CTG Presents Sax & Rosen's 'VENICE' at Kirk Douglas Theatre 4/15 - 4/18

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The final presentation of DouglasPlus, Center Theatre Group's new programming at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, is "Venice" by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, the team who brought the West Coast premiere of "Clay" to the Douglas in the 2007-2008 season.

"Venice" will be presented as staged workshops that will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, Thursday, April 16 and Saturday, April 18.

Directed by Rosen, "Venice" is a Hip-Hop musical about betrayal and politics in a post-Apocalyptic world and is loosely based on Shakespeare's "Othello."

"Venice" features (in alphabetical order) Erica Ash, Malcolm Barrett, Bryan Terrell Clark, J.D. Goldblatt, Kelly Karbacz, Melina Lizette, Victoria Platt, Brett Ryback, Cedric Sanders and Matt Sax.

Steve Landau is the musical director, Josh Horvath the sound designer and Joyce Davidson the production stage manager.

Post-show discussions will be held after each workshop presentation of "Venice."

Tickets to "Venice" are priced at $20 for general admission seating and are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

DouglasPlus was created with the goals of broadening the spectrum of what CTG can develop, produce and present at the Douglas, and fostering new work, new theatrical forms and new audiences.

The events in DouglasPlus, which began March 6, included the works of mega-star Kirk Douglas, solo artist Mike Daisey, Los Angeles playwright Michael Sargent and Hip-Hop theatre artist Matt Sax, along with a special youth theatre piece featuring an electro-luminescent wire dinosaur named Darwin.

Funding for DouglasPlus is provided by The James Irvine Foundation's Artistic Innovation Fund and the Leading for the Future Initiative, a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.


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