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Lisa Pescia, Leith Burke, Bernard K. Addison, Monnae Michaell, and Tony Maggio in the Fountain Theatre production of Citizen: An American Lyric, directed by Shirley Jo Finney, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Lisa Pescia, Leith Burke, Bernard K. Addison, Monnae Michaell, and Tony Maggio in the Fountain Theatre production of Citizen: An American Lyric, directed by Shirley Jo Finney, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
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The Fountain Theatre's production of Citizen: An American Lyric opened April 30 as part of Block Party at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Shirley Jo Finney directs.

Stephen Sachs' adaptation of Claudia Rankine's book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric is a meditation on race that fuses poetry, prose, movement, music, and video image.

Featured in the cast are Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick, Monnae Michaell, and Lisa Pescia.

The production team includes Yee Eun Nam (scenic and media design), Naila Aladdin-Sanders (costume design), Pablo Santiago (lighting design), and Peter Bayne (sound design). Anastasia Coon is the movement director.

Block Party highlights work of smaller, more intimate theaters throughout Los Angeles by fully producing previously staged productions. The productions receive the full support of Center Theatre Group and its staff in order to fund, stage, and market each production.

Performances of Citizen: An American Lyric continue through May 7.

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