L.A.’S HOTTEST SOLO ARTISTS
Luis Alfaro’s “St. Jude,” Trieu Tran’s “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam”
and Roger Guenveur Smith’s “Rodney King” in
An Exciting DouglasPlus Repertory at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
Part of Radar L.A. International Theatre Festival
Three of Los Angeles’ hottest solo theatre artists will be presented in DouglasPlus this September, and audience members will be able to see all three shows for a total of only $60.
Luis Alfaro’s “St. Jude,” Trieu Tran’s “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” and Roger Guenveur Smith’s “Rodney King” will be performed in repertory at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Previews begin September 14; the opening night for “St. Jude” is set for September 19, and “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” and “Rodney King” are set to open September 22. Performances continue through October 6.
The DouglasPlus trio of solo performances will be part of the Radar L.A. festival, the international contemporary theatre festival presented this fall by REDCAT and CalArts in association with Center Theatre Group.
In “St. Jude,” written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Robert Egan, Alfaro faces his father’s stroke and a flood of family memories with poignant clarity and gentle humor. “St. Jude” was nurtured at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2012 and will have its world premiere at the Douglas.
In “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam,” written by Trieu Tran with Robert Egan, and directed by Egan, Tran recalls the harrowing journey he took from Vietnam to Canada to the United States, and his quest to find some place to belong. The piece had its premiere last year at ACT Seattle.
In “Rodney King,” created by Roger Guenveur Smith, new light is shed on the man whose famous question “Can we all get along?” continues to resonate 21 years after it was first posed to a riot-torn Los Angeles in 1992.
The ticket price for each show is $25. The price for two shows is a total of $45, and the price for three shows is a total of $60. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre or by calling (213) 628-2772.