Kirk Douglas Theatre Presents West Coast Premiere of Palomino: One-Man Show by David Cale
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The last date listed for Palomino was Sunday June 6, 2010 / 6:30pm (Closing Night).
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from JonnyG.Red Velvet
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Really fine work from a polished, confident solo performer. Touching, very funny, and comforting without being cloying or grossly sentimental. If you go, sit back and enjoy the moments, not just the plot or How All The Characters Match Up...this is theatre to relax into. The writing is really sharp, characters specific and unique, and I found the themes of longing and decency and self-respect worth contemplating post-show. Somewhat redolent of the television show, Hung, it stands on its own among the new wave of male prostitute comedy/drama.
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“David Cale… is a spellbinder. Fascinating as he is to watch, and exquisite as his verbal imagery can be, it is Cale’s gifts as a storyteller that hold an audience rapt.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Free covered parking at Culver City City Hall, after 6pm on weeknights and all day on weekends. (Enter on Duquesne Avenue.)
Patrons attending the 1:00pm performance on Sunday, May 16 are invited to the Lounge for a complimentary wine tasting sponsored by BottleRock after the performance.
Virtuosic writer-performer David Cale will bring his latest work to the Kirk Douglas Theatre. In Palomino, he portrays seven people in a sensuous tale that follows Irishman Kieren McGrath, a beautiful, literate and mysterious Central Park carriage driver. Kieren dreams of writing a book, and when the opportunity to become an escort to rich, lonely women in New York presents itself, he’s found his subject. Or has he?
Cale is best known for his solo works A Likely Story, Deep in a Dream of You, Smooch Music, The Redthroats (which was presented by CTG in the 1988 Taper, Too season), and the Obie Award-winning Lillian. His monologues have been featured on Public Radio’s This American Life and NPR’s The Next Big Thing. As a lyricist, his words have been sung by Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry and the Jazz Passengers. As an actor he performed on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and most recently starred in the off-Broadway production of Mouth to Mouth at The New Group. He has appeared in films including Two Lovers, Pollock and most notably, playing the homeless drifter Studebaker in The Slaughter Rule, opposite David Morse and Ryan Gosling.