(Photo by Jason Williams)
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing
Arts presents a radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, starring Emmy® Award and
NAACP Image Award winner Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal,” the legendary Brother from Another
Planet, Netflix’s “The Politician,” Justice League) and directed by John Gould Rubin, opening
Saturday, May 14 and running through Sunday, June 5, 2022, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith
Theater. This theatrically adventurous production of perhaps the greatest play in English
literature features original music, videos, and projections that will transform the theater into a
not–too–distant–future United States ravaged by environmental catastrophes. Taken from the press release.
May 10 – Jun 05,2022
Photo credit: Cooper Bates
Written by the celebrated Olivier Award-winning UK writer Mike Kenny, Rapunzel Alone is a brand new live theatrical reimagining inspired by the classic fairy tale that follows the story of Lettie, a young mixed-race girl from London, sent to the countryside for her own safety during the daily bombings of WWII. She faces her own battles with a strict new guardian and a very “fowl” goose on an isolated country farm. Taken from
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WORLD PREMIERE: The Wallis and L.A.-based Four Larks (in their Wallis debut) are developing Frankenstein, an exuberant amalgamation of dynamic physical theatre, live music and experiential design bringing Mary Shelley’s tale to life in a modern take that spotlights the dangers of unregulated technology. Taken from the website.
Feb 12 – Mar 07,2020
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Devastated when his New York City church kicks him out for being gay, Griffin escapes across the world to volunteer in a small village. His “good intentions” are tested against the backdrop of an incurable epidemic, corruption and a dangerous abduction that leaves him questioning everything he has ever known. Taken from the website.
Feb 4 – 23, 2019
In writer David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and acclaimed directors Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir’s reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good. Taken from the website.
NOV 29 – DEC 17 2017
(Photo credit: Dan Steinberg for The Wallis)
Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history among three friends – Franklin, Charlie and Mary – who begin their in careers in show business together. The powerful and moving story, based on the Kaufman and Hart play, features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs. Taken from the website
Nov 23 – Dec 18 2016
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Synopsis : In this play spanning 30 years and six presidential administrations, Hester Ferris throws Georgetown dinner parties that can change the course of Washington’s politics. But when her beloved son suddenly turns up with an ambitious Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending the causes she’s spent her whole life fighting for. Take from the Website
May 17th – June 4th 2016
Synopsis : In The Revisionist, David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone, while his second cousin Maria welcomes him with an overwhelming need to connect with her American family. Taken from the website
March 29 – April 17, 2016