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The Ivy Substation
at Culver Blvd. 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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3 reviews
10 stars
EXPO line is across the street-plentiful parking at the City structure across the street is $1
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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60 events
27 reviews
19 stars
FYI this production is 3 hours long so make sure your plans are made accordingly.
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Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz
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4.3 average rating
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168 events
118 reviews
498 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz

Give 'em enough rope and ill 'ang 'imself.
Didn't happen.

A massive amount of rope was given, and this troupe of high suspension dancers and cabaret artists handled it all. They kept performing one...continued

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70 events
22 reviews
28 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

I actually gave my tickets to a friend who could only get one ticket and wanted to take his girlfriend. Since they were visiting from Canada, I gave it to him. They went with another couple and the LOVED it. They said it was a lot of fun and...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 05 2009

Most of the time, we felt like we were at a talent competition or a post Burning Man party. Silk scarf twirling? Really? If the producers happen to read this, the first hoop act should really be cut. She's good for a girl in the park or "look what...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“An abstract fusion of body and spirit.” —The Los Angeles Times
Visit Hoopdawg’s web site for more information on their high energy hula hooping.


Dance troupe Mental Head Circus and Hoopdawgz, create an intoxicating vaudeville circus that pulses with dance, humor, hula hoops and bawdy allure. The alluring visual masterpiece integrates extensive knowledge of movement and the human body. The avant-garde style fused with intricate movement and transitions make for unparalleled aerial performances.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors' Gang

The Actors’ Gang is one of Los Angeles’ most enduring theatre ensembles. Founded in 1981 by a group of renegade theatre artists, the Gang’s mission is to create bold, original works for the stage and daring reinterpretations of the classics. Our work is raw, immediate, socially minded, and crafted with the highest artistic standards.

Over the course of our first 20 years we have produced 68 plays and won over 100 awards, winning acclaim for our interpretations of Shakespeare, Bruchner, Brecht, Moliere, Aeschylus, Ibsen and Chekhov, while developing in workshop new plays that address the world today through a prism of satire, popular culture and raucous stagecraft.

Through co-productions, The Actors’ Gang presented the West Coast Premiere of Eric Bogosian’s “Suburbia” with the Namaste Theatre Company, Roger Guenver Smith’s “A Huey P. Newton Story,” Danny Hoch’s “Jails, Hospitals, Hip Hop” with Center Theatre Group, and “Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella” with The Cornerstone Theatre Company. The Actors’ Gang has toured with productions as the US representative at the Edinburgh Festival and to New York’s Public Theatre with “Carnage, A Comedy”; with “The Imaginary Invalid” to the Rushmore Festival in New York, and in 2001 saw “Bat Boy, A Musical,” developed at the Actors’ Gang, won the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics award for best new musical Off-Broadway in New York.