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Block Party 2019 Calendar Release

March – April 2019

EVENT: Block Party 2019: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre
Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party highlights some of the remarkable work being done on other stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions.

First Production: “For The Love Of (or, the roller derby play)” from Theatre of NOTE
by Gina Femia
Directed by Rhonda Kohl
Previews March 7 and 8, 2019. Opens March 9 at 8 p.m. Through March 17.

“For The Love Of (or, the roller derby play)” follows Joy and Michelle, long-term
partners who find their lives turned upside down when Joy joins a roller derby
team called the Brooklyn Scallywags. Joy becomes close with the star of the team,
Lizzie Lightning, and must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to follow
her heart.

Second Production: “Rotterdam” from Skylight Theatre Company
by Jon Brittain
Directed by Michael A. Shepperd
Previews March 28 and 29, 2019. Opens March 30 at 8 p.m. Through April 7.

A bittersweet comedy about love and identity set in the Netherlands, “Rotterdam”
begins on New Year’s Eve when Alice finds the courage to come out to her
parents. Alice’s decision inspires her girlfriend Fiona to make an announcement of
her own. Before Alice hits send on her email, Fiona reveals that she has always
identified as a man and now wants to live as one, sending their relationship into a

Third Production: “Native Son” from Antaeus Theatre Company
by Nambi E. Kelley
Directed by Andi Chapman
Previews April 18 and 19, 2019. Opens April 20 at 8 p.m. Through April 28.

“Native Son” is set in 1930s Chicago, where a longing for social justice ignites a
palpable rage within protagonist Bigger Thomas. “Native Son” is a gripping
adaptation of the classic Richard Wright novel and focuses on the inner workings
of Thomas’ mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

Preview Performances: Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.
Opening Performances: Saturdays, March 9, March 30 and April 20 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances: Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.;
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.
Exceptions: No 1 p.m. performance on Sundays, March 10, March 31 and April 21.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $25 – $72 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available online at, by calling Audience
Services at (213) 628-2772 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office
(at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles) or at the
Kirk Douglas Theatre Box Office two hours prior to performances. A Block Party
Party Pass is available for $75, which includes a ticket to all three productions as
well as a complimentary cocktail (or non-alcoholic beverage) at each performance.
The Party Pass is available by phone or in-person now through March 17. The first
Friday of each show (March 8, March 29 and April 19) are Pay What You Want
performances. These Pay What You Want tickets are available in person only and
subject to availability. Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf Community: Information
and charge, visit

Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Free three hour covered parking at City Hall with validation (available in the Kirk Douglas Theatre lobby)

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January 3, 2019