In his new play trilogy, The Ballad of Bimini Baths, playwright Tom Jacobson follows the ripples of a hushed-up crime across 32 years of LA history. Mixing fact, rumor and his own vivid imagination, Jacobson uses the story of the celebrated/notorious bath house that once stood on Bimini Place — just a few blocks from the Son of Semele Theater — to address themes of race and identity, public humiliation and hope for reconciliation.
The Bimini trilogy evolved from an exploration of site-specific theater developed with members of Son of Semele Ensemble (learn more here). Each play has its own theatrical form and standalone narrative, and will be presented on successive Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended.