KEITH HARING: Pieces of a Life (workshop production)
1980s phenomenon pop artist Keith Haring has a problem. Make that two problems. 1) He's in a coma in February 1990, about to die. 2) The Man Who Knows Things and The Woman Who Knows (two beings that may or may not be gods) say his art's going to kill lots of peopleunless he travels back to key points in his own life and agrees to destroy it. The horrible thing is, they might be right
As Keith races through a whirlwind of own life (constantly pursued by the mysterious Man and Woman), he and his friendsmercurial Basquiat, loyal Kenny Scharf, savvy Madonna, and enigmatic Andy Warhol wrestle with the big questions: What does it mean to pursue a life in art? Can you ever find a balance between making your art and being happy? What do the Man and Woman really want? And how do you stop them?
Greg Machlin, the award-winning writer of Seven Days: A Fantasia on the Life of Miles Davis, Doug Oliphant, director behind the critically acclaimed RITE OF SEYMOUR by Allison Volk and SkyPilot Theatre, the company that brought you KONG: A GODDAMN 30-FOOT GORILLA by Adam Hahn, WARBRIDE by Samantha Macher and 4 MURDERS by Brett Neveu, bring you KEITH HARING: PIECES OF A LIFE.
Studio Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004.
July 19-27, 2014 Saturdays and Sundays 8pm
NoHo Actors Studio 5215 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood CA 91601(above Pit Fire Pizza)
August 1-10, 2014 Fridays and Sundays 8pm
*A workshop production produced with permission from the Keith Haring Foundation.
NoHo Actors Studio (View)
5215 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601