Announcing: Coeurage Theatre Company Presents ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ by Tony Kushner, Opening August 17
COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY
LA’S ‘PAY WHAT YOU WANT’ COMPANY
A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
BY TONY KUSHNER
DIRECTED BY JEREMY LELLIOTT
OPENS SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
AT THE LOST STUDIO ON LA BREA
FOR FIVE WEEKS ONLY THRU SEPTEMBER 15
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, has announced their next production, A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, directed by Coeurage Artistic Director Jeremy Lelliott. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, August 17 at 8pm. A Bright Room Called Day will play through September 15 only at The Lost Studio on S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.
In A Bright Room Called Day, Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy Award-winning writer Tony Kushner examines Berlin’s reaction to the rise of Hitler in 1932. Through its provocative, fantastical and audacious look at history, Kushner’s incendiary play challenges not just the German culture at the time, but the status quo of here and now. Originally produced in 1985, this new production combines the lyricism of Kushner’s words with an eclectic soundtrack and choreography.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Erin Anderson, Laura Crow, Mark Jacobson, Graham Kurtz, Nicole Monet, Teya Patt, Bert Rotundo, and Miles Warner. The production design is by Tito Ladd, costume design is by Cole Clemens, and sound design is by Joe Calarco. The stage manager is Megan Laughlin.
Tony Kushner’s best known work is Angels in America (a play in two parts: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika), a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into an HBO miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay and won an Emmy Award. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. In the early 2000s, Kushner began writing for film. He co-wrote the screenplay for Munich in 2005 and in January 2006, a documentary feature about Kushner entitled Wrestling With Angels debuted at Sundance. In 2011, he wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and was nominated for an Academy Award. His most recent work for the stage, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, was first produced in 2009.
A Bright Room Called Day will play two preview performances on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, August 17 at 8pm. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7:30pm through September 15 only. All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis, and may be reserved online at https://coeurage.secure.force.com/ticket, or by calling (323) 944-2165.
The Lost Studio is located at 130 S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available.
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Pay What You Can is based on a person’s ability to pay.
Pay What You Want is based on a patron’s desire.
It is a value placement as well as an economic decision, designed to eliminate cost as a factor
in attending theatre. Each patron decides what a theatre experience is worth to him or her,
and some decide it is worth more than they initially paid.
For that reason, the box office is kept open during intermission and after performances.