CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Debuts Joe Iconis' THE BLACK SUITS, Now thru 11/24
"The Black Suits", with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock, will be directed by John Simpkins in its World Premiere at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre, tonight, October 27 through November 24, 2013.
"The Black Suits" is set in a garage in suburban Long Island where four boys (lead singer, guitar, bass and drums) are preparing for stardom by way of the St. Anne's Battle of the Bands. The band and the music give focus and sustenance to the boys whose lives are filled with teenage angst and longing, struggles with friends and girlfriends, and the need to make choices. For one brief summer they find escape in the camaraderie of the band, the sheer fun of creating and playing music and the core belief in the "transformative coolness of rock 'n' roll."
Previews begin tonight, October 27. Opens November 3. Continues through November 24, 2013. Previews: (October 27 - November 2) Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. No performance on Monday. Opens Sunday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. Regular Performances: (Beginning November 5) Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays. Ticket Prices: $20-$55 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles), online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to performances. Hot Tix: $20 each, may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office only (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.
Pictured: Joe Iconis