PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Aug242019

Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet

The Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet will present the world premiere of Garden of Untamed Roses Saturday August 24 at 8 PM. The new ballet is the second act of the critically acclaimed Naivete of Flowers.

The new full-length ballet, Naivete of Flowers (Acts 1 & 2), is set to the music of Lloyd Rodgers. Artist Mike Nava will again create a series of projected paintings for the ballet’s backdrop.

LA Times Review

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Friday
Sep132019

Romeo & Juliet HD Film Screening

Canada, 2018

Run Time: 180 minutes 

Directed for stage by Scott Wentworth

Produced and Directed for film by Barry Avrich 

Sara Farb as Juliet

Antoine Yared as Romeo 

Seana McKenna as Nurse

Evan Buliung as Mercutio

A long-simmering animosity between two families of Verona has recently boiled over, with members of the rival households brawling in the streets. Falling headlong in love, Romeo and Juliet defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one’s enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbreaking story to its tragic conclusion. 

Canada’s Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. They produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. The Luckman is pleased to partner with the Stratford Festival to screen the high-definition recordings of these live performances. 

Saturday
Sep212019

BD Wong

Award-winning actor BD Wong is one of America’s most versatile performers. BD has been on screens big and small for the last 20 years, appearing in such hits as Law & Order: SVU, Oz, Gotham, Jurassic Park, and Jurassic World. He received an Emmy nomination for his role as Whiterose and Minister Zhang in USA Network’s Mr. Robot. 

His Broadway debut in M. Butterfly earned him a Tony Award, Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Drama Desk Award, making him the only actor to ever win all five major New York theatre awards for a single role.

BD’s experiences in an industry fraught with rejection, typecasting, and racism have given him a sharp perspective on the subjects of diversity and equality. Lauded for his resonant and inspirational messages, he speaks on issues such as self-image, Asian-American parental pressure,  the “model-minority myth,” and the challenges of multiple identities.

BD Wong makes his Luckman stage debut with a lecture focusing on these topics. The evening will conclude with an on-stage Q&A where audience members will have the opportunity to engage with Mr. Wong. 

 

Saturday
Sep282019

Carlos Pena Y Su Big Band

Carlos Peña is a Guatemalan singer song-writer who won critical acclaim after winning the second edition of Latin American Idol in 2007. He moved on to record his first record breaking album “Con Una Canción,” which reached double platinum in its first 24 hours after it’s release, positioning him as the most successful Latin American Idol artist. 

He has been a part of the Movistar Fest tour in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama sharing the stage with Alex Syntex, Moderato, and Reyli. In addition he went on a world tour singing alongside Latin Grammy Winner Anahí, performing in countries such as Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, England, Poland, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil.

After Mr. Peña’s Latin Ameican Idol win, the success of his first two albums and multiple tours, Editorial Santillana-Aguilar launched the biographical motivational book “Queonda with Carlos Peña.”

Tickets: $30, $40, $50

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

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