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The Actors' Gang Theater Announces 2017-2018 Season of Thugs, Outcasts and Heavenly Myths


September 14, 2017

This season pass provides patrons with access to all five shows at a discount rate of up to 51%, fully flexible date options, 30% discount for five single tickets., the ability to purchase the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, and a voucher good for free admission to one of our Axis Mundi evenings. Ticket Price Standard / $125 for five shows Senior / $100 for five shows Under 30* / $85 for five shows Full Season Family Pass This option allows patrons who purchase two or more season tickets to see all five shows and receive a season ticket discount of up to 57%, preferred seating, fully flexible date options and 30% discount for five single tickets. This package does not include a free voucher to an Axis Mundi evening. Ticket Price Standard / $100 for five shows Senior / $90 for five shows Under 30 / $75 for five shows Flexi Pass This season package provides patrons with access to three productions, receive season ticket discount of up to 40%, fully flexible date options and 20% discount for five single tickets. Ticket Price Standard / $90 for three shows Senior / $80 for three shows Under 30 / $70 for three shows Gift Pass

Patrons can purchase a season ticket to all five shows, receive season ticket discount of up to 51%, fully flexible date options and 30% discount for five single tickets. Ticket Price Standard / $120 for five shows Senior / $100 for five shows Under 30 / $85 for five shows Donate a pass This is a season pass that allows patrons to gift a season pass to one of The Actors' Gang students in our education programs in the Los Angeles Public School system or to a formerly incarcerated man, woman or teenager. The pass is good for all shows in the season. Ticket price Prison Project Student / $100 for five shows Underserved Youth / $75 for five shows All packages include a discount on tickets, flexible exchange privileges, priority seating, the ability to purchase additional tickets to individual shows at a discount and prior to the general public, and an electronic subscription to The Actors' Gang newsletter. Single tickets for the 2017-18 season will go on sale soon. Tickets for Captain Greedy's Carnival, the first production of this season, will go on sale Thursday, September 7. Tim Robbins ( Actor, Writer and Director ) For the past 35 years, Tim Robbins has served as Artistic Director for The Actors'Gang, a theater company formed in 1982 that has over 150 productions and more than 100 awards to their credit. Past productions with The Actors' Gang include:

As Director – Harlequino On to Freedom (2017), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2012-16), Orwells' 1984(2006-16), Mephisto (2001), The Good Woman of Setzuan (1991), Methusalem, the Eternal Bourgeois (1985), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1984), Ubu the King (1982); As Writer/Director - Break the Whip (2010-11), Embedded(2003-4), Mayhem, the Invasion (1992), Carnage, A Comedy (1988-89), Violence, The Misadventures of Spike Spangle Farmer (1987) and Alagazam (1986). In addition to producing live theater throughout the year, The Actors'Gang provides arts education to thousands of Elementary, Middle and high school students working in 12 LA USD schools and in underserved communities in the L.A. area. Since 2006, The Actors' Gang's groundbreaking Prison Project provides theatrical workshops to incarcerated men and women in 11 California prisons. In 2014, Robbins and Prison Project director Sabra Williams were instrumental in reinstating 6 million dollars into the California State budget for Arts in Corrections. As Actor, credits include Marjorie Prime, The Brink, Mystic River, Shawshank Redemption, The Player, Bull Durham and Jacob's Ladder and as a Writer/Director, Dead Man Walking, Cradle Will Rock and Bob Roberts. Robbins has won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Sag Award + Prix d'Interprétation masculine at Cannes. Cynthia Ettinger ( Actor, Writer and Director ) Cynthia Ettinger is a founding member of The Actors' Gang, and serves as the company's Co-Artistic Director andMaster Teaching Artist. She has performed in and directed numerous plays during the company's 35 year history, including the six most recent Free Shakespeare-in-the-Park productions. Since 2006, she has also served as a lead teaching artist in the Prison Project and Education Department. Film and TV credits include: The Silence of the Lambs, Thirteen, Carnivale, Deadwood, ER, Gilmore Girls, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Seinfeld. About The Actors' Gang

Since 1981, The Actors' Gang has created and presented over 150 bold, original works and reinterpretations of the classics that address the human condition from an uncompromising and fresh perspective. Over the past 35 years, The Actors' Gang has performed for audiences throughout the world, on five continents and in 40 U.S. States. Our groundbreaking Prison Project is currently in ten California prisons serving incarcerated women, men and children with rehabilitation programs that reduce tensions in prisons and significantly reduce the recidivism rate. Hundreds of children in Los Angeles public schools discover confidence and creativity with our Education Department through in school immersion and after school programs. Our classes encourage acceptance, respect and team building in a fun and effective way. For more information, please visit us in our theater or online at


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