Tony Todd Stars In THE ISLAND At Village Theater Thru 3/8

Tony Todd is in Los Angeles on stage for the next two weeks. The vet Broadway actor is this season's villain on Fox's "24" and also known for his "Candyman" and "Final Destination" movies. Now he's starring in the stage show "The Island," at the Village Theatre inside the Lucy Florence Cultural Center.

"The Island" was devised by South African actors John Kani, Winston Ntshona, and world renowned playwright Athol Fugard. This is Todd's first extended performance on a Los Angeles stage in more than 20 years. Co-starring in the two-man show is Lovensky Jean-Baptiste, who plays Todd's lieutenant on "24."

"The Island" won a Tony Award for Best Play and centers on two political prisoners confined in the notorious South African prison on Robben Island in 1972. The play chronicles the terror of prison life, and the cell becomes a crucible, testing the limits of personal and political commitment, and the competing agendas of the two men.

"The Island" plays through Sunday, March 8. Performances are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.
3351 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008.
Website: www.lucyflorence.com

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