May 31 - June 16 Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents the world premiere of "The Beast of Times," a play written and performed by award-winning performance artist Adelina Anthony with a contributed monologue performed bySri Lankan-American transgender performance artist D'Lo.
"Beast" is a satirical and queer allegory that explores the contradictions and pains of coming to political consciousness in a world where environmental and ethnic diversity are fast diminishing. The play -- which follows the story of two protagonists at odds with each other (one heavily impassioned about her politicization and joining "the movement" and the other satisfied with her "creature comforts") -- employs incisive and poignant humor to expose the human love of greed and greed for love, in addition to the devastating effects of environmental degradation on the planet's non-human inhabitants.
Highly entertaining and funny, "Beast" invites speculation about what these true "others" might say about us, if they could. It's like "Portlandia" meets the animals from The Far Side cartoons, but with sexy, progressive queer-people-of-color politics!
Tickets: $20 Available at www.lagaycenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300
The Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place . Hollywood 90038
(one block east of Highland, just north Santa Monica Blvd. FREE PARKING)
Adelina Anthony is an award winning two-spirited Xicana lesbian multi-genre artist, cultural activist, teaching artist, director and producer. She has nearly 20 years of stage experience and has garnered Best Actress nominations and awards. Author's website