A Heated Discussion

May 13, 2022

May 15, 2022

12:00 AM To 12:00 AM

The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Tickets $35, except Saturday, April 9, when all seats will be $50 (includes reception). Previews (April 7 and 8) $17.50

Event Description

A Heated Discussion reunites the creative duo of award-winning playwright Levy Lee Simon (The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel; For the Love of Freedom: The Haitian Trilogy) and acclaimed director Ben Guillory (who is also Co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Robey Theatre Company).

A trio of Orishas (entities of the spirit world), dismayed and enraged at the state of the world today and the fates of African Americans in particular, convenes the spirits of famous departed Black iconic figures (among them Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, Richard Pryor, Tupac Shakur, Nina Simone, and more).

What follows is A Heated Discussion. Viewpoints, comments, and solutions are as diverse as the individuals comprising this combustible mix of personalities.

What do our iconic Black men and women (and the spirit entities) conclude? You’ll have to witness A Heated Discussion to find out.

The cast includes Kimberly, Bailey, Quonta Beasley, PhiLip Bell, David Bollar, Alex W.S.T Chumley, Tiffany Coty, Garret Davis, Ben Guillory, Tori-Ann Hampton, Julio Hanson, Rosie Lee Hooks, LaShada Jackson, Ayonna Michele, Charyse Monet, Vanja Renee, Kyle J. Sparks.

Producer: Ben Guillory. Associate Producer: JC Cadena. Video Production/Associate Producer: Jermaine Alexander. Production Stage Manager: Crystal Nix. Assistant Stage Manager: Christina Childress. Music Director/Composer: Cydney Wayne Davis. Graphic Design: Jason Mimms. Costume design: Naila Aladdin Sanders. Set design: Evan A. Bartoletti.

The Robey Theatre Company is a nonprofit developmental theatre organization. Please feel free to make a donation to support our programming.


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