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102 Star Starred
The Actors' Gang at Ivy Substation
at Culver Blvd. 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310-838-4264
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NSwaim390
EXPO line is across the street-plentiful parking at the City structure across the street is $1
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FYI this production is 3 hours long so make sure your plans are made accordingly.
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168 events
118 reviews
498 stars
attended Mar 19 2010

Very ambitious production that needs severe pruning.
* minus 1/3 star for excessive length. Mr. Robbins you know Los Angeles has ADD.
* minus 1/3 star for a sacharine view of non-white races.
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Johan Nairne Beckles Red Velvet
54 events
18 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

A well researched, truthful account of early American history of the 17th century in Jamestown, Va. I loved the Commedia dell Arte staging, where the actors change costumes, masks and characters on both wings of the outer stage, and delivery...continued

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34 events
21 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 18 2010

I saw the first performance and it was excellent - a very impressive theatre piece - professional performances from a large cast, great staging using shadow puppets (crowd pleasers) and some non-Western theatre techniques.
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Website

http://www.theactorsgang.com/

Description

At Jamestown the convergence of peoples — the Powhatan Indians, the English settlers and West African Slaves — set the course for the complex dialectic arc that_ is_ the history of the United States. Presented by the Gang’s sizable ensemble and in its signature style, and using shadow puppetry, music, dance and three languages (supertitled), the light of humanity that this country is built upon is ravaged and reborn.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors' Gang

The Actors’ Gang is one of Los Angeles’ most enduring theatre ensembles. Founded in 1981 by a group of renegade theatre artists, the Gang’s mission is to create bold, original works for the stage and daring reinterpretations of the classics. Our work is raw, immediate, socially minded, and crafted with the highest artistic standards.

Over the course of our first 20 years we have produced 68 plays and won over 100 awards, winning acclaim for our interpretations of Shakespeare, Bruchner, Brecht, Moliere, Aeschylus, Ibsen and Chekhov, while developing in workshop new plays that address the world today through a prism of satire, popular culture and raucous stagecraft.

Through co-productions, The Actors’ Gang presented the West Coast Premiere of Eric Bogosian’s “Suburbia” with the Namaste Theatre Company, Roger Guenver Smith’s “A Huey P. Newton Story,” Danny Hoch’s “Jails, Hospitals, Hip Hop” with Center Theatre Group, and “Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella” with The Cornerstone Theatre Company. The Actors’ Gang has toured with productions as the US representative at the Edinburgh Festival and to New York’s Public Theatre with “Carnage, A Comedy”; with “The Imaginary Invalid” to the Rushmore Festival in New York, and in 2001 saw “Bat Boy, A Musical,” developed at the Actors’ Gang, won the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics award for best new musical Off-Broadway in New York.