WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood has commissioned the theater company Rogue Artists Ensemble to produce Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta, according to a press release from the city on Friday, August 11. The interactive, site-specific theatre piece will consist of a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, and music to be performed at Plummer Park.
The play celebrates the 75th anniversary of the 1942 book “Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old-Californian” by John Preston Buschlen, a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. Señor Eugenio Plummer, also known as “Don Eugenio,” passed away in 1943 at the age of 92, in a house on Vista Street in the area that is now Plummer Park. His family once owned 942 acres in the Los Angeles area.
Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta will be workshopped with open rehearsals on Saturday, August 12 and Saturday, August 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Rogue Artists Ensemble will organize activities to engage the audience in thoughtful explorations of the past and future of West Hollywood. The workshops are free and open to the public.
The work created during the open rehearsal workshop activities will be presented in three performances on Thursday, August 24; Friday, August 25; and Saturday, August 26, at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall. The performances, which will each take place at 7 p.m., will include a full reading of the play and selected scenes performed with sets and costumes. Attendees are requested to RSVP by calling (213) 596-9468, with a suggested donation of $5.
Rogue Artists Ensemble is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology, according to their website. Founded in 2001 by students at the University of California, Irvine, the group creates original and thought-provoking performances and cultivates unique experiences that appeal to a range of audiences.
In upcoming months, West Hollywood will celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA), an initiative of The Getty to explore Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, with special thematic programming called WeHo Artes. This includes programming funded by The Getty Foundation, along with projects presented by the city. Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta is also presented as part of WeHo Artes programming, by West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program.
For more information on PST: LA/LA, please vist www.pacificstandardtime.org.
For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/arts, or contact Andrew Campbell, Arts Manager, at (323) 848-6883 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.