WE LIVE ON at The Actors’ Gang

Stephanie Gal/ndo in We Live On at The Actors’ Gang

Terry Morgan – Arts Beat L.A.

In 1970, journalist Studs Terkel released his book, Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, in which he interviewed people about living through that desperate time and how they made it through. There are certainly parallels between that time and our own, from the existential terrors of the pandemic to the war waged by the rich and powerful against everyone else. To make this point, The Actors’ Gang theater company is presenting We Live On, an adaptation of Terkel’s book with additional personal stories from cast members. The material is certainly compelling, and the talented actors bring it to life, but some perplexing decisions about the show’s format and its ponderous four-hour length somewhat limits the production’s appeal. Read more…

Now running through September 4