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Br'er Cotton

Remarkable cast. Painfully relevant...history and fantasy”- Total Theater

"Don’t miss it! Top-notch cast...fine directing. Wrapped in a cloud of tension that never lets up” - Hollywood Revealed

“Dynamic, nuanced direction inspires one terrific performance after another from an all-around stellar cast…. There is no denying the gut-punching power Br’er Cotton packs” – StageSceneLA

Remarkable play…as current as this morning. Powerful and passionate. Builds in power throughout the show, surging to a stunning climax” – Theatre Notes

"Brilliant intensity…superb cast. Twice, in this haunting play, I wept” – Not Born Yesterday

Go. The entire cast...played their parts to perfection. A powerful climax” - EURWeb

Thursday, Sep 21, 8 pm
Friday, Sep 22, 8 pm

Sat, Sep 23 – Sun, Oct 29
Sat, Mon 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm

Show Calendar

No Performances
Monday, Oct 9

$45 Opening Night
$25 Sat, Sun, Mon
$15 Previews
$15 Students and Seniors(Use promo code 005)

Special Events
Added performance on Friday, October 6th at 8pm

Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Zephyr On Melrose
7456 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90046
Ample Street Parking
Area Map

Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair access available

Valet Parking at Antonio's Restaurant 2 doors west.

The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-7787

Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble presents BR'ER COTTON by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.

Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all the recent killings of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14 year old “militant,” incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys’ anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him.

BR'ER COTTON is produced at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Kitchen Dog Theater (TX) and Cleveland Public Theatre (OH). For more information please visit