AfterWords - this time at the historic Culver Hotel!
Thursday, April 22 at 8 p.m.
RSVP line: 213.972.4380
Our next AfterWords will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 22, and the topic of conversation will be the CTG-commissioned world premiere of The Wake by Lisa Kron. We will be holding our AfterWords in the private dining room of the historic Culver Hotel just down the street from the Kirk Douglas Theater.
Come share your thoughts about the play and production with your fellow audience members in a remarkable setting. I was intimately involved with the commissioning and development of the play over four years and will be able to offer extra insight into the creation and production of this provocative play.
Doors will open at 7:30 for wine and hors d'oeuvres and the discussion will begin at 8 p.m. The Culver Hotel is located at 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City. Please park in the underground garage at Culver City Hall, turn right when exiting the garage and follow Culver Blvd for approx 1/5th of a mile until you reach the hotel. Enter through the main entrance at the front of the building.
AfterWords is free to anyone who saw The Wake, but you must RSVP to 213.972.4380 for admission.
“Elections. Breakups. Thanksgivings from hell!
Lisa Kron’s new play, The Wake, follows a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown: Type-A journalist Ellen, whose certainty about politics and love gets blown out of the water. The Wake promises to generate plenty of conversation – no matter whom you voted for in the last election.”
- Charlotte Stoudt, Los Angeles Times Arts & Books (March 14, 2010)
"A MAJOR AMERICAN WORK FOR OUR TIME
It’s damn good playwriting... A superb ensemble... Leigh Silverman expertly manages a wealth of detail."
- Bob Verini, Variety
"ABSORBING NEW PLAY
The cast is excellent under Leigh Silverman’s astute direction, with Heidi Schreck giving a many-layered performance."
- Jay Reiner, The Hollywood Reporter
"REFRESHING... A kind of lesbian fantasia on national themes... brought to life in all its multifaceted hues by the marvelous Heidi Schreck."
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
In her Tony Award-nominated 2006 Broadway debut, Well, Lisa Kron turned the mother-daughter dynamic on its ear by giving her mother equal time on stage to challenge her accounts.
Obie Award-winners Lisa Kron and Leigh Silverman reunite for a searing show which navigates the ever-shifting landscapes of home, heart and country.
“Wonderfully evocative and often seriously funny, Kron sets off emotional vibrations that just won’t stop.”
- The New York Times review of Lisa Kron in Well
More About the Show
Lisa Kron Creates a Political Wake at the Kirk Douglas
Titling a play can be a tricky thing. Just ask Lisa Kron whose Center Theatre Group commissioned play The Wake recently world premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, nearly four years to the day since her previous show Well, which she both penned and starred in, made its 2006 Broadway debut, earning both her and Jayne Houdyshell Tony nominations for Best Actress...
Read Insider Views, an informative article about Lisa Kron’s THE WAKE from CTG’s Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg Pier Carlo Talenti.
Eat, drink and be social
The Lounge opens one hour before show time, serving drinks and eats from Culver City's culinary stars. Step into the Lounge after the show to hear our resident DJ's spin the coolest grooves and join the cast and crew for cocktails and conversation. When the applause dies down, your night continues at Culver City's hottest late-night spot. Open late nights Thu-Sat.
Note: FREE covered parking at Culver City Hall, after 6pm weeknights, all day weekends. Enter on Duquesne Ave.
The Kirk Douglas Theater is excited to partner with Rush Street to create the AfterLounge, where KDT patrons enjoy VIP Access to the exclusive second-floor of Rush Street, which features comfortable seating, a private bar and lounge featuring some of Hollywood’s top DJs!
Show your ticket to get 10% off all food & drinks at Rush Street (offer good on day of show only)
Enjoy great deals at all of our Kirk Douglas Theatre Restaurant Partners!
PARKING is FREE in Culver City!
We offer FREE covered parking at Culver City City Hall, after 6pm on weeknights and all day on weekends! (Enter on Duquesne Avenue.)