Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents As Part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival "Blackbird" - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents As Part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival "Blackbird"

Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced that, as part of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will present Blackbird by David Harrower. Featuring Charlotte Gulezian and Bradley Fisher, the production will be directed by Anna Stromberg. There will be 12 performances only, beginning June 1 and running through June 25 in The Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre.

Scottish playwright David Harrower’s drama won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and had a critically acclaimed run on Broadway last year. Inspired in part by the crimes of sex offender Toby Studebaker (though in no way a literal dramatization of actual events), the play depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man 15 years after being sexually abused by him when she was 12 years old.

Actors Charlotte Gulezian (winner of LADCC, BroadwayWorld, and StageSceneLA Awards for her performance in last year’s Hit the Wall) and Bradley Fisher were both seen in the LGBT Center’s production of Fool for Love in the 2016 Fringe Festival. (That production is currently a StageRaw nominee for Best Revival of a Play). The design team includes multiple award-winner Matt Richter (lighting and sound) and Brooke Gerson (costumes). The stage manager is Margaret Marx.

There will be four previews and eight regular performances of Blackbird, beginning on June 1 and running through June 25. The complete schedule:

PREVIEWS:
Thursday 6/1 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6/3 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 6/4 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6/7 at 8:30 p.m.

REGULAR:
Friday 6/9 at 8:30 p.m. [OPENING NIGHT]
Sunday 6/11 at 4:30 p.m.
Monday 6/12 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6/14 at 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6/21 & at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 6/22 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6/24 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 6/25 at 4:30 p.m.

Preview seats are $10 and admission for regular performances is $15. Tickets are available online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at 323-860-7300.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre is located at the 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. During construction of the Center’s new facility, free parking is limited. Please allow extra time to find parking or choose public transportation or a ride service such as Lyft.

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