American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose: Fast-Paced Historical Comedy
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The last date listed for American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose was Thursday March 22, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Kirk Douglas Theatre:
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Work that humbug out with some holiday laughs! Second City alums and veteran Comedy Central writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort have dreamed up this new twisted version of A Christmas Carol, infused with hilarious improv sketches and zany characters written specifically for its cast of L.A.-based Second City alumni. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, three ridiculous ghosts and a cast of The Second City's funniest alums take the Kirk Douglas stage by storm, as wicked satire, daring improv and a host of guest celebs run rampant throughout the Victorian streets. Learn More
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- "Speak softly and carry a big schtick: that’s the guiding principle of American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Richard Montoya’s fast-paced fantasia on U.S. history, now running rampant at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Developed in collaboration with Culture Clash, the gleeful Night uses sketch comedy, song and a dizzying number of wigs to survey the glories and pratfalls of the American Dream.”--Los Angeles Times
- "Humanizing… irrepressible… upbeat. Its central narrative is so humanizing, its wit is so irrepressible and its ending is so upbeat that it qualifies as a genuine feel-good play."--LA Stage Times
- "The goofy…bitingly sardonic vaudevillian set pieces are enacted by a crackerjack ensemble cast."--Backstage
A fractured American history lesson bends the truth, boosts the laughs and breaks your heart. Time is running short. Juan Jose is frantically cramming for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Over the course of one magical night he receives some hysterical help from a rogue’s gallery of American luminaries like Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, Jackie Robinson and Bob Dylan. The nation’s premiere Chicano-Latino performance troupe, Culture Clash (Chavez Ravine; Water & Power; Aristophanes’ Peace) are like mambo-infused Marx Brothers. With American Night, they turn theatre – and history – on its ear.
The Lounge at Kirk Douglas Theatre opens one hour before show time, serving drinks and eats from Culver City's culinary stars. Step into the Lounge after the show to hear the resident DJs spin the coolest grooves and join the cast and crew for cocktails and conversation. When the applause dies down, your night continues at Culver City's hottest late-night spot. Open late nights Fri-Sat.