Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation: New Comedy at the AutryAutry National Center-Wells Fargo Theatre (4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027)
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Set in Hollywood over a 70-year period, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's pseudo-biographical comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark follows the life of a headstrong African-American actress who begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters. Seventy years later, film buffs reflect on the life and legacy of the controversial star, whose eventual fame and fortune came at the price of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes. Nottage artfully blends comedy and social commentary for a thoroughly entertaining yet thought-provoking picture of the cultural climate that shaped Vera Stark. Clever and illuminating, this show draws on screwball films of the 1930s and uses today's fascination with celebrity and controversy to get to the truth behind the legend, and reflect on who she might have been if she'd lived in a different time. Learn More
2 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Feb 18 2008
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 possibly as a "free" performance. Honestly, I could not recommend it.
Written on Feb 11 2008
Poor directing and poor acting. I could not recommend this to anyone.
I was expecting much more, but was very disappointed.
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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!