Center Theatre Group (CTG) presents the West Coast premiere of playwright Jeremy O. Harris’ unflinching new work “Slave Play” at the Mark Taper Forum. It officially opened on February 16, 2022 (Previews began on February 9), and the show will run through March 13, 2022.
Two-time NAACP and Obie Award winner and the recipient of Center Theatre Group’s inaugural Sherwood Award, Robert O’Hara returns to direct “Slave Play,” which earned a record 12 Tony nominations, the most for any play in the history of those awards. The original creative team from the Broadway engagement will bring the acclaimed new work to Los Angeles direct from Broadway for its first production outside of New York.
The cast of “Slave Play,” the most Tony Award-nominated play in history, features Broadway company members, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Jonathan Higginbotham, Devin Kawaoka, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio*, Paul Alexander Nolan, Jakeem Dante Powell and Elizabeth Stahlmann. Understudies include Jordan Lis Cooper, Rashaad Hall, Kineta Kunutu, James Patrick Nelson and Galen J. Williams. Williams was also involved in the Broadway production.
The creative team for the West Coast premiere of “Slave Play” includes Clint Ramos (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jiyoun Chang (lighting design), Lindsay Jones (sound design and original music), Cookie Jordan (hair and wig design), Byron Easley (movement) and Teniece Divya Johnson (intimacy and fight direction – based on the original intimacy and fight direction by Claire Warden and Teniece Divya Johnson). Casting is by Taylor Williams and Victor Vazquez. Kelly A. Martindale is the production stage manager.
Tickets for “Slave Play” run from $30 – $90, and are currently on sale through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012).
Before booking tickets, be sure to check safety updates as well as audience vaccination, testing and mask requirements at CenterTheatreGroup.org/Safety
What: “Slave Play”
Where: Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre At The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. 90012
When: February 9 through March 13, 2022, Tues-Sat at 8pm; Sat mat at 2:30pm; Sun mat at 1pm & 6:30pm;
Phone: (213) 972-4444