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La Jolla Playhouse presents Hollywood By Joe DiPietro, Directed by Christopher Ashley

World-Premiere Play

Hollywood

May 10 – June 12, 2016 EXTENDED!

By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Christopher Ashley

NOIR WHODUNNIT

In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood's newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro.

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Content warning: contains nudity, adult content and strong language.

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Production Sponsors

Brian & Silvija Devine       Dr. Howard & Barbara Milstein

16 Silent Film Celebrities and the William Desmond Taylor Murder

 

William Desmond Taylor: The Unsolved Murder
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The Hays Code
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Design Credits for Hollywood

Scenic Design Wilson Chin
Costume Design Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design Howell Binkley
Sound Design Chris Luessmann
Projection Design Tara Knight
Composer Wayne Barker

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Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursday

Every Thursday during the run of Hollywood,
starts at 7:00 pm

Join us before your performance for complimentary beer tastings from Mike Hess Brewing. Presented by La Jolla Playhouse in partnership with James’ Place. Includes two 3-oz beer tastings plus a $5 special on Mike Hess draft.

Foodie Fridays

Foodie Friday

Friday, May 13 starting at 6:00 pm

Join us for Foodie Friday! Tacos La Mezcla will be providing fresh gourmet tacos for purchase before the performance.





Foodie Friday

Friday, May 27 starting at 6:00 pm

Join us for Foodie Friday, featuring selected dishes from James’ Place.





Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Every Saturday evening during the run of Hollywood,
starts at 6:45 pm

Enjoy lively “Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz” by Trio Gadjo before the show in front of the Weiss Theatre.

ACCESS Performances

Open Captioning Performance

Open Captioned Performance

Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 pm

This performance has added open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, May 31 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, June 1 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, June 11 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Discovery Sunday

Discovery Sunday

Sunday, June 5 after the 2:00 pm performance

Special guest speakers engage audience members in a moderated discussion exploring the issues and themes in the play.

Meet the Creative Team

Joe DiPietro is the writer and co-lyricist of Chasing the Song and Memphis. He won two Tony Awards for Memphis, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical. He won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Book for his Gershwin show, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick. Other works include the award-winning The Toxic Avenger (with David Bryan) and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the longest-running musical revue in off-Broadway history.

Christopher Ashley has served as Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse since October, 2007. During his tenure, he helmed the world premieres of Come From Away, The Darrell Hammond Project, Claudia Shear’s Restoration and Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley’s A Dram of Drummhicit, as well as John Guare’s adaptation of His Girl Friday, Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the acclaimed musicals Xanadu and Memphis, which went on to Broadway, winning four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. In addition, he spearheaded the Playhouse’s acclaimed Without Walls site-specific theatre series, the Resident Theatre program and oversaw the world premieres of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Hands on a Hardbody, Milk Like Sugar, Little Miss Sunshine, Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, Surf Report, Bonnie & Clyde, Doug Wright’s adaptation of Creditors, the Page To Stage workshop of Charlayne Woodard’s The Night Watcher and the West Coast premiere of 33 Variations.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.