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Guillermo Kuitca, The Family Idiot, 2019. © Guillermo Kuitca Photo: Gonzalo Maggi

Staged Reading: Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ Performed by The Actors’ Gang

Thu 13 Jun 2019, 8 pm

Los Angeles

On the occasion of ‘Guillermo Kuitca,’ the Argentine artist’s first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, please join us for a staged reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s masterpiece ‘No Exit’ by the celebrated LA theater company The Actors’ Gang.

Taking inspiration from Kuitca’s enduring connection to theatre and drawing from his latest series, ‘The Family Idiot,’ the reading of Sartre’s historic play will examine the claustrophobia of eternal confinement between three strangers, ultimately resulting in a commentary of the human condition that seeks to deepen our understanding of Kuitca’s powerful new body of work.

This performance marks the second collaboration between Hauser & Wirth and The Actors’ Gang.

‘No Exit’ by Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by Brian Finney
Performed by Pierre Adeli, Hannah Chodos, Cihan Sahin, Paulette Zubata

Approximate running time 1 hour 15 minutes

Tickets to this event are $10. Click here to register.

About The Actors’ Gang

The Actors’ Gang was founded in 1981 by a group of young actors looking to build a theater that would present relevant and vibrantly entertaining plays. Over the past 38 years, The Actors’ Gang has performed for audiences in Los Angeles and throughout the world, on five continents and in 40 U.S. States. Our groundbreaking Prison Project is currently in twelve California prisons, serving incarcerated women, men and children with rehabilitation programs that significantly reduce the recidivism rate. Each year, thousands of children in Los Angeles public schools discover confidence and creativity with our Education Department through in-school immersion and after-school programs and by participating in classes that encourage acceptance, respect and team building in a fun and impactful way.

The theater company has presented the work of innovative theater artists including Georges Bigot, Simon Abkarian, Charles Mee, David Schweizer, Bill Rauch and the Cornerstone Theatre Company, Tracy Young, Roger Guenver Smith, Eric Bogosian, Oskar Eustis, Danny Hoch, Beth Milles, Brian Kulick, Stefan Haves, Namaste Theater Company, Culture Clash, Jason Reed, Michael Schlitt and Tenacious D.

The Actors’ Gang ensemble has included accomplished actors such as Jack Black, Lee Arenberg, John Cusack, John C. Reilly, Brent Hinkley, Helen Hunt, Kate Walsh, Kyle Gass, Fisher Stevens, Ned Bellamy, Jeremy Piven, Ebbe Roe Smith, Kate Mulligan, and Tim Robbins. The theater company has presented the work of innovative theater artists including Georges Bigot, Simon Abkarian, Charles Mee, Culture Clash, Bill Rauch and The Cornerstone Theatre Company, Tracy Young, Namaste Theater Company, Roger Guenver Smith, Eric Bogosian, Oskar Eustis, Danny Hoch, Beth Milles, David Schweizer, Brian Kulick, Stefan Haves, Jason Reed, Michael Schlitt, and Tenacious D.

Guest artists that have appeared on The Actors’ Gang stage include: Jackson Browne, Sarah Silverman, Ben Gibbard, John Doe, Tom Morello, Jenny Lewis, Wayne Kramer, Paul Provenza, Zooey Deschanel, Serj Tankian, David Crosby, Pink, Jill Sobule, William H. Macy, Phillip Baker Hall, Jeanne Tripplehorn, T.C. Boyle. and the late, beloved, Gore Vidal.

Recent touring productions include ‘The New Colossus, Harlequino: On to Freedom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ ‘The Exonerated, Tartuffe, Embedded, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine and The Guys.’ Over the last thirty years The Actors’ Gang has toured the U.S. in forty-five states and on five continents, performing across the world from London to Milan, Bucharest, Athens, Madrid, Barcelona, Bogota, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and recently, to Santiago and Concepcion, in Chile.

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