STAGE TUBE: Erik Jensen Performs Scene from HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at Kirk Douglas Theatre

The world premiere production of "How to be a Rock Critic" continues through June 28 in a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, "How to be a Rock Critic" will be performed in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, it is a co-production with South Coast Repertory. Click below to watch a clip of star Erik Jensen in character!

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, performed by Jensen and directed by Blank, "How to be a Rock Critic" follows the brief and outsized life of Bangs, who wrote about the The Clash, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Blondie, Iggy Pop, The Ramones and many more, in publications such as Rolling Stone, Creem, The Village Voice and Playboy. His writing was wild, funny, original, unpredictable and dedicated to stripping away the marketing jargon surrounding the artists.

The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, 90232. Tickets for "How to be a Rock Critic" are $30 and are available at, by calling 213-628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to curtain.

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