Tim Robbins' Break the Whip at Actor's Gang
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The last date listed for Break the Whip was Saturday November 13, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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August Strindberg's surrealist play is given a haunting and hypnotic interpretation by the Actor's Gang. This study of unforgiving hearts and deep seated guilt has been intriguing audiences for over a century, and this new production takes it to a new level. Two families, imprisoned by greed, duplicity and manipulation, seduce an idealistic student into a web of lies. His unflagging honesty lifts the shroud of lies, and audiences are left to wonder: Was the family living in denial, or were they apparitions of their former selves condemned to eternal regret? Learn More
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Featured review from Sam Wissa
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I don't know why some of the negative comments. I thought it was pretty fantastic. The costumes/masks I found really pulled me in. The individuality of the masks and the emotions they expressed I thought were great. The acting I found to be top-notch. I greatly enjoyed it. Yes, it was lengthy, but maybe it needed to be to counter all the Manifest Destiny B.S. crammed down our little throats oh so many years ago...
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.