Venue Details

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Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd at Duquesne Ave 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
213-628-2772
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Gato
Everything I've seen at The Kirk Douglas has been quite good, and much has been exceptional.
info Mar 07 2011 star this tip starred

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5 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

A smart and entertaining evening in the theatre!

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21 reviews
40 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

Ms Packer has put together a fascinating and moving evening of theatre and her sprited and nuanced performance in many roles riveted me to my seat. Stunning. Standing... continued

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63 events
35 reviews
151 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

Wonderful! Very impassioned and entertaining

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Quotes & Highlights

“Ms. Packer glows with the energy of a quick, bright mind discovering and enjoying itself. Her transformations in style remind us of how richly mutable Shakespeare is in performance.” -The New York Times
“Drawing on her lifetime of acting in and directing Shakespeare’s plays, Packer combines the performance of scenes with the discussion of themes to create a dazzling and illuminating piece of work. For anyone who cares about women, Shakespeare, or especially women in Shakespeare, it’s not to be missed.” -Boston Globe
“NPR Audio talks with Tina Packer about “:http://onpoint.wbur.org/2010/06/01/tina-packers-women-of-shakespeare_”Women of Will":http://onpoint.wbur.org/2010/06/01/tina-packers-women-of-shakespeare. _

Description

“There may be more men in the plays of Shakespeare. Many more. But the Bard’s women pack a punch. Tina Packer founder of Shakespeare & Company, the renowned theater group in Lenox, Mass., and now one of America’s premier Shakespeareans has been playing and directing Shakespeare’s women for 40 years. She’s learned them from the inside out Kate and Cleopatra, Rosalind and Desdemona, Lady Macbeth and Juliet, Cordelia and Marina, and much more and put Shakespeare’s feminine side on stage. Now she’s brought the female roles together in her work “Women of Will.” It’s powerful." —Tom Ashbrook, NPR

About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

LAWSC is the an all-female Shakespeare company in the world creating collaborative, multi-racial theater productions that provide opportunities for women and girls to work together. An important part of their goals to nurture in the next generation an excitement and appreciation for Shakespeare. The complexity and depth of mining Shakespeare's work provides a worthy educational and artistic challenge for women and girls to explore together, offering them personal empowerment and expression while serving the artistic cultural and educational needs of the community.

Since 1993, LAWSC has been producing extremely successful, award-winning theatrical productions. LAWSC has received national and international television coverage, reaching over two million people in 1998. Artistic Director Lisa Wolpe and the work of the LAWSC were profiled on the PBS program In the Life, as well as on London's Channel 4 Arts Station. Ms. Wolpe was recently heralded as NBC Channel 4 Local Hero on their celebratory segment featuring community leaders doing valuable work in Los Angeles, and our productions have also been featured on CNN and TNN national news programs.
LAWSC has produced a series of Gala evenings featuring some of the most inspiring actresses in Hollywood.

Special guests have included such entertainment luminaries as Lynn Redgrave, Rue McClanahan, Sharon Gless, Susan Ruttan, Gates McFadden, Linda Hopkins, Denise Crosby and Kathy Bates, appearing in scenes from Shakespeare with LAWSC's core company members.