Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Ghost Story

Chavez Ravine An L.A. Ghost Story

April 12–21, 2024

Sanctuary Theatre


To open the mainstage theatre in the School of Dramatic Arts’ new home, we are proud to present: Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Ghost Story. This biting comedy focuses on Los Angeles’ most contested piece of land, the thriving community that resided there, the forces that led to its destruction after an affordable housing project was tanked due to the Red Scare of the 1950s and the eventual sale of the land to the Brooklyn Dodgers when they were looking to make a move West. Written and originally performed by the legendary Chicano performance trio Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza), this hilarious and poignant ghost story honors the pasts that continue to haunt the City of Angels.

Performance Dates & Times

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Streamed Performances

In addition to the live performances on the USC Campus, audiences can experience Chavez Ravine anywhere in the world through one of our live-streamed or recorded performances. Please click on the date below that you are interested in to secure tickets.

Please Note: All times are in PST

Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

We’ve gone digital!
In alignment with the University’s commitment to sustainability, the programs for all of our productions will be available online. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code in the theatre. A limited number of printed programs will be available upon request.


Buy Tickets

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Content Warning

Please be advised, this production contains adult language and themes, police brutality, housing vulnerability, depictions of classism, white supremacy and child abuse.

Additional Information

By Culture Clash