The Getty Villa’s Theater Lab has some news and new shows: Four Larks are a version of their Orpheus from March 14 through March 16 and Troubador Theater is welcoming the funny sounding Abbamemnon, a mashing between Abba and Agamemnon from April 18 through April 20.
Though I lived in NYC for 6 years, I never saw a Wooster Group production. When my friend invited me to see the Group’s remake of CRY TROJANS! (Troilus & Cressida) at REDCAT on opening night, I was thrilled. The fact that Wooster Group is premiering CRY TROJANS! in Los Angeles and not anywhere else, says A LOT about the state of performing arts here. Not only is it thriving but established venues are more confident that bringing a company like Wooster, to Los Angeles will inspire entertainment seekers to choose a live, black box theater experience over a more predictable, safer movie theater outing.
If your brain is a little dumbed down from not picking up a book lately, knowing the synopsis of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida certainly helps fill in any confusing plot gaps you may experience while viewing CRY TROJANS.
For Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture, Homer’s Odyssey is being mounted in a very important space: in a Honda Odyssey. How LA is this? It’s so rad and experimental and totally exciting: read more about it over on KCET.
Sharr White’s The Other Place is getting a mounting with Calista Flockhart thanks to LA Theatre Works. You can catch it March 13 through March 16.
Drew Droege and Sam Pancake’s show Strong Choices is back for its sequel, Stronger Choices. The show is happening exclusively on February 22 and February 23 at Cavern Club.