Theatre/Theater (in association with Jeff Murray) is mounting a production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial drama, Garbage, The City and Death, on Jan. 26. The run is through Feb. 4. Matthew Wilder directs a cast that includes Sarah Gunnell, Tom Fitzpatrick, Charles Santore, Andrea Portes, Andrea Berloff, Morag Dickson, Christie Osborne, Katrena Rochell, Stefan Novinski, Joe Daley, Sonny Perez, David Dian and Elliott Angle.Banned in Germany during its attempted first production, this scabrous masterpiece by that country's greatest contemporary filmmaker might take as its motto Sam Peckinpah's notorious maxim, "I'm a good whore—I go where I'm kicked." Exploring the connection between real estate speculation and the world's oldest profession, Garbage has been transposed by Wilder from post-war Berlin to modern Los Angeles.
Theatre/Theater is located at 6425 Hollywood Blvd. (on the 4th floor). For tickets and information call (213) 871- 0210.
— By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent