Theatre will donate half of show proceeds to track hate groups
In light of the turmoil that resulted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 24th Street Theatre will donate half of all opening day ticket sales from its upcoming production, La Razón Blindada (“Armored Reason”) by Argentine playwright Arístides Vargas, to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help track hate groups in America.
“La Razón Blindada is about political oppression and standing up to hate, and it kicks off our ‘Speaking Up/Standing Up’ 20th anniversary season,” said Jay McAdams, 24th Street executive director. “This just feels like the right thing to do. It reflects our entire mission as an organization.”
La Razón Blindada was inspired by the classic novel “El Quixote” by Cervantes, “The Truth About Sancho Panza” by Franz Kafka, and testimonies from Chicho Vargas and other political prisoners held in Rawson Prison during Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the 1970s.
La Razón Blindada is scheduled to open on Sept. 9 with two performances, one at 3 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.
First produced by 24th Street in 2010, La Razón Blindada was a Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice.
La Razón Blindada is performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call (213) 745-6516 or 24thstreet.org