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Block Party

Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

Mar 29 – May 20, 2018

Kirk Douglas Theatre

You are invited! Join us for the second annual Center Theatre Group Block Party and discover exceptional new theatre from the past year that you may not even know you missed.

Every night, performers take the stage at over 250 theatre companies across Los Angeles. The abundance of talent and innovative work being produced here is a theatre lover’s dream. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party Party Pass

Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus no handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 31, April 21, or May 12, 2018. 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 Thursday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/29, 4/19, 5/10. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

Myra Cris Ocenar

Photo courtesy of Playwrights' Arena.


Mar 29 – Apr 8, 2018

A fantastical journey to discover the power we hold within

On a visit to the Philippines to spread their father's ashes, a brother and sister befriend a local girl who is revealed to be an Aswang, a supernatural creature from Filipino folklore. Together they unlock the truth about their father, and the truth about themselves.

A haunting and empowering piece.

When all the layers of a story support one another like this, there's some first-rate playwriting going on.


Boni B. Alvarez
Directed by
Jon Lawrence Rivera

Scenic Design by
Christopher Scott Murillo
Costume Design by
Mylette Nora
Lighting Design by
Lily Bartenstein
Sound Design by
Howard Ho
Boni B. Alvarez
Alberto Isaac
Myra Cris Ocenar
Anne Yatco
A Playwrights' Arena Production

Valerie Spencer

Photo by Turner Munch.


Apr 19–29, 2018

An epic exploration of humanity’s longing for freedom and justice

A theatrical thrill ride through 250 years of history. From the American Revolution, to the struggle for civil rights, to the fight against Communism, to the present War on Terror, Ameryka weaves together unexpected events and characters connecting Poland and the United States. Critical Mass Performance Group's kaleidoscopic style of found text, heightened physicality, original music, and exuberant spectacle culminates in an exhilarating theatrical journey of boundless hope.

A remarkable journey.

Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

Flat-out brilliant. The passion and commitment of all concerned infuses every minute of it.


Written and Directed by
Nancy Keystone
Created in collaboration with the company

Scenic Design by
Nancy Keystone
Costume Design by
Lena Sands
Lighting Design by
Adam J. Frank
Sound Design and Original Music by
Randall Robert Tico
Projection Design by
Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh
Curt Bonnem
Russell Edge
Ray Ford
Richard Gallegos
Lorne Green
Drew Stafford Harper
Nick Santoro
Liza Seneca
Valerie Spencer
A Critical Mass Performance Group Production

Drew Droege

Photo by Matthew Brian Denman.

Die, Mommie, Die!

May 10–20, 2018

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A Greek tragedy on acid with a gay Hollywood twist!

Trapped in a hateful marriage with sleazy film producer Sol and desperate to find happiness with her gorgeous young lover Tony, aging Hollywood star Angela Arden (Drew Droege) murders her husband. But when her children discover what she's done, they decide to take revenge!

A clever, kitsch, psychedelic drag-fest!
Charles Busch's Die, Mommie, Die! is equal parts comic melodrama, Greek tragedy and Hollywood kitsch—and all campy noir classic in the vein of 1960s gothic horror films.

Onstage seating offers you a chance to get up close and glamorous with the cast of 'Die, Mommie, Die!'

Tickets for our onstage couches and benches are available for $25. BYO arsenic.

Please note: There is no late seating for those seated onstage. Please plan and make every effort to arrive on time. If you need to leave the onstage seating section during the performance, you will not be able to return to your seat. You will be assisted in finding alternate seating locations in order to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all patrons with minimal disruption to the performance. Please be aware that this production contains the use of herbal cigarettes and strobe effects, and that some onstage seats may be splashed with a small amount of prop water.


Charles Busch
Directed by
Ryan Bergmann

Scenic Design by
Pete Hickok
Costume Design by
Allison Dillard
Lighting Design by
Matthew Brian Denman
Sound Design by
Rebecca Kessin
Andrew Carter
Tom DeTrinis
Drew Droege
Julanne Chidi Hill
Gina Torrecilla
Pat Towne
A Celebration Theatre Production

Kirk Douglas Theatre 2017/18 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.

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Dining in Downtown Culver City

Dining in Downtown Culver City

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Performance Length

The performance length for Bloodletting is approx. 90 minutes, with no intermission.

The performance length for Ameryka is approx. two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.

The performance length for Die, Mommie, Die! is approx. two hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission.

Be Aware

The production of Die, Mommie, Die! contains the use of herbal cigarettes and strobe effects.

Restaurant Partner

City Tavern

Restaurant Partner

Rush Street

Block Party Receives Generous Support From

Aliza and Marc Guren

With Generous Funding Also Provided by

Joni and Miles Benickes

Block Party is Also Made Possible in Part by the

City of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program

City of Culver City

with support from

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures