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Review: VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER Re-Invades The Actors' GangReview: VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER Re-Invades The Actors' Gang
by Shari Barrett - May 17, 2019

Back in 1986, The Actors' Gang presented VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER, originally written and directed by the group's Artistic Director Tim Robbins, which offered a no-holds barred satire of militarism and media manipulation. An updated version written by Robbins and Adam Simon, directed by Bob Turton, has re-invaded The Actors' Gang through June 22, 2019 in Culver City. The political and social satire tells the story of Spike Spangle, a down on his luck farmer who gets sucked into a whirlwind of celebrity and patriotism, fueled by his need for more money. During his journey, Spike joins Superman on billionaire Max Enormous' Celebrity Space Shuttle, and a nefarious plot twist leads to the deification of Spike Spangle as an American hero. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMERThe Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents VIOLENCE: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer, written by The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins and Adam Simon and directed by Bob Turton, who was most recently seen at The Actors' Gang as "The Maniac" in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This no-holds barred satire of militarism and media manipulation begins performances May 2nd (Press Opening May 11th at 8:00pm) and will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 22nd.  (more...)

The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents One Act Festival, featuring two contrasting programs performed in repertory. Show one, entitled The Classic, begins performances March 14th (press opening March 23) and features two classic one-act plays -- Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, directed by Brian T. Finney, and Samuel Beckett's Krapps's Last Tape, directed by Cynthia Ettinger. Show two, entitled The Original, begins performances March 16 (Press Opening March 29) and features three new one-act plays written, directed, and acted by The Actors Gang ensemble:  Tradition, written by James Edward Bane and directed by Tess Vidal, A Perfect World, written by Lynde Houck and directed by Danielle Powell, and Clean Slate, written by Bob Turton and directed by Zoe Hall. Both programs will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 20th.   (more...)

Actors' Gang Announces Dario Fo / Ralph Steadman Exhibition ACCIDENTAL DEATHActors' Gang Announces Dario Fo / Ralph Steadman Exhibition ACCIDENTAL DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The Actors' Gang Theater presents an exhibition featuring the artworks of Ralph Steadman and Dario Fo, to accompany the run of ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, which will open this Saturday, February 2nd and will continue until March 9th. Written by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante and directed by Will Thomas McFadden, the play began its run on Thursday, January 24th. (more...)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through TodayJOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of 'Johnny Got His Gun' at the Ivy Substation, adding two performances, a matinee performance on November 11th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and Veteran's Day and an evening performance on November 14th. The stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, began previews on October 6th and opened October 13th. (more...)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of 'Johnny Got His Gun' at the Ivy Substation, adding two performances, a matinee performance on November 11th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and Veteran's Day and an evening performance on November 14th. The stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, began previews on October 6th and opened October 13th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Teens for Food Justice GalaPhoto Flash: Inside the Teens for Food Justice Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, Teens for Food Justice(TFFJ) held its annual gala, "Feast 2018 with Chef David Laris," an immersive dinner theatre experience honoring international superstars Emilio and GloriaEstefan, model and actress Karolina Kurkovaand her husband Archie Drury at Tribeca Rooftop. The event, attended by over 250 guests, supports TFFJ's mission to galvanize a youth-led movement to eradicate food insecurity in one generation. (more...)

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Comes to The Actors' Gang, TodayTHE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Comes to The Actors' Gang, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The Actors' Gang Theater will begin previews of The Madwoman of Chaillot today, September 27th and run through Saturday, November 10th with an official press opening on Saturday, October 6th. (more...)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next MonthJOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Actors' Gang announced today that the stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, will kick off The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Season from Saturday, October 6th to Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The press opening is Saturday, October 13. (more...)

THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Comes to The Actors' Gang, 9/27THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Comes to The Actors' Gang, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Actors' Gang Theater will begin previews of The Madwoman of Chaillot on Thursday, September 27th and run through Saturday, November 10th with an official press opening on Saturday, October 6th. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime AchievementKathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Presents ANGELS, DEVILS AND OTHER THINGSThe Actors' Gang Presents ANGELS, DEVILS AND OTHER THINGS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents Angels, Devils and Other Things, an evening of eleven original short plays written and directed by The Actors' Gang ensemble that begins previews on Thursday, May 17, has its world premiere on Saturday, May 19 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2018. (more...)

THE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' GangTHE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of "The New Colossus" due to strong ticket sales. The production will now continue through May 12 at The Actors' Gang Theater. Directed by Tim Robbins and written The Actors' Gang ensemble and The Actors' Gang's Artistic Director, Tim Robbins. The world premiere of The New Colossus began previews on February 8 and opened on February 17, 2018. Six new performances have been added on Saturday nights at 8:00pm - April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and closing night, May 12. (more...)

THE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' GangTHE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents The New Colossus, a new play written by The Actors' Gang ensemble and directed by Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins. The New Colossus begins previews on Thursday, February 8, has its world premiere on Saturday, February 17 and runs through Saturday, March 24, 2018. (more...)

Rose Theater Receives John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts HonorRose Theater Receives John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

An original play commissioned by The Rose Theater has been selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for inclusion in the biennial festival, New Visions/New Voices. The event will take place April 27-29, 2018, marking the 15th showcase of this renown industry workshop. (more...)

HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM U.S. Premiere Production Extends Run to 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Actors' Gang's U.S. Premiere Production of Harlequino: On to Freedom has extended its run to May 20th.  (more...)

Oscar Winner Tim Robbins Honored with 2017 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Academy Award Winner and Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang, Tim Robbins, on Friday received the 16th Annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, presented by Smithsonian Associates and the Creativity Foundation, in honor of his commitment to the arts and education. (more...)

The Actors' Gang U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM Written and Directed by Tim Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Actors' Gang's new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere on March 25, as part of the theater's 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Harlequino: On to Freedom is a raucous celebration of the rebel slave, Harlequino. (more...)

The Actors' Gang presents the U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Actors' Gang's new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere in March, as part of the theater's 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, the new musical combines Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespearean tragedy, live music and sophisticated comedy to produce a dialectic on the meaning of freedom.  The musical had its European Premiere at the Spoleto Festival, in Italy, and it subsequently toured to Shanghai and Beijing where it was censored by government officials.  Harlequino: On to Freedom begins previews Thursday, March 16, opens onSaturday, March 18 and runs through May 6, 2017, at The Actors' Gang Theatre, in Culver City.  (more...)

Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen are HAROLD AND BROAD in New York and London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

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