366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
"The Black Version is a completely improvised show that was created and performed to all sold out houses at The Groundlings Theatre starting in 2010. Rolling Stone Magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast "A Comedic A Team", LA Weekly says it's " Red Hot" and "Scores more than it's share of Belly Laughs" and the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"!The all African American cast of regulars includes show creator Jordan Black along with other comedy veterans Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, and Phil LaMarr all under the direction of Karen Maruyama. Past special guest performers include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele (former original cast members) along with special guest performers such as Wayne Brady, Niecey Nash, Nyima Funk, Jerry Minor and Angela V. Shelton among others who come and perform in the show from time to time.
Along with the Groundlings Theater The Black Version has performed in San Francisco at the SketchFest comedy festival as well as the Louisville Improv Festival.
This talented cast has vast film and television credits ranging from Mad TV and Saturday Night Live to the Boondocks and Reno 911 and dozens more.
The show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast, right there on the spot, improvise the “black version” of that film.
631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012
1:30pm to 5:00pm
REDCAT’s annual New Original Works Festival continues with works by Laurel Jenkins and Chey Chankethya, Rebecca Pappas, and NoodleRice Studio (Yao Zhang and Liang Guo).
LAUREL JENKINS & CHEY ...
1355 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91103
INCA provides a wonderful and colorful program of music from Peru. The show includes music from the native Incas, from the Hispanic communities of the coastal areas and the Black people from the villages south of Lima, as well as the natives from the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon jungle. The instrumentation is unique to these areas, woodwinds, strings, percussion and vocals ape all featured during the show. The audience gets to participate and play and sing along with the performers. This presentation is made possible in part with a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.