CalArts Center for New Performance presents the World Premiere of “Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side” by legendary playwright Adrienne Kennedy (Broadway’s Ohio State Murders). Directed by Monty Cole, the public can see a performance at REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles

Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side. Photo credit Rafael Hernandez

One of the American theater’s seminal writers, Adrienne Kennedy captures the Black experience in America in the 20th century with a trademark embrace of symbolism, lyricism, and mythic figures. In this world premiere production, Etta and Ella Harrison are talented academics on the Upper West Side – as well as sisters and rivals. After a lifetime of competition, they are on the verge of destroying each other. Next-generation director Monty Cole employs a cinematic approach to this intricate blend of monologue, dialogue, voiceover, and prose in a work that is part experimental play, part narrative thriller.

“Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side” is supported in part with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-Presented with REDCAT. Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.

Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25, 2023; Tickets cost $25 with discounts available for REDCAT members, students and the CalArts community – visit the website.

What: Performance
Where: REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, LA, 90012
When: Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25, 2023, 8:30pm
Phone: 213 237-2800