We Live On, a new play based on Hard Times by Studs Terkel, opened at The Actors’ Gang Theater on July 22, 2021. With additional text by Tim Robbins and the cast and under Robbins’ direction, the live virtual production will be presented in three parts and will run through September 4. With music by Cameron Dye and David Robbins, this world premiere features 30 accounts of the Great Depression, including those of Dolores Huerta, Dorothy Day, and Cesar Chavez.
Fifty-one years ago, author and chronicler of the common man, Studs Terkel, interviewed businessmen, auto workers, farmers, hobos, striptease artists, repo men, seamstresses, and labor leaders and asked them what it was like to live through the Great Depression. Their words of survival have a direct link to the challenges faced worldwide during the COVID pandemic.
We Live On, a live virtual production, will run from July 22, through September 4, 2021 (previews July 22, 23, and 24; press openings July 29, 30 and 31). Each part presents ten stories and stands as a complete experience. Audiences around the globe can also join online prerecorded screening every Sunday, between July 25, and September 5, at 9am (PT) for Part One, at 10:30am (PT) for Part Two, at 12pm (PT) for Part Three. This marks the first Actors’ Gang main stage production since the theater closed its doors in March of 2020.
All performances are “Pay What You Can.” Free Tickets are available upon request; Tickets are available online at www.TheActorsGang.com or by phone at 310-838-4264;