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Big Brother is Alive and Well at Ivy Station – Actors Gang’s “1984”

Big Brother is Alive and Well at Ivy Station – Actors Gang’s  “1984”

  The dystopian world Orwell created has been declared reality in movies, plays and productions repeatedly in the 67 years since it was printed.  The current production of “1984” by the Actors’ Gang, an adaption by Michael Gene Sullivan, is the latest version of totalitarian reality. Watching Pierre Adeli (Winston Smith) rail alone against the combined techniques of mind [...]

Save the Date – Oct. 8 Art Walk in the District

Save the Date – Oct. 8 Art Walk in the District

There's still more Culver City as you head east from the train station, and if you have not been there lately, you might be missing out on some great stuff. The perfect occasion is about to come around, so mark you calendars; Culver City Arts District, a unique collection of art galleries, creative businesses, specialty retail and restaurants, will present Culver City ArtWalk 2016. The ArtWalk [...]

“Throw Me on the Burnpile…” Sets Childhood Alight @ KDT

“Throw Me on the Burnpile…” Sets Childhood Alight @ KDT

The new Lucy Alibar show at the Kirk Douglas features a set fashioned from old chairs, broken lamps, a few packing crates and some other things that might just be classified as 'dusty old junk.' But Alibar's narrative is proof that really, everything has a use, and small things can be the big things, seen from the right perspective. "Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up" is a series of [...]

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Opens @ CTG

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Opens @ CTG

White folks don’t understand about the blues…. They don’t understand that’s life’s way of talking. You don’t sing to feel better. You sing ‘cause that’s a way of understanding life,” –Ma Rainey in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Now in previews, August Wilson’s hard-hitting “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” opens this Sunday September 11 and continues through October 16, [...]

Kentwood Players to Open “Wait Until Dark” Sept. 9

Kentwood Players to Open “Wait Until Dark” Sept. 9

WAIT UNTIL DARK is a suspenseful thriller set in 1944 Greenwich Village. Susan Hendrix, a blind, yet capable woman, is imperiled by a team of men in her own apartment. Aided by her difficult young neighbor Gloria, and Mike, her husband's Marine buddy, Susan must fight for her life against ruthless criminals, led by a sociopath, Roat. The men believe she has a doll hidden somewhere in her [...]

Satie Gossett, Culver City Film Maker Offers “Forgiveness”

Satie Gossett, Culver City Film Maker Offers “Forgiveness”

While our daily news reports are filled with stories about the American racial divide, writer and director Satie Gossett has taken on a story that will make you consider the depth of the difficulties, and the options we have to open a better future. “FORGIVENESS.” A dramatic story (film short) about the President of the United States of America apologizing for America’s role in slavery. [...]

CCFOL to Present Author Blume “Everybody Behaves Badly”

CCFOL to Present Author Blume “Everybody Behaves Badly”

As part of the One Book, One City program for the Culver City Centennial, the Friends of the Library are pleased to announce that in addition to the appearance by Stewart O'Nan, author of West of Sunset on Saturday, October 15, we have a second author visit scheduled. Lesley M.M. Blume, author of Everybody Behaves Badly, will be at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library on Thursday, September 29 at [...]

KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”). “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed [...]

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Ready to start the last weekend of summer? It's opening night tonight for Suessical, the Musical Jr. at the Vets Auditorium of Dee-lightful at 6 pm. Join the cast of of 7 to 11 year olds for their performance, and then come back again to see the 11 to 17 year olds with their renditions.  Tickets are $10, and concessions will be on sale at the deliciously air conditioned Vets Auditorium. Who [...]

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

One of most iconic characters in opera is Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly, the fifteen-year-old Japanese girl whose family has suffered a loss of fortune and now finds herself as a geisha. Her love to the deceitful American sailor B.F. Pinkerton is naive but true, though he considers the affair a kind of cultural fly-by without consequences. Ostracized by her village for her relationship with [...]

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