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The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015
In «A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,» Taylor Mac charts the history of popular music and activism in America, from the nation’s founding in 1776 to the present day.
This uniquely original performance art concert featuring many special guests will be presented over 2 weeks. Winner of the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, the production has been hailed by The New York Times critic Wesley Morris as “one of the great experiences of my life.”
CHAPTER 1: 1776-1836
The American Revolution from the perspective of the yankee doodle dandy, the early woman’s lib movement, an epic battle between drinking songs and early temperance songs, a dream sequence where the audience is blindfolded and the heteronormal narrative as colonization.
If I buy tickets to a single chapter, or to select chapters, and I don’t see the whole 24 decades, will I understand what’s going on?
Yes. Each chapter is a stand-alone work, and the concert does not follow a running narrative. That said, we still encourage everyone to see as many chapters as they can since the ritual of repeat encounters is a primary theme.
Will there be food available?
The Ace bars will have cocktails and snacks, and grab and go food will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for more information as the extravaganza gets closer!
Can I bring food/drinks into the show?
We will have a variety of food options available, no outside food or drink is permitted. You are welcome to bring a water bottle from home.
Will I be able to take breaks and rest?
You’ll be encouraged to take care of yourself during each 6-hour extravaganza. This means that bathroom, snack, and rest breaks can and should be taken at your leisure.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring only what you can carry, as there will be no formal coat check!
Will I be separated from my stuff?
Most likely, yes. Please leave large bags and other items at home. We want you, your seat, and the ground around your feet to be unencumbered.
Will I be sitting with my friends the whole time?
There will be time to sit with friends and loved ones and time to be with strangers.
Can I take photographs and post during the show on social media?
Yes! We encourage you to document your experience online (so long as it doesn’t distract from your participation.) Please use #TaylorMacLA and tag us, @capucla in your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Talking and/or texting during the show is discouraged, and we ask that all phones be turned to silent. Taylor will not be shy about calling you out!
Is A 24-Decade History of Popular Music appropriate for kids?
The 24-Decade project has been created for adult audiences and contains adult nudity.