Kirk Douglas Theater to Reopen with Two World Premieres – Alma, and Tambo & Bones

The Center Theater Group will be illuminating our stages once again, as the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre open their doors and let the light back in. It will be time to celebrate the work of inspired artists, diverse voices, and daring productions.

Since opening the Douglas in 2004, CTG has always envisioned this space to be a home for future classics, where new work and new voices would be our focus, and where we could tell meaningful stories in daring productions that reflect the multitude of communities and experiences of Los Angeles.

The new season will feature the fresh voices of four L.A. playwrights, including two World premieres: Alma by Benjamin Benne and Tambo & Bones by Dave Harris.

Alma and her daughter, Angel, made sixteen wishes long ago: love, carne asada every day, perfect SAT scores, and a spot at UC Davis, to name a few. But now that Angel is 17, she’s got a different vision for her future than her immigrant mom. From L.A. playwright and winner of the National Latinx Playwriting Award, Benjamin Benne, Alma is a poetic, funny, and timely World premiere about the American Dream and who it belongs to.

Tambo and Bones are two characters trapped in a minstrel show. It’s hard to feel like a real person when you’re trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get rich, get even. Imaginative and provocative, Tambo & Bones is a daring and explosive rags-to-riches roast of America’s past, present, and future at the intersection of racism and capitalism.

We will also be presenting two shows in our Block Party series: The Art Couple by Brendan Hunt and To T, or Not To T by D’Lo. (Subscribers will be automatically assigned one of these shows with an opportunity to exchange.)

This is the time to begin again, own the moment, and shape the future. Come along as we take Center Theatre Group to the next stage.

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