'Hopscotch,' the opera performed in cars, extends its sold-out L.A. run

'Hopscotch,' the opera performed in cars, extends its sold-out L.A. run
Performers Sarah Beaty and Victor Mazzone kiss during one of the stops in "Hopscotch," the opera-in-cars staged in Los Angeles by the experimental company the Industry. (Jenna Schoenefeld / For The Times)

"Hopscotch," a mobile opera performed by the experimental company the Industry in 24 cars driving the streets of Los Angeles, is extending its sold-out run.

The show, which takes place in cars and at specific sites downtown and on the east side of L.A., had been scheduled to run three times a day on weekends through Nov. 15. With those tickets sold out, the Industry announced Tuesday that it would sell tickets for shows on Nov. 21 and 22.


Those tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at www.hopscotchopera.com.

"Hopscotch" will be performed three times daily on weekends Oct. 31 to Nov. 15. Artistic director Yuval Sharon and production designer Jason H. Thompson have dreamed up an idea so far-fetched, the main production question has simply been "Is this viable?" (Anne Cusack)

The shows are at 10:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tickets cost $125 for the first two shows, and $155 for the last show, which also serves as the grand finale of each day.

"People have already asked me if 'Hopscotch' could just have an open-ended run. While that is a logistical impossibility with a show involving so many artists, sites and civic agencies, we are thrilled to be able to share this project with nearly 600 additional audience members," said Yuval Sharon, the Industry's artistic director.

If you can't score a ticket to ride with performers in vehicles, you can still watch the show for free as it's streamed live at a special structure called the Central Hub at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in downtown L.A.

That admission is first-come, first-served and allows you to tune into one or more of the opera's 24 live chapters, which will be streaming simultaneously to separate screens inside the hub. You can also watch 10 animated chapters that are available only online or at the hub.

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