Thespians had few acting opportunities during Los Angeles’s early years. Few plays were performed between 1781, when the first settlers arrived, and 1846, the end of the Mexican era. Plays that were performed were religious, featured the Christmas story and starred the local Franciscan missionaries. Stagings took place on the pueblo’s streets – without the benefit of a stage.
L.A.’s first, semi-permanent stage wasn’t built until 1848. IRead More