Turn Me Loose is a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring Tony Winner and Scandal star Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy.
Dick Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, marched alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and deeply influenced comics from Richard Pryor to Chris Rock. He’s been a prolific writer, muckraker, provocateur, candidate for mayor of Chicago and for president of the United States. He was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers: "Turn Me Loose."
Presenter / Producer: The Wallis in association with John Legend, Get Lifted Film Company, Mike Jackson, Jackie Judd, The Private Theatre, Eric Falkenstein, Ron Simons & Beth Hubbard
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-746-4000
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills CA 90210
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 10/13/2017 - 10/29/2017
Friday & Saturday 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinee 2:30 PM
Tickets starting at $60
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