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World premiere of “Closely Related Keys” by award-winning playwright Wendy Graf
Shirley Jo Finney directs Graf’s compelling tale of family secrets and clashing cultures.
“It's about love and loyalty, secrets and lies, and how the past, never being dead, just hovers around waiting to smack us upside the head,” says playwright Graf. “It’s about picking up the broken pieces to imperfectly assemble a new family and future.”
“What I love about this piece is that it puts a fresh spin on racial relations that’s very different from what we usually see in plays about the African American experience,”
The play’s title is taken from a musical expression meaning “to share many common tones.”
Closely Related Keys opens for press on Feb. 22 and continues through March 30 (dark March 2). Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Sundays, and $30 on Saturdays; previews are $15. The Lounge Theatre is located at 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood CA 90038. To purchase tickets, call (323) 960-7774 or go to www.plays411.com/