Keirin Brown, Bryan Brown, Ilana Turner, Olya Petrakova. Photo by Taso Papadakis.

“Fearless, avant-garde and determined to make us active participants in the creative process, ARTEL’ shows are as disorienting and exhilarating as a trip to another of my favorite LA wonders, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, where every room defies expectations and logic, stripping us of everything familiar.” Taco

4 MORE SHOWS, 4 more chances to experience the American Russian Theatre Ensemble Lab. performing their revamped take on the adventures of Russian literary martyr, Mikail Bulgakov, in the days of Stalin. I saw the version they performed last November at Highways and was as usual blown away by their originality and fearlessness. I’m going back for more this weekend and can attest that there’s nothing like ARTEL in LA. Read last November’s Taco review to find out why and treat yourself to a mind-opening experience.

ARTEL @ Art/Works Theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood 90038. June 6th through June 14th. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. $15 (seniors/students/hungry artists)-$25.00 (general admission).

Reservations recommended, the last show is closed to being sold out: 1-800-838-3006 or online via Click here to view the show’s latest pictures.


Keirin Brown. Photo by Taso Papadakis.