CTG to Present Staged Reading of Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, 11/11
Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie, Guggenheim and PEN Award-winning playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith is returning to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a staged reading of her newest CTG-commissioned piece, "Forever," on November 11, 2013, at 8 p.m. Directed by Neel Keller, "Forever" is a part of DouglasPlus programming and will play for one night only.
Inspired by her experiences in Paris at the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery - the final resting place of such legendary artists as Marcel Proust, Richard Wright and Jim Morrison - Dael Orlandersmith explores the strange way we form powerful bonds with people who, though unrelated to us by blood, come to feel like family. Observing strangers from around the world making pilgrimages to their favorite artist's graveside, Orlandersmith investigates the complex legacy she received from her mother, a legacy of bitterness, abuse and frustration but also of poetry, music and art. "Forever" is a fascinating exploration of the meaning of family and the surprise of discovering who you are.
Orlandersmith was last seen at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in her play "Stoop Stories" (2010) and is also the author of "Bones," which premiered at the Douglas the same year.
Tickets for "Forever" are $10 for all seats and are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Forever, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.