The Trial of the Catonsville Nine cast member April Fitzsimmons stars in her coming-of-age tale, The Need to Know: A Veteran's Journey from Fear to Freedom, under the direction of Steven Anderson.
According to press notes, “A former Air Force intelligence [Fitzsimmons] brings audiences along on her personal, 20-year, all-American journey from warrior to peace activist. Joining the military at age 17, the young recruit believes that serving her country will make a difference in the world; instead, she discovers lies and deception. Traveling from a Montana jail, into the United States Air Force, through the halls of the National Security Agency and down to the beach with the Arlington West Memorial, hers is an unforgettable transformation.”
Former Cirque du Soleil clown Daisuke Tsuji's Sock and Shoe, follows, with performances beginning Sept. 18.
“Tsuji takes us on a physical journey without words in an evening of two unique performance pieces developed in collaboration with Three Chairs Theatre Company. Sole Mate is a love song of simple means and large hope told through the manipulation of found object puppets. Death and Giggles mixes clowning, puppetry and modern dance to explore the absurdity of death with a story of one man's journey through the afterlife.”
Both solo works will run in repertory through Oct. 23. Tickets are available by phoning (310) 838-4264 or by visiting TheActorsGang. The Actors' Gang is located in the Ivy Substation at 9070 Venice Boulevard in Culver City, CA.