Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child depicts the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology, the breakdown the American Dream, and traditional family structures and values.
What happens when a group of rogue actors hijacks a lecture on the Commedia dell’Arte! Their conflict becomes a battle for the soul of the Commedia, questioning the purpose of art, how history is written, what is funny and what it means to be free…
Twenty people from different periods of history, of divergent origin, speaking languages we do not understand, flee from their hometowns and travel to the sea where they wait for a boat to take them to freedom.
The Actors’ Gang was founded in 1981 by a group of young artists looking to build a theater in Los Angeles that would present relevant and vibrantly entertaining plays for the stage. Guided by Founding Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, the company provides a supportive environment for a diverse ensemble of artists and the development of their groundbreaking work. Their goal is to produce plays that contribute to the ongoing dialogue about our society and culture, while never forgetting that theater’s primary purpose is to entertain.