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Tartuffe, 2015Tartuffe by Moliere: A Reality Show (World Premiere)
September 11, 2015—November 1, 2015
City Garage continues its tradition of ribald, contemporary versions of Moliere’s classic comedies with a new take on his masterpiece about religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe translated by director Frederique Michel and adapted by her long-time collaborator Charles Duncombe.

The Winter of Our Discontent: Shakespeare in the Digital Age
—Fall 2015 to Spring 2016—

Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller
November 13, 2015—December 20, 2015
The seminal late-20th century masterpiece that defines the post-modern approach to Shakespeare.

Lear by Young Jean Lee (West Coast Premiere)
February 5, 2016—March 13, 2016 (6 week, regular run)
The West coast premiere of the widely-acclaimed new text. In Lear, experimental playwright Young Jean Lee's self-described "inaccurate distortion" of the classic, she banishes the title monarch and most of the other male characters to the wings and focuses instead on the younger generation.

Othello by Charles A. Duncombe (World Premiere)
April 8, 2016—May 15, 2016
This new deconstruction of Shakespeare's Othello examines questions of race and power of what we long to be post-racial America-an America of police beatings, racial profilings, riots, and Supreme Court rollbacks of minority rights.

Come and be a part of the exciting adventure at City Garage. Buy a season pass now and get all four shows for $80 (Students/Seniors $70). That’s a 20% savings over regular admission prices! Order before September 10th and take another $5.00 off!

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Tartuffe by Moliere: A Reality Show Opens September 11, 2015

City Garage continues its tradition of ribald, contemporary versions of Moliere’s classic comedies with a new take on his masterpiece about religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe translated by director Frederique Michel and adapted by her long-time collaborator Charles Duncombe.

Welcome to the glitzy, gaudy Beverly Hills mansion of the delightfully deluded businessman Orgon Pernelle. He rescues a homeless hustler from the street who pretends to be a pious preacher, but his family sees what he doesn’t see: a masterly con-man. His trophy wife, his rebellious, spoiled children, and his naughty maid all want the cunning pervert to be thrown out. Step by step, the imposter Tartuffe seduces his victim until the man is ready to sign over everything he owns to him—all in the name of purifying himself spiritually!

Will Tartuffe get away with it or will the family expose his evil scheme?

September 11, 2015—November 1, 2015
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:00pm; Sundays 5:00pm

Get your tickets for Tartuffe by Moliere: A Reality Show now on Brown Paper Tickets! Or save money and use the link above to purchase your season pass.


City Garage Matching Fund

Dear Friends and Supporters,

All of us at City Garage want to thank you for the support you’ve shown us over the years, either by coming to shows or making a donation. We’re happy to tell you that we’ve received a number of key grants totaling almost $25,000 in the last two months, both from the City and the County, but we need your help now

City Garage has a wonderful future in store. The new Metro line will start running in the spring of next year, opening us up to easy access for audiences from across LA County. The Bergamot Station redevelopment is gathering steam. Though still some years away, when it comes we can look forward to the strong possibility of a beautiful new facility built just for us with more seating and a much more robust program.

In order to achieve that, we are initiating a five year plan of professionalization to gradually add staff and to increase compensation to artists. Help us kick that off by matching one of the above grants-or contributing what you can toward meeting the goal of a single one.

These three grants, for a total of almost $25,000, provide us a wonderful base so we can continue our innovative work, but we can’t do it without YOU. They are matching grants, which means that we don’t get the money unless you step up to help raise these amounts:
•    Los Angeles County Arts Commission: $11,600
•    Organizational Support Grant, City of Santa Monica: $7,000
•    Community Access and Participation Grant: $6,000

If you can, please help us meet these goals. They are vital to continuing the work. Small or large gifts are welcome.  We’ll be running this campaign from now until December 31st, 2015. You can use your credit card to make a donation on our website through Paypal or you can mail a check to:

City Garage
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., Building T1
Santa Monica, CA 90404


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extant allowed by law.

Be Recognized
Once a month, we’ll send out a status report on each grant with a chart showing how much progress we’ve made in matching each grant and listing the name and the amount of donation each City Garage patron has made. We want everyone to know how generous you are-and your example will encourage others.

Our next show is the classic comedy, Tartuffe by Moliere: A Reality Show; it opens September 11, 2015. We hope to see you there. Tickets are on sale now, including for the opening night gala.

Merci!


Frederique & Charles

It’s going to be a beautiful space, designed for the kind of edgy, thought-provoking work that is the City Garage signature