Tired of Marley’s clanking chains? Done with the elves in Santaland? The Actor’s Gang has a whole new idea about holiday shows – presented by Tim Robbins, artistic director and Simon Hanna, managing director, “The Queen Family’s Very Special Holiday Special was developed in workshop by The Actors’ Gang. Will Thomas McFadden directs the show which opens 8 p.m. December 6, 2013.
The annual Queen family telethon has always been the toast of the holiday season—full of magicians, aerialists, tap dancers, and more. This year, in a celebration of diversity and in accordance with a court ordered mandate, the Queens have invited everyone from Atheists to Amish to join in the Holiday fun. So throw on an ugly holiday sweater, grab a hot toddy and come down to “The Actors’ Gang for the Queen Family’s Special Holiday Special.”
“The Queen Family’s Very Special Holiday Special” opens 8 p.m. Friday, December 6 and performs 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $34.99 general admission; $30 for students and seniors. Call 310-838-4264 or visit www.theactorsgang.com. Thursday night performances are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested donation of $20.
The Actors’ Gang (at the Ivy Substation)is located at 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City (corner of Culver & Venice Blvds; two hours free parking available across the street in Ince Parking Lot, corner of Culver & Ince).
For 32 years, The Actors’ Gang has received international acclaim for presenting over 150 new, unconventional and uncompromising plays and dynamic reinterpretations of the classics in Los Angeles, throughout the United States, and on five continents. Guided by Founding Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, and Co-Artistic Director, Cynthia Ettinger, the company was founded in 1981 by a group of like minded artists looking to create theater relevant to the society we live in and restore the ancient sense of the stage as a shared sacred space.