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Block Party 2017

Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

Apr 14 – May 21, 2017

Kirk Douglas Theatre

Block Party 2017

Los Angeles is home to over 250 theatre companies, featuring an abundance of talent, diversity, and ingenuity. To celebrate the vibrant theatre of our city, we’re premiering Block Party—three recent productions from local theatre companies, highlighting some of the best work our town has to offer. Help us celebrate L.A. theatre and join the Block Party!

Want to see all three shows & save? Buy a Party Pass!

$67 + a free drink*

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone or in person at the Box Office.

*Available by phone or in person only. Available now through April 23, 2017. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on April 16, 30, or May 14. Handling fees may apply. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want

As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 4/14, 4/28, 5/12. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

Failure: A Love Story

Apr 14–23, 2017

Written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Michael Matthews, Failure: A Love Story from Coeurage Theatre Company chronicles the lives, loves and deaths of the three Fail sisters and the one man who fell in love with each of them. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love.


Philip Dawkins
Directed by
Michael Matthews

Scenic Design by
JR Bruce
Costume Design by
Allison Dillard
Lighting Design by
Matthew Brian Denman
Joe Calarco
June Carryl
Cristina Gerla
Kristina Johnson
Margaret Katch
Denver Milord
Gregory Nabours
Theodore Perkins
Kurt Quinn
Brandon Ruiter
Nicole Shalhoub
Gina Torrecilla
Brittney S. Wheeler
A Coeurage Theatre Company Production

Citizen: An American Lyric

Apr 28 – May 7, 2017

The Fountain Theatre’s Citizen: An American Lyric, a meditation on race that fuses poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, is a provocative stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America adapted by playwright and The Fountain Theatre Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs and directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Of Rankine’s Citizen, The New Yorker wrote that it was brilliant… [and] explores the kinds of injustice that thrive when the illusion of justice is perfected. The New York Times wrote that Rankine brilliantly pushes poetry’s forms to disarm readers and circumvent our carefully constructed defense mechanisms against the hint of possibly being racist ourselves.


Claudia Rankine
Adapted for the stage by
Stephen Sachs
Directed by
Shirley Jo Finney

Scenic and Media Design by
Yee Eun Nam
Costume Design by
Naila Aladdin-Sanders
Lighting Design by
Pablo Santiago
Sound Design by
Peter Bayne
Movement Director
Anastasia Coon
Bernard K. Addison
Leith Burke
Tony Maggio
Simone Missick
Monnae Michaell
Lisa Pescia
A Fountain Theatre Production

Dry Land

May 12–21, 2017

Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, Echo Theater Company’s Dry Land is a haunting play about female friendship and an abortion that takes place in the locker room of a central Florida high school. Written when Spiegel was just 21 years old and still an undergraduate at Yale, the play is a deeply truthful portrait of the fears, hopes and bonds of teenage girls—as gut-wrenching as it is funny. In his New York Times "critic’s pick" review, Ben Brantley called Dry Land tender, caustic, funny and harrowing, often all at the same time.


Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by
Alana Dietze

Scenic Design by
Amanda Knehans
Costume Design by
Elena Flores
Lighting Design by
Justin Huen
Sound Design by
Jeff Gardner
Daniel Hagen
Ben Horwitz
Connor Kelly-Eiding
Teagan Rose
Jenny Soo

Jacqueline Besson
Alexandra Freeman

Francesca O’Hern
Bukola Ogunmola
Sidne Phillips
Tessa Hope Slovis
An Echo Theater Company Production

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Performance Length

The performance length for Failure: A Love Story is approx. one hour and 44 minutes, with no intermission.

The performance length for Citizen: An American Lyric is approx. 65 minutes, with no intermission.

The performance length for Dry Land is TBA.

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Pay What You Want**

April 14, 2017
Failure: A Love Story
April 28, 2017
Citizen: An American Lyric
May 12, 2017
Dry Land
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