Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes’ acclaimed Elliot Trilogy commands stages across L.A. this February and March, marking the first time that all three plays are running concurrently in the same city.
By Suzanne Ennis, adapted from Where Los Angeles magazine
Over the three works, Hudes (who wrote the book for the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights) chronicles the coming of age of Elliot, a Puerto Rican Marine from Philadelphia, as he navigates life after serving in Iraq. While each play stands on its own, this month’s hat trick presents a rare opportunity to see the full arc of Elliot’s story.
Center Theatre Group’s production of Pulitzer finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, the first of the trilogy, plays at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through February 25. 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.
Meanwhile, CTG’s production of Pulitzer winner Water by the Spoonful, the second chapter, plays at the Mark Taper Forum through March 11. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772.
And Latino Theater Company’s production of The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final installment, opens Feb. 17 and runs through March 19 downtown at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. 514 S. Spring St., downtown, 866.811.4111.
‘Elliot’ photo by Craig Schwartz.