Nov 142016
Mark Taper Forum “Zoot Suit” Buy One Ticket Get One Free

Luis Valdez (center right) with the cast of the 1978 production of “Zoot Suit” at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Valdez and presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, “Zoot Suit” will play January 31 through March 12, 2017, as part of Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum’s 2017-2018 Season at the Los Angeles Music Center. Tickets for the Mark Taper Forum’s 50th anniversary season are currently available by season ticket membership only. For information and to charge season tickets by phone, call the Exclusive Season Ticket Hotline at (213) 972-4444. To purchase season memberships online, visit / Taper. Photo by Jay Thompson.





Mark Taper Forum “Zoot Suit” Buy One Ticket Get One Free


Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum’s production of “Zoot Suit” go on sale Friday, November 18, 2016, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.

Plaza events will include zoot suit-wearing dancers and models provided by El Pachuco Zoot Suits, Inc. clothing company and Barrio Dandy; and live music from the Ragsdale Quartet featuring Alexis de la Rocha. Patina’s Tina Tacos will be open for the event and food trucks will also be accessible near the plaza. Events will be live broadcast on KTNQ 1020 AM and KRCD Recuerdo 103.9 FM/98.3 FM.

The event will also feature a buy one ticket get one free offer for “Zoot Suit,” in person only on November 18 from 12 – 8 p.m., with a limit of two free tickets per person. Tickets will also go on sale that day for “Archduke,” “Head of Passes,” “Water by the Spoonful,” and “Remote L.A.”

Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, “Zoot Suit,” one of the Taper’s most iconic original works, will kick off Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary season at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, “Zoot Suit” begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017.

“Zoot Suit” was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then at the Aquarius in Hollywood from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979. It went on to become Broadway’s first Chicano play and was made into a major motion picture that became a cultural phenomenon.

Nearly 40 years after its world premiere, original creator Valdez will once again fill the Taper’s stage with a company of 25 actors, singers and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder in Los Angeles. Filled with heart, sly wit and the infectious songs of Lalo Guerrero, “Zoot Suit” remains an urgent portrayal of the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between cultures in America and how racism and injustice can haunt a city and a society.

As of November 18, tickets for “Zoot Suit” will be available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at (the buy one get one free offer is for inperson sales on November 18 only). Tickets range from $25 – $95 (ticket prices are subject to change).

The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.



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Mark Taper Forum

New Season at the Mark Taper Forum

2017-2018 Season at the Mark Taper Forum will feature “Zoot Suit”, “Archduke”, “Head of Passes”, “Water by the Spoonful”, “Soft Power”, “Remote L.A.” and A LOT MORE!

Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said: “Theatre has always created an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences.” The offerings of the upcoming season at the Mark Taper Forum make it even more evident. They’ll include five innovative plays and “Remote L.A.” production which takes the performance out of the theatre and to the audience…

Read more on our sister Site, Cultural Events In Los Angeles.

2017-2018 Season at the Mark Taper Forum