The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents the world premiere of a new play, The Beast of Times, by the award-winning Xicana lesbian performance artist Adelina Anthony. Performing with Ms. Anthony is the critically acclaimed Sri Lankan-American transgender performance artist D’Lo. The Beast of Times opens Friday, May 31, and runs through June 16.
Beast is a satirical and queer allegory that explores the contradictions and pains of coming to political consciousness in a world where environmental and ethnic diversity are fast diminishing. Employing incisive and poignant humor to expose the human love of greed and greed for love, the play also explores the devastating effects of environmental degradation on the planet’s non-human inhabitants. Highly entertaining and funny, Beast invites speculation about what these true “others” might say about us, if they could.
Even while it exposes our fallible natures, The Beast of Times still points toward our collective promise as an “enlightened” species. Artists’ bios available on: adelinaanthony.com and dlocokid.com/bio
THE BEAST OF TIMES
World premier play by Adelina Anthony (with a monologue contributed by D’Lo)
Performed by Adelina Anthony and D’Lo
Directed by Mark Valdez
May 31 – June 16
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. · Sundays at 7 p.m.
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre (200-seat capacity)
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
(one block east of Highland, north of Santa Monica Blvd. Free parking)
COST: $20: General Admission (discount tickets avail for groups)
Tickets available at: lagaycenter.org/theatre