Food Truck meets Theatre – Gastrobus at the Bootleg Theatre

Food Truck meets Theatre – Gastrobus at the Bootleg Theatre

Gastrobus LogoThe Gastrobus Roadside Bistro will be serving up their extraordinary snacks, sandwiches, and sweets every Thursday night during the run of Leiris/Picasso. The Gastrobus is the innovation of Lana and Antonio Medina (a former chef for Wolfgang Puck restaurants) and they will also be catering the world premiere production”™s opening night reception on June 12th, 2010.

The Gastrobus is a family owned-and-operated restaurant … on wheels! Theatre patrons will be able to purchase specially prepared goodies from a mouth-watering menu before the performances of Leiris/Picasso and during intermission on Thursdays, June 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company, in association with Bootleg Theater, presents the World Premiere of Wednesday Night at the home of Michel Leiris a reading of the play “˜Desire caught by the Tail”™ by the painter Pablo Picasso – a stage play written and directed by David Jette.

Leiris/Picasso twists the true story of an underground meeting between Picasso and the French existentialists into a slamming-doors sex farce. Enduring hunger, the Nazis, and each other, the greatest thinkers of the 20th century risk their lives to find that the master has written a play so unwatchable that even they cannot stomach the pretension.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a Los Angeles-based performance company with a commitment to develop original theatre artists whose work challenges established forms and expectations, and to assemble a close ensemble of these artists, craftsmen, students, and benefactors to produce work of exceptional innovation and character. The mission of BSTC is to entertain, inspire, challenge, astound, and empower audiences and artists in the Los Angeles community. For more, visit their website.

Bootleg Theater is a 1930s warehouse and a home for Los Angeles artists who work in theatre, music, dance, and film. Bootleg provides artistic support and production resources to help these artists create original and daring interdisciplinary work. Combining art forms creates work that is surprising, unexpected, exciting and reflective of life in Los Angeles, a city where the boundaries are elastic, and not bound by tradition. Bootleg offers Los Angeles a celebration of itself.

There will be two lower-priced preview performances of Leiris/Picasso on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11 at 8pm, and opening night is Saturday, June 12 at 8:00pm.

The regular performance schedule will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm through July 24. All tickets for regular performances are $29 (previews are $20). Discounts are available if tickets are purchased seven days prior to the performance date.

To purchase tickets and to get more info on discounts, call (213) 290-2782, or reserve online.

A portion of the ticketing fees for all Brimmer Street productions goes toward supporting LA Stage Alliance through their partnership with Patron Technology.

Performances June 10th – July 24th at Bootleg Theater
Opens Saturday, June 12th, 2010 at 8pm

The Bootleg Theater is located at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, in Los Angeles, 90057. Free parking is available.

Report by Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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