Original director Robert O'Hara stages the work for the California run, which is scheduled to play through Dec. 10.
"In the Continuum dramatizes the devastating problem of HIV/AIDS among African and African-American women that has reached an all time high both in the US and Africa," according to show materials. The show's co-creators portray numerous characters in two parallel stories — a married Zimbabwean woman and a 19-year-old girl from South Central Los Angeles — in this tale told from a woman's perspective.
Primary Stages in association with the Perry Street Theatre and Patrick Blake and Cheryl Wiesenfeld presented the acclaimed production that ran Off-Broadway earlier this year.
Salter, born and raised in Los Angeles, penned and performs the new work with Gurira, who was born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe. Director O'Hara wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater (the 1996 Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play Debut). His credits also include American Ma(u)l (The Culture Project), an adaptation of Beowulf into a funk/rock musical for Seattle Repertory Theater and the new upcoming works Raw Pearl, a musical based on the life of Pearl Bailey; and Antebellum, a new play which Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose has appeared in developmental readings at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2005 Playwrights Conference and the upcoming Hartford Stage's "Brand:NEW Fall Festival of New Works."
Tickets to In the Continuum at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA are available by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at CenterTheatreGroup.org.