Los Angeles Premiere at the Whitefire Theatre August 2-24
Outlaw is the story of an era in America that has come and gone, with all its myth, magic, music, and harsh reality. Outlaw is also the story of redemption, human spirit, and the will to survive. The one-man show stars George Christie, former president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, and takes audiences from his childhood to his tenure as an employee of the Department of Defense to his glory days as a leader of the most infamous outlaw motorcycle club on the planet.
Born in 1947 in Ventura, CA, to a family of Greek immigrants who hailed from Sparta, he grew up as an only child fascinated by motorcycles and outlaw culture.The production chronicles his nearly 40-year reign and will be his first public appearance in Los Angeles since appearing at several events to sign copies of his 2016 memoir, Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel…and Beyond. The book served as the basis for the new theatrical production.
“The book has a lot of inside information about the Hells Angels, but the one-man show is more personal,” Christie said. “I also talk about what’s happened in my life, since I left the club in 2011.”
During his years with the Hells Angels, Christie survived prison, multiple investigations, prosecutions and assassination attempts. Through it all, he considered himself to be a peacemaker in the outlaw biker community.
Christie has been involved with the motorcycle culture since 1966. For 40 years he rode with the Hells Angels spending 35 years as a leader, first as president of the Los Angeles chapter, then establishing the Ventura Hells Angels and eventually, the entire West Coast. His Hells Angels leadership evolved into Christie becoming an international spokesman for the organization. He became the official voice of the Hells Angels until his departure in 2011.
Now retired, Christie serves as a consultant for defense attorneys, news outlets, and works with first-time offenders to understand the judicial process. He is the author of three books and his History Channel six-part series, Outlaw Chronicles, led him to his live stage show.
Written and directed by Richard La Plante, Outlaw received standing ovations during its world premiere run in Southern California which included Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Desert as well as Las Vegas and St. Louis.
Outlaw runs August 2-24 and tickets are $25 for all performances. The Whitefire Theatre is located at 13500 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. For reservations, call 213-713-9149 or visit www.Clagoproductions.com. For more information on Christie’s work and life, visit www.GeorgeChristieOutlaw.com.
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