THE BEAST OF TIMES Encore Set for Renberg Theatre, 1/31-2/2
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents a special, encore weekend of performances of The Beast of Times, the incisively production written and performed by the award-winning queer Xicana playwright and performer Adelina Anthony with a contributed monologue performed by Sri Lankan-American transgender performance artist D'Lo.
Beast is a queer political fable that explores the contradictions and pains of coming to political consciousness in a world where environmental and ethnic diversity are fast diminishing. The play, in which radicalized animals put humans on trial, follows the story of two protagonists-a dog and a cat-at odds with each other. One is impassioned about her politicization and joining "the movement," and the other is satisfied with her "creature comforts." Beast uses pointed humor and stark drama to expose the human love of greed and greed for love, in addition to the devastating effects of environmental degradation on the planet's non-human inhabitants. Highly entertaining and funny, Beast invites speculation about what these true "others" might say about us, if they could.
WHAT: THE BEAST OF TIMES
Written by Adelina Anthony (with a monologue contributed by D'Lo)
Performed by Adelina Anthony and D'Lo
Directed by Mark Valdez
WHEN: Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 2014
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. - Sunday at 7 p.m.
Tickets available at: lagaycenter.org/theatre or by calling 323-860-7300.