LAPD and Wunderbaum

Los Angeles Poverty Department and Wunderbaum: Hospital

Los Angeles/The Netherlands

“The Los Angeles Poverty Department doesn’t pull punches...this unusual drama troupe tells it like it is.” Los Angeles Times


“Fresh and original…[Wunderbaum] is political and raw.” —Los Angeles Times

World Premiere

Two groundbreaking theater companies—Skid Row performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and Netherlands-based collective Wunderbaum—confront the realities of contemporary healthcare in a raucous and engrossing “ficto-mentary” of love, life, money and death. The historic Tower Theater is transformed into a simulated TV studio for the premiere of Hospital, which draws on the clichés of serialized medical dramas, as well as real-life encounters with patients, doctors, healthcare professionals and reformers in both the U.S. and the Netherlands. With intelligence, compassion and absorbing stagecraft, Hospital shrewdly sends-up a genre creating an hallucinatory exposé of free market healthcare and seeking alternatives for its future.

 

RUN TIME: 90 minutes

LOCATION: Tower Theater
802 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90014 | Map

Funded in part by AMMODO; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Community Foundation; and by The Map Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

New England Foundation for the Arts    City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

 

Radar L.A. is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S., the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

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