Performances Begin Tomorrow for DouglasPlus Repertory of Three Plays
Performances begin this Saturday for the DouglasPlus repertory of three of Los Angeles' hottest solo theatre artists, Luis Alfaro, Trieu Tran and Roger Guenveur Smith, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
The DouglasPlus trio of solo performances is part of the Radar L.A., An International Festival of Contemporary Theater, presented by REDCAT and CalArts in association with Center Theatre Group.
Alfaro's "St. Jude" has previews scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and opens on Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m. Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" previews Tuesday, September 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m., opening on Sunday, September 22 at 8 p.m. Smith's "Rodney King" previews Wednesday, September 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m., opening on Sunday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Following the openings, the three shows perform in a rotating repertory through October 6, 2013.
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.