Chalk Rep Theatre and Natural History Museum of LA County to Open GALLERY SECRETS, 9/21
Chalk Repertory Theatre and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present
4 Plays, 4 Exhibit Halls, 4 Time Periods
September 21 - October 13, 2013
In conjunction with the Natural History Museum of L.A. County's 100th Anniversary, Chalk Repertory Theatre will premiere GALLERY SECRETS, four new short plays commissioned by four Los Angeles playwrights performed after hours at NHM. Each play is inspired by an assignEd Gallery, and set in the time period when that gallery was built, uncovering 100 years of history, architecture and exhibits.
GALLERY SECRETS: After hours at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Presented by Chalk Repertory Theatre on September 21, 22, 27, 29 and October 5, 6, 11 and 13 at 7:00pm.
Tickets $25 non-members, $20 members available at www.NHM.ORG/calendar. Call 213-763-3499 for more information.
1913: A Vast Hoard by Tom Jacobson - In the Rotunda
On the eve of the museum's opening, civic leader Harris Newmark attempts to take back the portraits of himself and his wife that he has donated to the museum's director.
1929: Skins and Bones by Ruth McKee - In the African Mammal Hall
Two young paleontologists, Hildegarde Howard and Henry Anson Wilde, navigate an exhibit hall's worth of misunderstandings to establish their real-life romance.
1978: Under the Glass by Zakiyyah Alexander - In the Gem & Mineral Hall
Marie struggles to understand why her husband, a retired Colonel, has taken such an interest in collecting specimens of Gems and Minerals.
2013: Prom Season by Boni B. Alvarez - In the Dinosaur Hall
It's Prom Night at the Natural History Museum, and a teenager and her boyfriend slip away to have sex, only to be discovered by a security guard who has seen this all before.
For more information about Chalk Rep, visit their web site at ChalkRep.com or call 323-379-9583.
Chalk Repertory Theatre is dedicated to presenting classical and contemporary plays in unconventional spaces around Los Angeles County. Chalk Rep kicked off in 2009 with a critically-acclaimed season of four plays including the Ovation Award-winning Family Planning. Other past productions include Three Sisters, Twelfth Night, and the West Coast Premiere of Slither at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the West Coast premiere of The Debate over Courtney O'Connell of Columbus, Nebraska by Mat Smart, the 2010 and 2012 FLASH Festival of short plays, three world premiere productions by founding member Ruth McKee including Hell Money, Full Disclosure, and the Garland Nominated Stray, and most recently the world premiere of MOMMUNE by Dorothy Fortenberry and Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
For more information about Chalk Rep, visit the theatre online at www.ChalkRep.com.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. Call (213) 763-DINO for more information. For parking information and directions to the Natural History Museum, visit www.nhm.org/site/plan-your-visit/directions-parking. There is easy access from the Metro Expo line train.
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