DEMOCRACY (SIC) to Make World Premiere in LA

DEMOCRACY (SIC) to Make World Premiere in LA

Harold Clurman Lab Theater (HCLAB) is proud to announce the world premiere of Don K. Williams' new play, Democracy(sic). play runs from September 15 - October 14, 2017 for 12 performances. cast features HCLAB alums Dan Evans, VictoriA Martinez, James Warfield, and first-time company members Alex Best, Carlis Shane Clark, Steven Humphreys, Stacey Jordan, and Josh Owen. Johnny Patrick Yoder will make his HCLAB directing debut.

All shows will offer a "pay what you can" ticket structure in an effort to make theater-going accessible to patrons of all income levels.

Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim on the production: "One of my American heroes is Vincent Harding who said that art should "open up light in the darkness. I'm thrilled that the Harold Clurman Lab Theater will open up a light in the darkness with Democracy(Sic)."

The Lab Theater's most recent work in Los Angeles includes Rocket to the Moon, Road to Nirvana, Talking to Terrorists, the Ovation-Recommended and Ovation-Nominated run of Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz, and the Ovation-nominated run of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn. In New York, the Harold Clurman Lab Theater recently presented Beto O'byrne's Loving and Loving.


The new Comedy Democracy (sic) closely examines the epidemic of hypocrisy in American culture. From politics to race to religion to the media, Democracy(sic) uses seven unique scenes to skewer this country's ability to talk out of both sides of its mouth while still maintaining a strong sense of righteousness.


By Don K. Williams

Directed by Johnny Patrick Yoder

12 Performances, September 15 - October 14, 2017

Tickets $20 in advance, 'Pay what you can' at the door.

For more information, please visit:

Performance Schedule (All performances at 8PM):

OPEN: Friday, September 15th, 2017

Saturday, September 16th

Sunday September 17th

Friday September 22nd

Saturday, September 23rd

Friday, September 29th

Saturday September 30th

Sunday October 1st

Saturday October 7th

Sunday October 8th

Monday October 9th

CLOSE: Saturday October 14th

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater Company will present Democracy(sic) at

The Art of Acting Studio, located at 1017 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

THE Harold Clurman LABORATORY THEATER COMPANY is the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's/Art of Acting Studio's professional theater company. The Lab aims to produce socially relevant theater committed to the standards and ideals set out by Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and the Group Theater. The mission of the Lab is to provide the community, through theater and discussion, with a place of exploration and experimentation of what it means be a human being. Select production history: Rocket to the Moon, Talking to Terrorists, Mercy Killers by Michael Milligan (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Fringe First Award), Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz (off-Broadway, Ovation-Nominated in Los Angeles), Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn (West Coast premiere, Ovation Award Nominee), Our Town by Thornton Wilder, What Shall I Give My Children? by Don K. Williams (world premiere).

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