A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

What could possibly go wrong when a group of eager, young amateur actors attempt to dramatize the first genocide of the 20th century? You’ll find out in We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.

The Matrix Theatre is the location for the West Coast premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s brave, chilling and very funny new work about a group of actors who lose control of their play and discover some startling hidden truths.

Culture Spot readers can win a pair of free tickets to the show on Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com with “We Are Proud” in the subject line for a chance to win.

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… runs June 8 through Aug. 11. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30. The Matrix Theatre is located at 7657 Melrose Ave., LA 90046. For reservations and information, call (323) 852-1445 or visit www.matrixtheatre.com.