Jan 272018
 
Elliot A Soldier Of Fugue

L-R: Cast members Jason Manuel Olazábal, Peter Mendoza, Caro Zeller, Rubén Garfias and director Shishir Kurup at the first rehearsal for “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue.” Written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” will play at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre January 27 through February 25, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 628-2772.
Photo by Craig Schwartz. All Uses © 2018 Craig Schwartz

 

CENTER THEATRE GROUP TO HOST TWO FREE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

FOR “ELLIOT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE” AND “WATER BY THE SPOONFUL”

Community Conversation on February 9 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Will Discuss Coming Home From Combat

Community Conversation on February 21 at the Mark Taper Forum

Will Explore How Technology Creates Community

 

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by Quiara Alegría Hudes’ plays “Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” and “Water by the Spoonful.” Community Conversations are a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on Center Theatre Group stages.

The first Community Conversation relates to “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” and is titled Coming Home From Combat. It will be held on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will discuss how veterans talk about their experiences in combat and how they relate to others after returning from war. The discussion will also examine the feeling of isolation that many veterans grapple with after experiencing war and the individuals and institutions in Los Angeles and beyond that are available to support those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This event will take place at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at 9820 Washington Blvd. Panelists to be announced at a later date.

The second Community Conversation relates to “Water by the Spoonful” and is titled Does Technology Create Community? It will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will discuss how technology seemingly provides endless opportunities to connect people to one another, whether it be for love, friendship or support. The event will also examine how online communities are affecting real-life communities and the problems that arise when so much human interaction takes place behind a screen. This event will take place at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Rehearsal Room A. Panelists to be announced at a later date.

 

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Jan 192018
 
Elliot Trilogy To Play Concurrently In Three Los Angeles Theatres

Clockwise from left: Cast members Sean Carvajal, Nick Massouh, Luna Lauren Vlez, Bernard K. Addison, Josh Braaten, Sylvia Kwan and Keren Lugo at the first rehearsal for “Water by the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, “Water by the Spoonful” runs January 31 through March 11, 2018, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 628-2772.
Photo by Craig Schwartz. All Uses © 2018 Craig Schwartz

 

ELLIOT TRILOGY TO PLAY CONCURRENTLY IN LOS ANGELES THEATRES

JANUARY 27 THROUGH MARCH 19, 2018

Center Theatre Groups’ Previously Announced Productions of

“Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Douglas and “Water by the Spoonful” at the Taper

Will Be Joined By Latino Theater Company’s Production of

“The Happiest Song Plays Last”

 

Los Angeles audiences will have the rare opportunity to follow Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Elliot Trilogy playing concurrently at theatres across the city in early 2018. Center Theatre Group’s production of Pulitzer finalist “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” (at the Kirk Douglas Theatre January 27 through February 25, 2018) and Pulitzer winner “Water by the Spoonful” (at the Mark Taper Forum January 31 through March 11) will be joined by Latino Theater Company’s production of the final installment of the trilogy “The Happiest Song Plays Last” (at the Los Angeles Theatre Center February 17 through March 19). It is the first time all three plays will run at the same time in one city.

“It’s really thrilling to get a chance to see the plays produced back to back for the first time in a single city,” said Hudes. “You see one play, and you get that beginning, middle, end—you get that story. But you see two, three of the plays, you get that sense of family all of a sudden. You’ve gone through it over time with this family. So I think the ending of the entire trilogy lands in a deeper way. The laughs get deeper, the pain gets more pronounced. Hopefully the plays are resonating off of each other in ways that will yield rewards.”

“This is a special moment for our patrons and for us—and really for anyone in Los Angeles who loves theatre,” said Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. “We’re taking advantage of the breadth and depth of our programming and of the rich theatre ecosystem of our city by joining forces with the Latino Theater Company to tell an epic story from start to finish. These three remarkable plays definitely stand on their own, but the opportunity to see the completed trilogy together and to follow Quiara’s characters through their entire arc is truly impactful.”

”We’re thrilled to offer L.A. audiences the chance to see the final installment of the trilogy, which isn’t as well-known as the others,” said Latino Theater Company Artistic Director José Luis Valenzuela. “I think it’s especially beautiful because of the poetry of the language, and because of the music which brings us closer to who Elliot is.”

 

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