The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City is the newest and most intimate of Center Theatre Group’s family of theatres. The 317-seat venue, located in a newly renovated historic theatre at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City opened in October 2004. Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has selected a wide range of productions, including co-productions with other Los Angeles theatre companies, special events, world premieres of new plays and musicals.
Performances now on sale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
The powerful, intense new play delivers a knock-out punch with its vivid depiction of a man fighting for his place in history.
Set in the boxing world of the early 1900s and loosely inspired by the story of Jack Johnson,the first black pop culture icon, and whose reign as the world heavyweight champion lasted from 1908 to 1915. Jay “The Sport” Jackson has talent and confidence and wants what he feels is owed to him: a shot at the championship. Even though blacks were not offered bouts with white boxers, Jay wants to be the first African American crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and is pushing hard to have that realized, no matter the consequences.
Sandbox @ CTG
Playwright Julie Marie Myatt, recipient of CTG’s Fadiman Award for Playwriting, will discuss and explore the subject of her brand-new CTG-commissioned play Birder, a comedy set in Los Feliz and Studio City about a successful accountant and the birds of Los Angeles who upend his most basic ideas about family, home and comfort.
The evening will begin with a reading of a scene from Birder. It will continue with a discussion between Myatt and Kimball Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, about L. A.’s very special relationship with the multitude of bird species that thrive here. The discussion will be moderated by CTG’s resident dramaturg/literary manager, Pier Carlo Talenti. Join us after the discussion for a glass of wine and informal chat.
West Coast Premiere of the English translation
In 1905 St. Petersburg, Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, is huddled with fellow actors in a dimly lit rehearsal room, while in the streets outside striking workers are being gunned down by the tsarist regime.
Val Kilmer: Citizen Twain
If available, select PREMIUM Price Type if you would like the VIP Meet & Greet with Val Kilmer package.
Val Kilmer, famous for his portrayals of iconic characters such as Jim Morrison (The Doors), Doc Holliday (Tombstone) and Batman (Batman Forever), inhabits the spirit of another legendary American figure: Mark Twain. Exploring the famed author’s wry humor—from politics to death, love, money, watermelons, God, racism and cats—Kilmer channels the wit and wisdom of the man considered to be the world’s greatest storyteller and the first stand-up comedian. Post show meet & greet with the actor available as an add on for select performances.
This production contains the following: Profanity, stage smoke and fog, the sound of gunfire, and mature content.
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