Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will headline two benefit concerts for The Actors’ Gang experimental theater in Culver City later this month.Browne will perform an acoustic set, joined by longtime backing vocalists Chavonne Stewart and Alethea Mills. Tickets for the March 22 and 29 shows — a limited number of 90 seats per concert — are available online now at TheActorsGang.com.
Brown called The Actors Gang “a jewel in the middle of L.A. — a world- class repertory company under the direction of actor and director Tim Robbins.”
“They have staged their innovative productions here for years and taken them throughout the world, and I’ve been fortunate to see many of them,” the singer-activist said.
“They also work in the prison system here, and there is a continuity that runs through their theater work and their work on behalf of social justice,” he said. “Their recent productions of `Harlequino: On to Freedom, ‘The Exonerated’ and `Lyrics From Lockdown’ gave me the idea of doing a residency in support of their work, and introducing this brilliant theater to my audience.”
Robbins welcomed Browne’s support.
“Those that have had the pleasure to work with Jackson know that his heart is as large as his talent,” he said. “We are honored and blessed to welcome Jackson Browne, a great friend and longtime supporter of The Actors’ Gang, to our stage.”
Since 1982, The Actors’ Gang has created and presented more than 150 original works and reinterpretations of classics in 45 U.S. states and throughout the world on five continents.
The Actors Gang Prison Project offers rehabilitation programs in 10 California prisons serving incarcerated women, men and children, and the nonprofit conducts classes at Los Angeles-area schools that encourage acceptance, respect and team building.
— City News Service
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