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Is Los Angeles a 'theater town'?: A Culture Monster event

June 7, 2011 |  4:26 pm

Los Angeles skyline

Is Los Angeles a “theater town”?   

New York. Chicago. Seattle. San Francisco. For many, those cities come to mind when people mention “theater town.” But where does L.A. fit in?

That’s the topic of our upcoming theater roundtable. On June 14 at 6 p.m., Culture Monster will host a conversation about the city’s place in the national theater scene -– and in the shadow of Hollywood. 

Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty will moderate a panel that features Michael Ritchie, artistic director of Center Theatre Group; Tim Robbins, Oscar-winning actor and artistic director of the Actors' Gang; Broadway producer Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Three Days of Rain,” “Pal Joey”); Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley; and Sheldon Epps, artistic director of Pasadena Playhouse and Broadway director (“Baby It’s You!”).

The event, which will be held in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., in downtown Los Angeles, is free and open to the public. It coincides with the Theatre Communications Group national convention, which takes place in Los Angeles from June 16-18.

Please click here for more information and to reserve your seats.

For those who can’t make it, we’ll post video clips on Culture Monster after the event. And if you have a question you’d like to pose to the panel,  please add it to the comment section below or go to the Culture Monster page on Facebook.


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Photo: Downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times