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CTG “Head of Passes” Opens Sunday

CTG “Head of Passes” Opens Sunday

Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Head of Passes” opens Sunday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Tina Landau, the poetic and powerful new play, which is part of Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary season at the Taper, continues through October 22, 2017. The cast of “Head of Passes” includes, in alphabetical order, Alana [...]

Captain Greedy’s Carnival to Premiere @ Actors’ Gang

Captain Greedy’s Carnival to Premiere @ Actors’ Gang

The Actors’ Gang’s new musical production of Captain Greedy’s Carnival will have its World Premiere on September 30, as part of the theater’s 2017/18 Season of Thugs, Outcasts and Heavenly Myths. Written by Jack Pinter and directed by Will Thomas McFadden, Captain Greedy’s Carnival is a mock tribute to greed, humbug, corruption and predatory capitalism “My original concept for [...]

“Big Night” at KDT

“Big Night” at KDT

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night” opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. The cast for “Big Night” includes, in alphabetical [...]

WLA College to Celebrate Acclaimed Art Collection – Sept. 21

WLA College to Celebrate Acclaimed Art Collection – Sept. 21

A gallery of internationally recognized art has been donated to West Los Angeles College and the doors will be open for the community to come and enjoy a free reception and exhibition on September 21 at 5 pm.  Showcasing the college’s new permanent collection featuring works by artists recognized nationally and internationally. The collection was generously donated by Dr. Ernest Nagamatsu, [...]

Actors’ Gang to Read The Children’s Hour – Sept. 6

Actors’ Gang to Read The Children’s Hour – Sept. 6

Coming this Wednesday, Sept 6 at 6:00, The Actor's Gang returns to the Culver City Julian Dixon Library to read scenes from classic plays. This season, The Gang will be reading from acclaimed plays by women playwrights, starting this month with scenes from Lillian Hellman's classic The Children's Hour. The Children’s Hour was a shocking play for its time. It was based on an actual incident [...]

Democracy Now to Host “Reclaiming Gotham” @ Actors’ Gang

Democracy Now to Host “Reclaiming Gotham” @ Actors’ Gang

Celebrate the release of Juan González’s latest book with special event at The Actors’ Gang in Culver City. In Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities, Juan González explains how cities are becoming the center of progressive political change, and introduces a new generation of municipal leaders spurring this movement for grassroots [...]

CTG Begins Rehearsals for “Big Night”

CTG Begins Rehearsals for “Big Night”

Photo by Craig Schwartz. Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night.” Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. The world premiere will run September 10 through [...]

Last Weekend for Actors’ Gang “Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Last Weekend for Actors’ Gang “Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The final weekend of The Actors’ Gang’s Shakespeare in Media Park is coming this August 26th and 27th.  Don’t miss this rumbling, stumbling Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, talking robots, wizards and star-crossed lovers dotted with bon mots on orange hair and climate change. In the end, the right Power Ranger couples reunite (you saw this coming [...]

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater ‘1988’ Concludes @ City Hall Sept. 9

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater ‘1988’ Concludes @ City Hall Sept. 9

The final performance in the 1988 series will be on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Culver City City Hall Courtyard, with two evening showings at 5PM and 7PM. This dance performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will highlight Hanging Garden, Quotation Courtyard & Panoramic and La Ballona public artworks located at Culver City City Hall. The performance is free for Culver City residents and [...]

Pterodactyls @ Culver Studios

Pterodactyls @ Culver Studios

Pop Up Theater, Inc. is thrilled to present the award-winning play Pterodactyls, written by Nicky Silver, produced by Grafton Doyle and directed by Melanie Wissner. Pterodactyls will open on Friday, September 1 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, September 24 at The Commissary at The Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd. in Culver City. A classic dysfunctional family is the vehicle for a descent [...]

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