parness Concerto Competition.
The Culver City Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1963, and has been in Culver City since 2000. It has performed in many regional venues in the communities of Westchester, Venice, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and Culver City. In addition to presenting the standard orchestra repertoire and concert dramatizations of operas, the orchestra has presented unique concerts devoted to Black American, Hispanic, and Women composers. It is the parent orchestra of the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony which performs at Burton Chace Park. The orchestra has performed at The Los Angeles Street Festival, on live-radio music broadcasts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Frank Fetta, Conductor and Music Director, is well known for his conducting of orchestral music, ballet, and opera in Southern California as well as throughout the country including engagements with the San Diego Symphony, the Redlands Bowl Music Festival- music director, The San Bernardino Symphony-music director, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Torrance Symphony, the Nevada Opera Theater, and the Marina del Rey Symphony.
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 26 @ 6:30 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 26 @ 6:30 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

May
28
Tue
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 28 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

May
29
Wed
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

May
30
Thu
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

May
31
Fri
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

Jun
1
Sat
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

ROY BOOK BINDER + RICK RUSKIN @ Boulevard Music
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN….. Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 1970’s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.

Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60’s….. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70’s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80’s ‘The Book’ was part of Bonnie Raitt’s East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW’s, Ralph Emory Show! In the 90’s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy’s songs)

THE GOOD BOOK, Roy’s latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect’s Americana charts! #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt. Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July 2017.

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen. When he brings his ‘Tour Bus’ to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all.

“…so brilliant at times that he seems to transcend normal approaches to the guitar….Ruskin may be the smoothest technical player around. Flashy, fast, inventive and musical and that isn’t easy.” (GUITAR PLAYER)

Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit’s legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin’s skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick to spend that summer with him at his Long Island home. By the end of the summer, Davis stopped teaching Rick new material and told him, “It’s time you started paying attention to your own music.” Ruskin has been doing that ever since.

In addition to being a top guitar player, Rick is a singer, composer and arranger of note. He is known for his many fine compositions such as “Maze Music for Mice,” “Six String Conspiracy,” and “Kudah Duxx,” a track previously featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine. He’s also known for his arrangements of such pop classics as “Lady Madonna,” “Riki Don’t Lose That Number,” and “Here Comes The Sun,”
Rick will also perform some tunes from his latest CD, “How to be smarter than your guitar.”

Rick and Roy will also be conducting a fingerstyle guitar workshop featuring blues/ragtime/pop styles from 4-6pm at Boulevard Music on the day of the concert.

http://www.roybookbinder.com

http://www.liondogmusic.com

Jun
2
Sun
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

Jun
4
Tue
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
From The Words And Writings Of DANA H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

World Premiere

“LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath

ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters

HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
HAPPY DAYS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Critic’s Pick

“BEAUTIFUL…AN AFFECTING REVIVAL…DIANNE WIEST IS WONDERFUL!”

– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway) plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days. With her husband increasingly out of reach and the earth itself threatening to swallow her whole, Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in this absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit. Wiest is both radiant and heartbreaking (The New York Times) in this extraordinary Yale Repertory Theatre production of Happy Days.

“DIANNE WIEST IS TERRIFIC.”

– The New Yorker

Credits

BY
Samuel Beckett

DIRECTED BY
James Bundy

WITH
Dianne Wiest

Jun
5
Wed
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm
From the Words And Writings Of Dana H. @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

FROM THE WORDS AND WRITINGS OF DANA H.

By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from Interviews with
Dana Higginbotham Conducted by Steve Cosson
Directed by Les Waters

World Premiere

LUCAS HNATH IS ONE OF THE FRESHEST PLAYWRITING VOICES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Dana Higginbotham was a psych ward chaplain. Jim was a patient, an ex-convict who told her he was searching for redemption. From the Words and Writings of Dana H. recounts the harrowing true story of the five months Dana was held captive—trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented, terrified, and with her life in Jim’s hands. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Christians), this innovative work of theatre shatters the boundaries of the form and of our understanding of good and evil.
A co-production with Goodman Theatre

Credits

BY
Lucas Hnath
ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON

DIRECTED BY
Les Waters