A workshop production presented in association with the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts Program
Written by Diana Burbano, Tom Jacobson,
and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti
Original Music by Adrien Prévost
Featuring Live Mariachi Music by La Victoria
A workshop of a site-specific interactive theater experience in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta celebrates, illuminates, and magnifies the life of Eugene Plummer, the original resident of West Hollywood. Told through a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, and music, Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Señor Plummer’s whimsical tales of early Los Angeles in a memory map of wild west duals, pirates, land-grabbing, shark-riding, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas. Armed with only a treasure map of Señor Plummer’s mind, the adventures you’ll encounter are not always friendly, not always logical, but always exist in the vibrant, shifting ground for dreamers that is Los Angeles.
Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta commemorates the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old-Californian first published in 1942, which documents interviews with Eugene Plummer by John Preston Buschlen.
The completed Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta will premiere in a future season.
Workshop Open Rehearsals*: August 12 & 19, 1pm - 4pm
*Join in some community art activities that explore the unique identity of Angelenos. Art created during these rehearsals will be featured in the performances.
Workshop Performances On:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Thanks to The Best Fish Tacos in Ensenada for providing tacos, drink and flare at all our performances. Tacos included in price of admission!
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The evening concludes with a fiesta with live music from La Victoria!
Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta is commissioned by the City of West Hollywood as a part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles / Latin America (LA/LA) Festival, a city-wide celebration that explores the origins of Los Angeles taking place from August 2017 to January 2018.
Julia Garcia Combs, Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, Chelsea Sutton, Sarah Kay Peters, Matt G. Hill