Don't miss "Ghost Town" at Oakwood Park in Venice Aug. 4, 5 and 6.
Venice Beach is truly one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A trip through Venice’s history (and possible future) via Cornerstone Theater Company’s new play, “Ghost Town,” should hush any naysayers.
Written by Juliette Carrillo and directed by Rebecca Novick, “Ghost Town” is a love story between a woman and her home in Venice. When Zelda is offered a large sum of money for her charming beach bungalow, she must decide to stay or go. The ghosts of Venice’s past, present and future educate Zelda about the rich history of the Venice community – from Abbot Kinney’s vision for it and dreams of migrant families to providing inspiration for generations of artistic minds. They also show her that not everyone is as they seem, meaning Venice’s future could be a dark one.
“Ghost Town” is set to be performed at Oakwood Park in Venice on Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. The production is a result of this year’s Cornerstone Theater Institute Summer Residency program, which creates a play with a different California community by living in that community. Company members spent the past year exploring Venice, attending community meetings and events to connect with local residents.
Oakwood Park is located at 767 California Ave., Venice 90291. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit cornerstonetheater.org/ghosttown.