Towne Street Theatre

Towne Street Theatre April Events

Exciting new projects from Towne Street Theatre.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 @ 8pm
Staged Reading of MA RAINEY
by August Wilson

Award-winning actor/producer Russell Andrews will lead and direct this staged reading which saw he and his company StageWalkers win multiple awards, including Best Actor for Mr. Andrews!

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 @4pm
LITERARY SERIES
Staged Reading of
MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS
by Kwei Quartey
Director: Nancy Cheryll Davis

Accra’s hotshot Detective Inspector Darko Dawson returns to solve a complex mystery that will take him out of the city to the beautiful coasts of Ghana, where a grim double-murder seems to have larger political implications.

APRIL 17 @ 8pm
BIG BUTT GIRLS, HARD HEADED WOMEN
by Rhodessa Jones
Director: Erin Nicole Washington

In 1989, on the basis of material developed while conducting classes at the San Francisco County Jail, Rhodessa Jones created “Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women”, a performance piece based on the lives of the incarcerated women she encountered. During the work’s creation, Jones and jail officials were made aware of issues that were specific to female inmates, such as guilt, depression, and self-loathing, which arose in response to feelings of failure in the face of community. These issues directly contribute to recidivism among female offenders.

APRIL 18 @8pm
Towne Street Theater presents
B**** PLEASE COMEDY LIVE!

Don’t miss the chance to witness B**** Please Comedy’s first ever live sketch show! Plus, you’ll get to see the premiere of episode 5, “To Catch A Pervert – A Parody,” before it’s released online!

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 @ 4pm
Raffi Mauro’s One Man Show
MUSIC I HEARD AROUND THE HOUSE WHEN I WAS A KID

“My immigrant parents, my immediate family and my extended family had such an appreciation for such a wide selection of music genres and it was all at my finger tips. Here’s my coming of age through music.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 @ 8pm
A night of song, dance and scenes in partnership with Southwest College

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 @ 8pm
TST’S MONOLOGUE SLAM!

This will be the singular most exciting live competition that you will see this year! CELEBRITY JUDGES, with YOUR help, will crown the 1st ever TST MONOLOGUE SLAM CHAMP! You will laugh, cry, yell, scream, and cheer as some of the most talented actors from the Hollywood area vie for your applause and votes to win some awesome prizes! There’s still time to sign up! Send an e-mail for details. Hosted by Jaimyon Parker.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 @6pm
URBAN LEGENDS SPOKEN WORD POETRY NIGHT is back!

Urban Legends is a group of dynamic Poets, using words to affect Truth! Dare to be changed by attending a performance!
Director: Barika A. Croom

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 through
SUNDAY, MAY 3
SWEET TEA: BLACK GAY MEN OF THE SOUTH
by E. Patrick Johnson
Director: Joseph Megel
Producer: Jane M. Saks

Based on his award-winning book, E. Patrick Johnson stars in this new one-man exploration into the southern, black gay community. A fascinating, validating oral history inspired by the author’s personal journey, SWEET TEA explores these men’s perceptions, joys, experiences, angst, triumphs and vulnerabilities. With passion and insight, Johnson reinforces the spoken-word tradition while challenging stereotypes — and finding humor, humanity and hope within. Buy your SWEET TEA tickets now!

TICKETS:
All events (except Sweet Tea) are $10 suggested donation, with $5 minimum.

Cash at door with RSVP: info@townestreetla.org

For more information or to purchase visit: www.townestreetla.org

All shows at Stella Adler Academy & Theatre.