A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar’s “Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up” begins a limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre next Thursday, May 21, as part of CTG’s DouglasPlus programming. It will continue through May 31 with only 11 public performances.
Written and performed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alibar (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), “Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up” blends a lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, Daddy’s .38 special and a house full of dogs, cats and Febreze, and countless other rich ingredients into a delicious and magical stew of stories about a singular childhood in Grady County, Florida. CTG Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller serves as director.
“Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up” has set design by Takeshi Kata, costumes by Laura Bauer, lighting by Elizabeth Harper, sound design by Adam Phalen, projection design by Jason H. Thompson and dramaturgy by Janice Paran.