in honor of jean-michel basquiat

in honor of jean-michel basquiat

Sun. August 12, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00

August 12, 1988 the Empire State Building inexplicably caught on fire.
And Jean-Michel Basquiat died.
A friend's remembrance.
In one act.

Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door

Roger Guenveur Smith
Roger Guenveur Smith
At Bootleg, Roger Guenveur Smith has presented FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, WHO KILLED BOB MARLEY?, PATRIOT ACT, and, with Mark Broyard, INSIDE THE CREOLE MAFIA, distinguished by the LA Weekly as Production of the Year.
His Bessie Award-winning RODNEY KING was developed on the Bootleg stage, and is currently streaming on Netflix.
His history-infused work also includes the Obie Award-winning A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY, which he adapted into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1992, JUAN AND JOHN, THE WATTS TOWERS PROJECT, and ICELAND.
He recently directed Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP for the MLK 50 Commemoration in Memphis;
his CASA DE SPIRITS, for San Francisco's Campo Santo ensemble; and THE HENDRIX PROJECT, which he devised at Cal Arts and presented at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/