The world premiere Theatre for Young Audiences play begins rehearsals at AVC with a stellar cast! Playwright Rick Creese has created a beautiful, funny play uses Aztec Mythology to teach children the value and power of sacrifice.
Starting March 17, we will begin touring the productions to our local elementary schools.
Critically-acclaimed, award-winning playwright Rick Creese's brutally funny, brutally sad World Premiere play Millennium mixes elements of farce, the Absurd, and Old English verse to bring to life the story of the original Millennials.
If you think life is tough for today's Millennials, take a look at the last time around. As the year CMXCIX A.D. rolls into year M, it is the end of the world as they know it. A lot of the credit goes to King Aethelred II (better known as the Unready), Canute (the Viking who replaced him on the throne) and Queen Emma (the ruthless queen who married them both).
Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world's greatest plays, revealed through the lyricism of Sarah Ruhl, two-time Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright of Eurydice and In The Next Room (The Vibrator Play).
Times are changing, innocence is being lost, dreams and ambitions change throughout lifetimes. Three Sisters long to escape the dull suburban life they have been living, and yearn for the old life of Moscow - where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. The eldest sister an "old maid" school teacher, the middle sister an unhappily married wife who has wandered outside her marriage, and the youngest sister an idealist: Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams set during the 1960’s.
Bright Swords Wins Best Biographical Play at the United Solo Festival in New York!
After a successful run in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Bright Swords, Performed on the east coast for the United Solo Festival where it won BEST BIOGRAPHICAL PLAY!
Bright Swords is the one-man play that tells the story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who fled 1825 New York to conquer the European stage. and inspired a successful campaign to end slavery in the British Empire.
"All I can say is WOW when thinking about Ryan Vincent Anderson in the tour de force, one man historical play, Bright Swords. A Geffen or Mark Taper worthy-drama, Bright Swords tells the epic story of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who fled New York in 1825 to become a star on the European stage in London and helped changed the tide of slavery in the British Empire. Written by Ric Creese and directed by Jeff Wienckowski, this was Anderson's Fringe debut - and oh what a debut it was. A solid hour of weaving through decades of Aldrich's life in song and story without breaking a sweat or missing a beat. The most affecting drama at Fringe.
Xaque Gruber Huffington Post
Jeff has been asked to direct "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Independent Shakespeare Company's Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, arguably the largest and most beloved theatrical event in Los Angeles! Stay tuned for further updates!
July 30- August 30,
Thursday - Sunday at 7PM
Get your picnics, blankets, and friends ready for a summer of great theater in Griffith Park.
Rehearsals have started for AVC's production of Waiting for Lefty. With a combonation of an agit-prop presentation and heartbreaking dramatic realism, Lefty promises to be an electrifying evening of theatre for the Antelope Valley audiences!
Noises Off!, opens tomorrow night at Antelope Valley College.
For advance purchase, please call the PAT Box Office at (661)722-6580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noises Off is a farce-within-a-farce, where the actors must contend with slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines! Amidst a spiraling chaos of backstage intrigues, trysts and betrayals, the cast proceeds at breakneck speed through rehearsals, opening night and a final disastrous performance.
I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to assist the incomparable Moises Kaufman (Laramie Project and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde) on his newest project, The Tallest Tree in the Forest at the Mark Taper Forum!The Tallest Tree in the Forest chronicles Paul Robeson’s remarkable life in an extraordinary theatrical biography. Embodying not only Robeson but also dozens of international personalities who crossed Robeson’s path. Written and performed by Obie award winner Daniel Beaty.
It opens 4/19 and runs through May 25th!
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