Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Center Theatre Group Announces 11th Season

2014-2015 Douglas Season is 
Jam-Packed with 10 Exciting Events
David Mamet’s Explosive “Race”
The Goodman Theatre’s World Premiere Production of Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale”
A ‘Remix’ of Culture Clash’s Popular “Chavez Ravine”
Todd Almond’s and Matthew Sweet’s Musical Charmer “Girlfriend”
DouglasPlus Presentations –
The World Premiere of “Forever” by Dael Orlandersmith
Lucy Alibar’s Work in Progress “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up”
The U.S. Premiere of Gob Squad’s “Western Society”   
World Premiere Production of Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen’s “How to be a Rock Critic”
“Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege”
CTG’s Los Angeles Company Partnership Presentation of
the 24th Street Theatre’s Special Family Show “Walking the Tightrope” 
[The New Season Begins July 13, 2014, and Runs Through August 9, 2015.]
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
            In a jam-packed season of exciting work – from widely varied voices and at every level of development – the 2014-2015 season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will include four powerful mainstage productions, five lively DouglasPlus productions and readings, and a critically acclaimed show for families and people of all ages.
            “We start the mainstage season with David Mamet and his tinderbox of a play ‘Race’ and continue with the Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman’s smart and absorbing ‘Luna Gale,’” said Ritchie. “L.A.’s very own Culture Clash will bring to the Douglas a new version of their popular ‘Chavez Ravine,’ followed by Matt Almond and Matthew Sweet’s charmer of a musical ‘Girlfriend.’”
“DouglasPlus presentations are interwoven through the entire season,” said Ritchie.  “A five-year-old CTG program, DouglasPlus provides us with the flexibility to explore new work and push boundaries. We have developed and presented many  stimulating pieces through DouglasPlus, and that tradition certainly continues with this season.
            “Dael Orlandersmith returns to us with the world premiere of her startling show ‘Forever,’ and we welcome the engaging voice of Lucy Alibar with her work in progress ‘Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up.’ Season ticket holders will have a chance to choose one of these two as part of their subscription.”
            “Two other DouglasPlus presentations are subscription bonus options,” said Ritchie, “the U.S. premiere of Gob Squad’s absurdist ‘Western Society’ and the world premiere production of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s passionate ‘How to be a Rock Critic.’ 
            “This July, DouglasPlus gives us a chance to reflect on the Trayvon Martin case and all of its ramifications when we present both “Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege” and the youth summit associated with it.”

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