On Thursday, Sherman Oaks’ Whitefire Theatre will host the Los Angeles premier of “Outlaw,” an epic and autobiographical one-man show starring George Christie, former Hells Angel biker.
When Christie left the motorcycle club in 2011, he said he became the target of an organized smear campaign. Rumors began to swirl that the 40-year club veteran had become an informant for the police, and that he had been expelled from the club in bad standing, both of which Christie denies.
“At least the government allows you the ability to argue with your accusers,” Christie said. “I felt that [the Hells Angels] made all these false accusations.”
“Outlaw” is Christie’s latest effort at telling his story on his own terms. The show follows Christie’s three books and a History Channel series, but Christie said that the theater production is his most intimate project yet.
“I put 40 years into that organization,” Christie said. “I was not gonna let somebody rewrite my history.”
“Outlaw” follows Christie from his first foray into the outlaw motorcycle subculture in 1966, to his founding of the Ventura chapter. Christie came to control the organization along the entire West Coast soon after. An effective spokesman, Christie’s adventures took him from California prison yards to the 1984 Olympic Games, and that was just the start of his journey.
“Outlaw” is produced by Charles Lago in association with Clago Productions. The show will run from Aug. 2 through Aug. 24, with performances on Thursdays (later Fridays) at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for all performances.