As theatregoers continue to debate whether murderer Salvador Agron deserved a Broadway musicalization of his life story, CA's Bitter Truth And Sweet Lies Theatre has extended the run of its one-man show offering a three-dimensional portrait of an even more prolific killer, gangster Al Capone.
Titled King Of The City: An Evening With Al Capone, Robert Gallo & Juanin Clay's play had a Los Angeles run and was chosen as a "Best of the Fest" at the Edinburgh Fringe. A revised version opened Jan. 17 -- which would have been Capone's 99th birthday -- at the Bitter Truth venue, 11050 Magnolia Blvd. In North Hollywood. Scheduled to run to Feb. 28, the show has been extended (at least) through the end of March.
Gallo and Clay's reworked script (Clay directs) includes "new information" that apparently disproves Capone's direct involvement in the St. Valentine's Day massacre, and also presents a more rounded picture of Capone the man(!).
For tickets ($10) and information call (818) 755-7900.
-- By David Lefkowitz