October 26 and 27 @ Pershing Square - 3pm and 7pm each day.
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), a theater troupe comprised of people working and living in LA’s Skid Row, in conjunction with the Théâtre de Gennevilliers centre dramatique national de création contemporaine, France, present A (Micro) History of World Economics, Danced for a limited engagement of four outdoor performances on October 26 – 27, 2013 at the amphitheater at Pershing Square.
Conceived at the height of the European economic crisis, A (Micro) History of World Economics, Danced explores our collective economic history over centuries of time. Integrating stories of a diverse range of Angelenos with 300 years of global economic history, this work explores the community impact of the financial crisis.
Previously staged in Paris, Tokyo and New York’s P.S. 122, our production assembles a 50 person cast of LA downtowners, blending professional and non-professional performers, including a 15-person chorus and the musings of an economist played by artist / activist John Malpede. The play was written and directed by Pascal Rambert, artistic director for the innovative Théâtre de Gennevilliers and an artist whose theatrical works are often presented worldwide. In 2012, Rambert’s "Love's End” won the “Best New Play” award from the French Drama Critics’ Association.
This project serves as part of LAPD’s larger aims to enhance the value of all of downtown’s dynamic neighborhoods through art.