Oct. 5-6 (Saturday @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday @ 2 p.m.):
Pato, Muerte y Tulipán (“Duck, Death and Tulip”) – Enter a world made of paper, words, leaves, water, snow, moons and suns as Duck and Death invite young and old alike to join them on a road full of questions about what it means to be alive. Three dimensional figures emerge from the flat pages of a story book in this beautiful and moving performance from Mexico’s Compañía Proyecto Perla, presented in Spanish and English by a mix of live actors and puppets. (Recommended for ages 5+). Tickets.
Oct. 12-13 (Saturday @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday @ 2 p.m.):
Lágrimas de Agua Dulce (“Tears of Sweet Water”) – Sofia is a little girl crying tears of sweet water. This may go unnoticed in some places, but her small town in Mexico is afflicted by drought, so this event unleashes the greed of adults. Sofia is forced to cry endlessly in order to provide water for her people. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles by Mexico’s Compañía Hecho a Mano. (Recommended for ages 5+). Tickets.
Family 4-pack (2 children free w/ 2 adults – a $20 savings!): Use Family Four Pack option at checkout (please enter quantity of 4)
Neighborhood 24 cent tickets: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-745-6516 .
Saturday, Nov. 2 (6 p.m. -10 p.m.):
Dia de los Muertos — Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s Day of the Dead at 24th STreet with food, music, dance and a graveyard where you can make your own altar for your departed loved ones. A free 24th STreet community event. (Appropriate for all ages). Free!
Dec. 7-15 (Saturdays and Sundays @ 3 p.m.):
Teatro del Pueblo – Created by adult members of 24th STreet’s local community in workshops with professional theater artists, this holiday show about love and sacrifice is inspired by O’Henry’s classic tale The Gift of the Magi. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. Sponsored by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. (Appropriate for all ages)
March 22-June 14 (Saturdays @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.):
Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass – The world premiere of a new version of the classic story set in depression-era Kentucky and featuring the rollicking bluegrass sounds of The Get Down Boys. The latest production from LAb24 (Walking the Tightrope), 24th STreet Theatre’s resident experimental theater company dedicated to presenting provocative plays that appeal to kids while maintaining the look and emotional depth of adult theater, is written by Bryan Davidson and directed by Debbie Devine. (Recommended for ages 8+). Tickets.
May 10 (@ 1 p.m.):
Saturday Explorer Series presents The Get Down Boys —The Get Down Boys (Matt Bruer–banjo, Etienne Cremieux–fiddle, Andy Keathley–guitar and Evan Winsor–bass) are a Los Angeles based string band performing high energy traditional and original bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana. Known for their carefully crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies, The GDBs bring an irresistible and infectious passion to their spin on American roots music. (Appropriate for all ages)
May 17 (@ 1 p.m.):
Saturday Explorer Series presents Los Pinguos — Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Los Pinguos combines Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, bass and harmonizing vocals. (Appropriate for all ages)
Tickets to 24th STreet Theater productions are always affordable, including 24 cent admission for residents of the theater’s surrounding University Park community. For everyone else, tickets to Pato, Muerte y Tulipán; Lágrimas de Agua Dulce; and Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass are $10-$15; the Explorer Series is $5; Teatro del Pueblo is 24 cents for all; and Dia de los Muertos is free.
For more information about 24th STreet Theatre’s 2013-14 season, call (213) 745-6516 or visit online at www.24thstreet.org