By: Apr. 27, 2017
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Citizen: An American Lyric joins Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the inaugural Block Party program.

Check out a behind the scenes look below!

The Fountain Theatre's Citizen: An American Lyric, a meditation on race that fuses poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, is a provocative stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America adapted by playwright and The Fountain Theatre Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs and directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Of Rankine's Citizen, The New Yorker wrote that it was brilliant... [and] explores the kinds of injustice that thrive when the illusion of justice is perfected. The New York Times wrote that Rankine brilliantly pushes poetry's forms to disarm readers and circumvent our carefully constructed defense mechanisms against the hint of possibly being racist ourselves.

Help us celebrate L.A. theatre and join the Block Party! Citizen: An American Lyric is onstage at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City Apr 28 - May 7, 2017.

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