LA arts organizations take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
People everywhere are participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity that has spread across various social media platforms to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease for the ALS Association.
The challenge goes like this: a participant agrees to let someone pour a bucket of ice water on their head. Afterward, the person nominates others to take on the challenge. This whole sequence must be filmed and shared via social media.
Recently, various L.A. arts organizations have nominated each other to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including the Geffen Playhouse, which nominated Center Theatre Group, as well as
Pasadena Playhouse and The Broad Stage.
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie accepted The Geffen’s challenge in the fountain at the Mark Taper Forum on Aug. 21.
"On behalf of the board and the staff of Center Theatre Group and all the great theatres here in Los Angeles, I accept the challenge using recycled water," he said.
Ritchie then nominated Los Angeles Times theatre critic Charles McNulty.
"He has occasionally thrown cold water on my own admittedly self-inflated ego," Ritchie joked.