( Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 )
Memorial Hall, 208 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Gabriel Kahane’s The Ambassador is a musical investigation of the underbelly of Los Angeles. Using street addresses as entry ways into characters as varied as James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce, and the doorman of the long-defunct Ambassador Hotel, Kahane offers a dozen exquisite songs that seek to rewire our relationship to Southern California. With direction by Tony-award winner John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) and a ravishing set design by Tony-award winner Christine Jones (Spring Awakening, Queen of the Night), The Ambassador is a love letter, by turns droll and melancholic, to a city long misunderstood.