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Johnny '81

Johnny '81WORLD PREMIERE AT HFF19. It’s 1981! The corpse of disco, the flames of punk, the plastic smell of new wave, and the balls of rock ‘n’ roll, all converge and merge on a seemingly peaceful street in West Hollywood, CA, along with the stories of a 12-year-old boy raised by a pill-popping single mother and the many gay men in their life.

Against a backdrop of music, JOHNNY ’81 weaves together a collection of stories based on a 12-year-old boy’s experience of living in West Hollywood during the early 1980’s. These semi-autobiographical tales bring to life the humor and drama of how a group of gay men became strange and amazing surrogate fathers to a pre-teen boy and his younger brother. The show puts forth the premise that the stories of our lives are not made up by ourselves, but rather, by those people who choose to share their own lives with us, or choose not to and we ultimately decide each day whether to bury these stories or sling them over our shoulders and own them. The feel of JOHNNY ’81 is like spending the day listening to old record albums, or like being at a concert, with stories that make us reflect on our lives and the world we live in, or tales that make you just want to get up out of your seat and dance!

Presenter / Producer: John Gonzales

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Theater > Other

Event Phone: 818-253-4939

Ruby Theatre @ The Complex Hollywood
6472 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90038

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 6/7/2019 - 6/29/2019
Friday, 06/07/2019
Friday, 06/14/2019
Sunday, 06/16/2019
Saturday, 06/22/2019
Saturday, 06/29/2019

Performance Times
6.07 8:15 pm
6.14 8:15 pm
6.16 3:45 pm
6.22 1:45 pm
6.29 8:15 pm

Ticket Information:
General Admission $15

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