Bury the Dead Extends L.A. Run Through Sept. 27

News   Bury the Dead Extends L.A. Run Through Sept. 27 The Actors' Gang production of Irwin Shaw's 1935 anti-war drama Bury the Dead has been extended an additional two weeks.

Originally scheduled to run through Sept. 13, Bury the Dead, directed by Matt Huffman, will now offer performances through Sept. 27. Performances began Aug. 16.

Set "in the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night," Bury the Dead is "the story of six dead soldiers who doggedly refuse to be buried - thereby creating a national crisis that is at once sad, moving and wickedly funny."

The cast includes Simon Anthony Abou-Fadel, Annemette Andersen, Erin Anderson, Stephanie Carrie, Aaron Conte, Seth Compton, Rick Gifford, Colin Golden, Mary Mackey, John Pick, Heather Thomas, Donna Jo Thorndale and Andrew E. Wheeler.

"Shaw was writing at the same time as Clifford Odets," director Huffman said in a statement. "At its heart, Bury the Dead is all about class struggle. In all wars, it's the lower classes, the people with no resources, who are most affected and displaced. When the industrial military complex, the 'war machine,' turns on and starts to turn a profit, it rolls over all human life unlucky enough to be in the way."

Bury the Dead made a short-lived Broadway debut in 1936. Shaw's plays include Siege, The Gentle People, Retreat to Pleasure, Sons and Soldiers, The Assassin and Children and Their Games. Among his works as a novelist are "Sailor off the Bremen and Other Stories," "The Young Lions," "Troubled Air," "Lucy Crown," "Acceptable Losses" and "Rich Man, Poor Man." Tickets are available by phoning (310) 838-4264 or by visiting TheActorsGang.com.

The Actors' Gang is located in the Ivy Substation at 9070 Venice Boulevard in Culver City.