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Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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61 reviews
16 stars
Parking for FREE in City Hall, right across the street.
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Great places across the street--fun & charming.
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36 ratings
4.3 average rating
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5 reviews
24 stars
attended May 15 2010

Having not seen Cale perform since the 1980's when we were both in our early 30s, I had some trepidation about how his style of one-man show would continue to compel 25 years later. OMG! SO SMART, SO TALENTED, SO COMPELLING. Please ignore the...continued

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25 reviews
73 stars
attended May 16 2010

I found Palomino to be quite special. Wonderful storytelling and acting. Insightful and very human. I found myself memorized and often touched by this performance piece. Very much a cut above the usual one man show.

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6 reviews
10 stars
attended May 15 2010

David Cale was fantastic! He really developes all the characters clearly so you can easily identify them by their body language, speech and intonation. He magically transforms a bare stage into central park, the california coast and even a...continued

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“David Cale… is a spellbinder. Fascinating as he is to watch, and exquisite as his verbal imagery can be, it is Cale’s gifts as a storyteller that hold an audience rapt.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Free covered parking at Culver City City Hall, after 6pm on weeknights and all day on weekends. (Enter on Duquesne Avenue.)
Patrons attending the 1:00pm performance on Sunday, May 16 are invited to the Lounge for a complimentary wine tasting sponsored by BottleRock after the performance.


Virtuosic writer-performer David Cale will bring his latest work to the Kirk Douglas Theatre.  In Palomino, he portrays seven people in a sensuous tale that follows Irishman Kieren McGrath, a beautiful, literate and mysterious Central Park carriage driver. Kieren dreams of writing a book, and when the opportunity to become an escort to rich, lonely women in New York presents itself, he’s found his subject. Or has he?

Cale is best known for his solo works A Likely StoryDeep in a Dream of You, Smooch Music, The Redthroats (which was presented by  CTG in the 1988 Taper, Too season), and the Obie Award-winning Lillian. His monologues have been featured on Public Radio’s This American Life and NPR’s The Next Big Thing. As a lyricist, his words have been sung by Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry and the Jazz Passengers. As an actor he performed on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and most recently starred in the off-Broadway production of Mouth to Mouth at The New Group. He has appeared in films including Two  Lovers, Pollock and most notably, playing the homeless drifter Studebaker in  The Slaughter Rule, opposite David Morse and Ryan Gosling.