Vanguard Repertory Company presents…
A Glimpse into La Canada Flintridge Shakespeare Summer 2011 Festival
At Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Thursday, May 12, 7 P.M.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is pleased to welcome Vanguard Repertory Company, which presents a glimpse into La Canada Flintridge Shakespeare’s (LCFShakes) Summer 2011 Festival. The bookstore event takes place on Thursday, May 12 at 7 P.M. and includes a reading from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the scene with the lovers Helena, Hermia, Lysander, and Demetrius). The company also shares their new play, After the Autumn, inspired by Macbeth. The reading will be followed by a Q&A. This program is open and free to the public.
VanguardRep’s original adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream was produced in 2011. Patrons this year will be treated to something fresh and refined – a further adaptation of last summer's hit.
Inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth and created and developed by VanguardRep, After the Autumn focuses on the nature of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects of war on the human psyche. Their new look at the classic tragedy approaches the text through the eyes of a war-battered veteran attempting to keep his reality in order after experiencing the atrocities of war.
LCFShakes summer festival runs from Friday, June 24th to Sunday, July 31st, with performances at 8 pm Thursday through Sunday. The world premiers of After the Autumn and Tragic Women will play in repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s beautiful outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater. Nestled under the stars on the crest of the San Rafael hills in the San Gabriel valley, the amphitheater is ideal for large attendance events offering FREE, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession areas, and fully equipped handicap restrooms and access to the theater. For more information about their season and tickets, please visit www.vanguardrep.com.
Founded with the objective of invigorating the American theater, Vanguard Repertory Company supports the unique nature of live theater by elevating the experience of everyday life to the stage, trusting fully in the audiences’ imagination and participation. Their reading at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse on May 12 offers an intimate preview of their upcoming season and a close-up of their dedication to their craft.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off of the 210, and turn south toward Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store. For more information, call Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse (818) 790-0717 or VanguardRep Company Manager Lisa Blandford, 818-745-3327.