Center Theatre Group Presents The Author, A Revolutionary New Theatrical ExperienceKirk Douglas Theatre, W. Washington Blvd at Duquesne Ave (9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232)
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The last date listed for The Author was Saturday February 19, 2011 / 4:00pm.
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Center Theatre Group presents the world premiere of Marco Ramirez's The Royale at L.A.'s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Boxer Jay "The Sport" Jackson wants a shot at the world title. Trouble is, he's living in a time when blacks and whites did not face off in the ring. But he's out to win at any cost, no matter what the consequences. So he comes out swinging, slinging words in a spectacular barrage of rhythm and heat, language and adrenaline, sinew and swagger. The question is, will he -- and those he loves -- be strong enough to handle the responsibility that comes with the recognition from this unprecedented undertaking? With muscular storytelling, syncopated dialogue and emotional right hooks, you'll feel like you're sitting ringside. Learn More
Goldstar Member Tips
Business casual. No vintage Iron Man t-shirts.
Minimal snacks at the snack bar. No food or drinks inside.
One decent parking lot. Look for the brick parking lot called Watseka Parking
6 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Feb 21 2011
Must have gone to a different play. First, as everyone says, the method was excellent and, it was not a simple discussion at all. See it for yourself. Regarding the content: the whole point was the way "we" the audience and the world see horror and (fail to) deal with it and the way actors who then portray that horror came out damaged from the process. Clever. Thoughtful. Experimental. Could the writing have been sharper and the audience brought in even more, absolutely, but, the even without the extra strength, the writing and the method used combined was far more effective than most plays that are "staged" and often boring as a result!
Written on Feb 18 2011
Really loved it
Written on Feb 17 2011
The value of this play is what you think after you leave. In that sense, it is a success. I woke up during the night thinking about it. There are shocking elements, but that is not what woke me up. It was wondering about violence as presented in the safety of the theater and violence in real life. One point is that actors pay a price in real life for portraying violence in the theater. Another is making us think about what constitutes violence and how we react to it. Several elements in the play brought more violence into the theater than someone being shot. You will pay a price for attending, but I think you should take a chance and see it.
Written on Feb 17 2011
The premise and the idea behind this was great. Half the audience faces the other half and the cast is intermingled within the audience itself. And I appreciate the experimental aspect of it.
But god, it was sssooo boring. It was an hour and a half of the four cast members talking to each other from across the room about a play they all previously worked on together (was that even a real play they were talking about?). It was the equivalent of my film nerd friends sitting around talking about David Lynch. Their little monologues did nothing to really pull in the audience because there wasn’t even anything to talk about. They mention a few things about rapes and deaths, but the way it was presented, I could care less what was happening. I think it was mostly a failed attempt at shock value. I found myself zoning out on more than one occasion. And since I was facing the other half of the audience, I could see that many others were feeling the same way. Dude next to me was snoring really loud and had no intention of trying to hide it.
If there was anything, ANYTHING, that was interesting, I would have been beyond grateful, but the audience got nothing other than witnessing a playwrite who likes to tout his own material amongst his own material. Give us even one single beat of something engaging, powerful, quirky, and we’d be somewhat okay. What we got was something awkward, boring, and uncomfortable (halfway through, I was more concerned about running to the bathroom than I was about the rape victim).
There you go. I beg you guys not to buy tickets and this is the epitome of a “waste of time”.
More Information About The Author
Quotes & Highlights
- "A dazzling theatrical experience that lets nobody off the hook."--The London Guardian
- Read more about the play and author Tim Crouch at his website, News From Nowhere.
Without giving too much away, The Author challenges the conventions of theatre and changes your perspective as an audience member. Crouch plays himself, a playwright who has written a disturbing work filled with taboo sex and violence. As he and other participants in the production discuss the process and the aftermath, the audience can't help but be drawn into the story.