LA Times & LA Weekly Review "American Night" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

In the LA Weekly,Steven Leigh Morris reviews the new play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, by Richard Montoya and his sketch comedy troupe, Culture Clash. 

Featuring a parade of characters from American history from Bob Dylan, Ben Franklin, Jackie Robinson and Teddy Roosevelt to Ku Klu Klanners, Sacagawea and Emmett Till, the play has been called a fast-paced and trenchantly funny satire.

As Morris describes it, the play follows "Juan Jose, a documented immigrant who falls asleep while studying for his U.S. citizenship exam. He’s still haunted by the drug wars and corruption of his homeland; characters and scenes from the U.S. history he’s been studying toss in his brain and unfold onstage through a picaresque sojourn and series of cartoons."

Or as Charlotte Stoudt says in the The Los Angeles Times:

The gleeful “Night” uses sketch comedy, song and a dizzying number of wigs to survey the glories and pratfalls of the American Dream. 

Tickets for American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose are $40 apiece.

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