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City Garage finds new home at Track 16 Gallery

July 6, 2011 | 11:49 am


City Garage, the small but venerated theater company, has been essentially homeless since losing its longtime venue just off the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica last year. After several months of searching, the company's leaders said that they will make Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station their new home.

Frédérique Michel, the artistic director of City Garage, said that the group will become the new resident theater company of Track 16, located in the Bergamot Station complex of gallery spaces. City Garage staged a production of the play "Paradise Park" by Charles L. Mee at Track 16 earlier this year.

Track 16, owned by Tom Patchett, serves primarily as an art gallery but it also hosts performances and cultural talks in its multi-purpose space.

City Garage is planning three projects at Track 16 over the next year. The first is a summer repertory of two plays: a new version of Molière's "Sganarelle, or the Imaginary Cuckold" and Sarah Kane's "4.48 Psychosis."

City Garage has a built a reputation for mounting high-quality productions of classic plays as well as cutting-edge dramas by well-known playwrights. Over the years, the company has staged works by Eugène Ionesco, Heiner Müller, Caryl Churchill and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.


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-- David Ng

Photo: Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica. Credit: Los Angeles Times