You walk into a gallery hosting District 798, a show of new work inspired by a legendary Chinese dissident artist who was imprisoned in China for a single, epic work of art. Recently profiled in The New Yorker, the Chinese artist himself is present, and begins his presentation by sharing the details of an ordeal that breaks your heart and stirs your sense of justice.
But… his lecture is interrupted then that interruption is broken. Soon, you find yourself in a labyrinthine exploration of truth, art, social justice, and cultural appropriation, where nothing is as it first appears.
The production brings Christopher Chen’s work to Los Angeles for the first time and does so with cross-disciplinary innovation. Whereas previous productions have been set in theaters that have had to approximate an art gallery, Firefly & Vs. Theatre’s production is fully immersive. In Los Angeles, CAUGHT will be performed as an exclusive performance art event inside DISTRICT 798, a specially curated contemporary art show at Think Tank Gallery that explores a theme central to the play’s: “Whose story is it?”. Going further, this production deepens the experience of the play and joins LA’s immersive theatre scene by wrapping the entire evening, including the art show of real new work by LA artists, in the fiction of the play, presenting CAUGHT as the work of the Chinese dissident artist invented by Christopher Chen.
Presenter / Producer: FIREFLY THEATER & FILMS, in association with THINK TANK GALLERY and Vs. THEATRE
Theater > Drama
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Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave
Los Angeles CA 90015
LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 11/3/2017 - 12/10/2017
CAUGHT will preview on Friday, October 27 Saturday, October 28 Sunday, October 29 & Thursday, November 2 at 7:30pm and will open on Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm. The production will run through Sunday, December 10 at Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Ave in Downtown Los Angeles.
Performances are Thursdays Fridays Saturdays & Sundays at 7:30pm.
Ticket prices are $45.00 - $80 for all performances.
$45 tickets, general admission $50 tickets include one drink & hors d'oeuvres
$65 with 3 drinks& hors d'oeuvres $80 VIP access and includes 3 drinks & hors d'oeuvres.
Preview Tickets are $45. Tickets are available online at http://www.thinktank.gallery /.
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