Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ClassicsFest in North Hollywood Oct. 28-Dec. 17

ClassicsFest 2012: Act  III — The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s classical theater ensemble, presents Sunday and Monday night staged readings of five classics and a franco-inspired “Cabaret Noel” for the holidays.

October 28 – December 17, 2012:
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 29 @ 7 pm:
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson, initiated and directed by Saundra McClain
    The time is 1927, the place a Chicago recording studio—but the story is much more than music. Wilson made a name for himself with this exultant blues-inspired exploration of the state of the American soul and what Arthur Miller refers to as “the salesman’s dream.”
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 5 @ 7 pm:
    Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, initiated by Amelia White, directed by Frank Dwyer
    Originally written for the BBC in 1954, this dream-like radio play chronicles one day in the life of the imaginary Welsh village of LLareggub. Thomas’ evocative words introduce his listeners to the colorful townspeople and their delightful stories.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12 @ 7 pm:
    Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw, initiated byPeter Van Norden, directed by Robert Machray
    Another brilliant debate from Shaw… this time from Hell itself. Originally Act III, scene 2 of his play, Man and Superman, this stand-alone piece is most often performed in this four-actor concert version.
  • Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19 @ 7 pm:
    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, initiated and directed by Apollo Dukakis
    Generation after generation of actors revisits this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, drawn to its power and moving character study. This timeless American masterpiece by Tennessee Williams is arguably unrivaled in its depths of humanity, compassion and lyric beauty.
  • Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26 @ 7 pm:
    The Fox, a play by Allan Miller based on the novella by D.H. Lawrence, initiated by Rebekah Tripp, directed by Allan Miller
    Is it ever possible for men and women to be equals as well as lovers? In his novella The Fox, D.H. Lawrence wrestled with this very question. With this most primordial of his works, Lawrence digs deep into a searing triangle of two women and a man.
  • Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 and Mondays, December 3,10, 17  @ 7 pm:
    Cabaret Noel created by Gigi Bermingham and Matthew Goldsby, directed by Barry Creyton
    A musical evening of holiday warmth and hilarity—with an essence of je ne sais quoi. Come celebrate the holidays in song—in French and English—with both scintillating original tunes by Matthew Goldsby and arrangements of holiday classics.

5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601

(818) 506-1983 or (Complete casts available on the website)

FREE – suggested $10 donation at the door

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