The CalArts Center for New Performance presents a weekend of special preview performances of The Hendrix Project, conceived and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith, from Thursday (Dec. 7) to Saturday (Dec. 9), in the E400 performance space on campus. These performances are being held in advance of the production’s world premiere run from Jan. 11-14, 2018, at the Under the Radar Festival, co-presented by the Public Theater, the CalArts Center for New Performance and BRIC.
The Public Theater is a New York institution, an arts organization founded as the Shakespeare Workshop in 1954 by famed theater producer Joseph Papp. Conceived as one of the nation’s first nonprofit theaters, The Public's "radically inclusive" mission showcases the work of up-and-coming playwrights and performers. For the past 14 years, The Public’s Under the Radar Festival has presented more than 229 companies from 42 countries.
The Hendrix Project, developed in cooperation with Experience Hendrix, LLC, features students from the School of Theater’s Acting, Design & Production and Creative Producing & Management programs.
New Year’s Eve 1969: Twelve disciples have gathered in the upper balcony of New York City’s Fillmore East to see Jimi Hendrix’s electronic blues trio, Band of Gypsys, play a legendarily funky concert. As “bullets fly like rain,” at home and abroad, the ensemble movingly re-imagines an iconic moment in rock and roll history through the timeless power of Hendrix’s music. It’s the end of the Sixties. And Jimi Hendrix’s final New Year’s Eve.
To attend one of the previews, please RSVP. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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—by Thomas Sclafani
A Special Preview of The Hendrix Project directed by Roger Guenveur Smith
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 pm
Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5 pm
24700 McBean Pkwy.