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Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong

Cecily Strong and Lily Tomlin – who originated the role of Trudy – met after the show.

All new opening night photos have been released from "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum.

Cecily Strong and Lily Tomlin - who originated the role of Trudy - met after the show, alongside the production's director Leigh Silverman, Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman and the show producer Bill Damaschke.

Check out the photos below!

Directed by Leigh Silverman, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" runs through October 23, 2022. Produced in association with Lorne Michaels and Bill Damaschke, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" is presented in association with The Shed.

Interweaving the seemingly disparate lives of a punk-rock rebel, a socialite, a feminist, and a deceptively insightful observer, among many others, the Drama Desk-winning Unique Theatrical Experience "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" earned Lily Tomlin a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play. Now Emmy®-nominated actress Cecily Strong slides through the tour-de-force roles created by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning writer Jane Wagner who is reimagining the legendary one-person play for 2022. This new production was originally produced by The Shed in New York, NY in 2021.

Tickets for "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" are currently on sale and start at $35. They are available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. Performances run Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Lily Tomlin and cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, producer Bill Damaschke, director Leigh Silverman, actor Lily Tomlin and cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, cast member Cecily Strong and director Leigh Silverman

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, director Leigh Silverman, cast member Cecily Strong and producer Bill Damaschke

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, cast member Cecily Strong and director Leigh Silverman

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Cast member Cecily Strong

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Lily Tomlin and director Leigh Silverman

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Lily Tomlin and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Behzad Dabu

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Jason Butler Harner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Playwright Larissa Fasthorse

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Barrett Foa

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Kate Linder

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, producer Bill Damaschke and John McILwee

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Producer Bill Damaschke

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Mara Marini

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Director Nima Daivari and actor Mara Marini

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Composer Andrea Allmond

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Peter Porte

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, Sana Afzal and actor Behzad Dabu

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Peter Paige

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Sound Designer Jeff Gardner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, actor Dylan Jones and sound designer Jeff Gardner

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Dylan Jones

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Eric Peterson

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, Cornerstone Theater Company Artistic Director Michael John Garcés and actor Erica Chamblee

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
TV and Film Writer/producer Elizabeth Averick

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
From left, Miles Wilson and co-scenic designer Christine Jones

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Assistant Lighting Designer Yelena Babinskaya

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Media personality Perez Hilton

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Joe Pacheco

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Fashion model Jefferson West

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
Actor Kat Kramer




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