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Sep 172016
 
Playwright/performer Lucy Alibar in “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up” at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Playwright/performer Lucy Alibar in “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up” at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

“Throw Me on the Burnpile…” Will Play Through Oct. 2

The world premiere of “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”), opened on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” will continue through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Directed by Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up” blends a lecherous goat, Pentecostals on the radio, a clutter of inbred cats, phone calls from death row, Daddy’s burnpile and countless other rich ingredients into a delicious and magical stew of stories about a singular childhood in Grady County, Florida.

The design team for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” includes Takeshi Kata for scenic design, Laura Bauer for costumes, Elizabeth Harper for lighting, Adam Phalen for sound and Jason H. Thompson for projection design. The production stage manager is Maggie Swing.

For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 628-2772.

Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232