Center Theatre Group Presents The Author, A Revolutionary New Theatrical Experience
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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 JimRed Velvet
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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.
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“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.