Nestled in the heart of Hillcrest, ion theatre's BLKBOX houses some of the city's most dynamic theater.
Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret
Inaugurating ion's new URBN CNTR 4THE ARTS was a cabaret version of the music from 'Chicago' featuring a dynamic cast. From L-R, company member Karson St. John, Kevane La'Marr Coleman and Cashae Monya. Photo: Daren Scott
ion's 'wondrous mishmash' introduced audiences to this West Coast premiere by Elizabeth Meriwether. L-R, Sara Beth Morgan*, Zoe Sonnenberg, Evan Kendig*, Nick Kennedy and Noah Longton (you can make out the robots Hans and Billybot in the background!)
The Little Flower of East Orange
ion's searing production earned accolades for its gritty take on this urban drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis. L-R, Catalina Maynard*, Trina Kaplan, Melinda Miller & Jeffrey Jones*.
For two weeks in January, ion brought back its heralded production of the award-winning solo-show featuring company member Linda Libby.
ion's fifth world premiere paid homage to Strindberg and 1970's San Diego in a production called 'incendiary'... L-R, Jorge Rodriguez and Catalina Maynard*
This special engagement of the mind-blowing play by Sarah Kane was ion's highest-grossing Off-the-Radar show in its history. L-R, Ron Choularton & Gemma Grey.
The Mystery Plays
ion's Twilight-zone take on this chilling duet of plays left many audiences talking for days... L-R, Nick Kennedy & Gemma Grey
Suzan-Lori Parks' heart-stopping drama demanded an extended run at ion in March & April. L-R, Laurence Brown & Mark Christopher Lawrence
Many of the city's best performers convened on the BLKBOX stage for this magical one-night song-filled benefit over the summer.
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