Photo Flash: AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Opens at CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre

March 13
4:48 PM 2012

"American Night: The Ballad of Juan José," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, and directed by Bonney, just opened Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances begin March 9 and continue through April 1, 2012.

Check out photos from opening night below!

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Stephanie Beatriz, Rodney Gardiner, David Kelly, Terri McMahon, René Millán, Richard Montoya, Kimberly Scott, Herbert Siguenza and Daisuke Tsuji.

The choreography is by Ken Roht, scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Darron L West, projection design by Shawn Sagady. The production stage manager is Randall K. Lum. 

"American Night," a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, tells the story of Juan José, a resident alien on the night before his U.S. citizenship test.  As Juan crams for his exam he finds himself transported through history into some of the chapters left out of the history books. Filtered through Culture Clash's unique satirical sensibility, the American Dream morphs into an exhaustion-fueled flight of fantasy through the darker nooks and crannies of Juan José's chosen homeland.

Tickets for "American Night" are available online at, by calling (213) 628-2772, 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.

Photos ©Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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