“Delicately poised between children’s fable and adult reverie at once, only to become another transcendent thing altogether, Walking the Tightrope at 24th Street Theatre delivers the evocative, cathartic goods.”
Los Angeles Times
“Richly evocative, director Debbie Devine’s heartfelt production is touching and truthful”
LA Weekly
“This is theater at its best, a wonderful, tear-filled evening for all ages that should not be missed.”
Huffington Post
“Walking the Tightrope strikes a perfect balance and soars to theatrical perfection”
Stage & Cinema
“24th Street Theatre and its new Lab24 are nothing short of exalting, and Walking the Tightrope is not a step shy of beautiful.”
The Examiner
“…this play is truly magical. This play should take a copyright out on the word magical.”
The Los Angeles Post
“There are moments during this show that are so breathtaking and transcendent, the act of trying to describe them here would cheapen their power. They simply must be experienced.”
Bitter Lemons
“Director Debbie Devine and her cohorts have fashioned from scratch something incredibly special, suggesting the feeling of a sweet summer dream staged by Federico Fellini.”
Backstage
“Walking the Tightrope is a phenomenal piece of theatre”
ALittleNightMusing.com

17 Award Nominations!

  WINNER OF 3 LA DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

  • – Best Production
  • – Best Lead Performance
  • – Best Sound Design

  NOMINATED FOR BEST VIDEO DESIGN

  WINNER OF 3 LA WEEKLY AWARDS

  • – Debbie Devine, Best Direction
  • – John Zalewski, Best Sound Design
  • – Matthew Hill, Best Video Design!

  NOMINATED FOR 6

  • – Production of the Year
  • – Best Leading Female Performance
  • – Best Acting Ensemble

NOMINATED FOR 7 OVATION AWARDS

  • – Best Production
  • – Best Director
  • – Best Acting Ensemble
  • – Best Sound Design
  • – Best Actor
  • – Best Actress

Named one of KCRW’s The Year’s Best in Los Angeles theatre 

Named one of Best in Los Angeles Theatre 2013 in Stage & Cinema

2013 Top Rated Los Angeles Premiere of a Play in Bitter Lemons

Honored in 23rd Annual Ticketholder Awards by Travis Michael Holder

Tightrope_art-hi-res-titleCurriculum Connection:

Download Tightrope Study Guide Here

History/Social Studies: Of the clown or jester, the origin and history of the circus, England for 1959 and on the cusp of a world revolution of young people

Language Arts: Poetry, prose, symbolism, contrast & compare stories written by the same author, compare 1st & 3rd-person narrations, connections between text of a drama & oral presentation

Science: The seacoast & its inhabitants, Communication in 1959.

Holden & Arts Associates
Booking and Management Services for the Performing Arts
Michael Holden 512-477-1859SK@HoldenArts.org
P.O. Box 50120 Austin, TX 78763 HoldenArts.org
24th STreet Theatre 213-745-6515
jay@24thstreet.org
1117 W. 24th STreet
Los Angeles, CA 90007
24th STreet Theatre Touring Company: three actors, one stage manager, *optional live musician (This show can use recorded music instead of the live music).

Venue crew required: 2 technicians for load-in/set-up/running show; one lighting technician for programming and running light board, one to assist in set up, focus, and strike.

Load-in time: 4 hours.

Running time: 58 minutes.

Load out time: 1 hour.

Stage Requirements: Approx 40ft wide x 30 ft deep x min 12ft height clearance

Lighting: Lighting plot provided in advance, 60 dimmer minimum.

Video: 3 short throw projectors brought by touring company, run via QLAB.

Audio: Touring company’s laptop will plug into the house mixer.