Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue Present the West Coast Premiere of "Exit Strategy," Sept. 29 - Nov. 5 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue Present the West Coast Premiere of "Exit Strategy," Sept. 29 - Nov. 5

September 28, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

From the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall comes the West Coast premiere of Exit Strategy by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter. First produced in Chicago in 2014 and then off-Broadway in 2016, this fiery and poetic play will be directed by Deena Selenow. Three preview performances are scheduled for September 26, 27, and 28, and opening is set for Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. The run will continue through November 5 in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) LaNisa Renee Frederick, Jane Macfie, Remy Ortiz, Maria Romero, Darrett Sanders, Adam Silver, and Luke Tennie.

A fierce and funny new work from the playwright and producers of Hit the Wall about the chaotic final days of an urban public high school, Exit Strategy is a riveting, edge­ of-your-seat drama from a vital new voice in American playwriting. Ike Holter was voted Chicagoan of the Year in Theatre by the Chicago Tribune and recently received the nation's most lucrative award for playwriting, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama.

The scenic design is by Se Oh, lighting design is by Matt Richter, costume design is by Lena Sands, and sound design is by Jesse Mandapat. The stage manager is Margaret Marx. Producers for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Sixth Avenue are Jon Imparato and Adam Silver.

There will be three preview performances of Exit Strategy on Tuesday, September 26; Wednesday, September 27; and Thursday, September 28; all at 8 p.m. Opening is set for Friday, September 29, at 8 p.m. The engagement will run through November 5 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Preview seats are $20 and admission for regular performances is $30. Tickets are available online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre, or by calling 323-860-7300.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at 1125 N. Mccadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood 90038.

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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