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VIDEO: BURN THIS Opens at the Taper

"Burn This" by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson recently opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Nicholas Martin, performances of "Burn This" continue through May 1. This production is dedicated to Lanford Wilson.

The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Brooks Ashmanskas, Ken Barnett, Zabryna Guevara and Adam Rothenberg.

Set design is by Ralph Funicello, costumes by Gabriel Berry, lighting by Ben Stanton, sound by Cricket S. Myers, original music by Peter Golub and fight direction by Steve Rankin. The production stage manager is David Lober.

Tickets and information are available at or the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling 213-628-2772.

To hear what the star-studded opening night audience had to say about the new production of BURN THIS and meet the fabulous cast of BURN THIS, click below.


“Monologue”: Helen Mirren rightly notes that SNL used up all its “queen” sketches last week with Elton John. Hey-o! The monologue turns into a parody/homage to “South Pacific”’s “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, and it’s pretty fantastic. She seems to be ready for anything. Then again, Elton seemed the same way, and that had mixed results. Still, this was short and fun, and already turned the tide from that disastrous cold open. [Grade: A-]

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