Los Angeles, CA
Opens: October 26, 2017
Closes: December 10, 2017
Firefly Theater & Films – in collaboration with Think Tank Gallery and Vs. Theatre – is presenting a fully immersive production of CAUGHT, by Christopher Chen and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. CAUGHT won a prestigious 2016 Obie for playwrighting, and this is its Los Angeles premiere.
“An intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilizing puzzle of a play about the anatomy of truth and the provocative power of illusion!” – NY Times
“Messes with your head in the most exquisite of ways!” – New York Theatre
This production brings Christopher Chen’s work to LA with cross-disciplinary innovation. For the first time, CAUGHT will be performed inside a specially curated contemporary art show.
CAUGHT will be performed Thursday – Sunday nights at 7:30pm from 10/27 – 12/10. Ticket applications available here.
Cast includes Louis Changchien, who starred in the NY production, Jackie Chung, Jessica Kaye, and Steven Klein, along with Eston Fung, Christine Lin, Stephanie Barnes, and Peter Wylie.
Production team includes: Set: Stephen Gifford; Lights: Derrick McDaniel; Sound: Cricket Myers; Costumes: Halei Parker; Stage Manager: Amanda Bierbauer; and Assistant Director: Garrett Baer.
"The whole affair leaves viewers with more questions than answers, which in this case is a good thing because the questions push us to think deeply about perception and truth."
"I’d put good money on Caught being part of the canon for decades to come. Yet this particular production is the one that I wish generations could experience."
"This is definitely a "must see" experience for anyone who loves theatre, and it's also one that will blow your mind in the best possible way."
"Caught is an entertaining, dizzyingly smart tour de force, and with any justice, this production will sell out its run. - RECOMMENDED"
"Caught is the sort of acerbically entertaining work whose pointed irony reflects the nausea-inducing convolutions current on our nation’s public stage — making the plentiful laughs rueful ones indeed. Iskandar directs a smart, assured ensemble..."
"For a most wonderfully complete, immersive theatre/gallery experience; get yourself, and anyone you like, to Think Tank Gallery in Downtown L.A. to catch the Los Angeles premiere of Christopher Chen's Obie Award-winning CAUGHT. So easy to see why Chen won his 2016 Obie, with the substantial food for thought underneath all his witty observations."