Death of the Author

May 20 - June 29, 2014
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Written by Steven Drukman
Directed by Bart DeLorenzo
Featuring Orson Bean, Austin Butler, David Clayton Rogers & Lyndon Smith

“Steven Drukman has written what may be his best play!"
“A sparkling academic comedy!" - Los Angeles Times

“A stunning evening!”
“Smart, funny and engrossing!” - Huffington Post

“GO!”
“Entertaining and thought-provoking!" - LA Weekly

With a world of knowledge just a smart phone away, is there still such a thing as an original idea? When a young professor suspects a student of plagiarism, his inquiry sparks a chain of events affecting the lives of four people in very real terms. Drukman’s beautifully drawn characters must navigate heartbreak, blind ambition and the cutthroat competition that thrives within these ivy-covered walls. Extending beyond post-modern literature and academic rigors, this smart, funny and engrossing world premiere becomes a personal battle to decide what is right, what is wrong and what must be done.

Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
Recipient of a Theater Development Grant from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation

Remaining performances have limited or no availability. Call 310.208.2028 to determine availability. Some seats may be released 12-24 hours prior to each performance.

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Death of the Author

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Performance Info

The running time for this production is 90 minutes with no intermission. This production includes the smoking of herbal cigarettes, strong language and themes and may not be suitable for all audiences. Please note: there will be no late seating or re-entry once the performance has begun.