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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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Traffic on 101 getting there was HORRIBLE, it took us 2 1/2 hours bumper to bumper the whole way. Made mistake of merging on to 110 and got off at 4th. Next time we will stay on 101 and get off at Temple.
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parked below the Music Center, very easy & $9. Easy to get on Fwy right down Grand to Temple.
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Quotes & Highlights

“A jaw-dropping exhibition…Tomlin’s timing is so acute that she can whip up a giant laugh one minute and command intense silence the next. I almost literally forgot that only one woman was on stage.” Los Angeles Times
“A stunning tour de force!” San Francisco Chronicle
“Amazing, funny and astonishingly prophetic.” Associated Press

Description

When the show first premiered, the New York Times called it “a goosebump experience—with Lily Tomlin trailing like a comet through a galaxy of characters—and who can stop tingling long enough to resist!”

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

is a 13-character play performed by one person, the incomparable Lily Tomlin. With great compassion, the play portrays our tragic and comic aspects by exploring the fictional lives of the everyday people we see, but may not acknowledge. These are gentle but often misguided people, searching for self-knowledge and recognition. We connect with them in a rueful, affectionate way as they embrace the “hip” culture that defined the late 20th century. Written by Tomlin’s longtime partner, Jane Wagner, The Search… explores our world primarily through the eyes of the wise, witty and wacky bag lady, Trudy. Trudy lives on the streets of New York and serves as a tour guide to visiting aliens who are trying to understand the inconsistencies of human nature. Trudy diligently works to show them our best side and to explain behavior, which often seems—even to her, a self-described crazy person—crazy.