Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation: New Comedy at the Autry
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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I felt the actors did as well as they possibly could have done with the script. The story itself was very weak and really did not have enough substance for an hour 1/2 play. This was a performance that I would have expected at a school play or...continued
Native Voices at the Autry’s World Premiere of
_Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation _
A New Comedy by Larissa FastHorse
Executive Producers Randy Reinholz and Jean Bruce Scott
Directed by José Cruz González
When Kenny and Martin draw bizarre topics for a school project, they decide to combine them into “Teaching Disco Square Dancing.” The delicate balance of their friendship is tested when they enlist the aid of Kenny’s Grandma and Amanda, a shy outcast, whose presentation topic is on cultural history. Can they work together to finish the project and graduate from middle school, or will stereotypes and teen angst undermine their determination? Hang on for a hilarious spin around the dance floor!