|Sent on:||Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:42 PM|
Hello Theatre Lovers!
Hope you are enjoying a fun-filled summer!
We've had some really great recent Meetups... Reefer Madness, Opening Nights for Dangerous Corner, The Women, Boeing Boeing and Miss Saigon not to mention the picnic at The SF Mime Troupe and The Minister's Wife at SJ Rep!
Thanks to our wonderful AOs for planning Meetups for Berkeley Rep, The Three Musketeers, Impact Theatre, Black Watch, Superior Donuts, Will Durst and the upcoming Becky's New Car at The Dragon Theatre! Let me know if you'd like to be an AO and schedule some fun Meetups too... There's a lot of free Shakespeare and other amazing performances to enjoy this summer and beyond!
I still have 4 discounted tickets left on my CTC Summer Rep Coupon and this weekend are the final performances at The Sunnyvale Theatre. I'd like to sell these for $15 each. If you'd care to join us for one or more of the shows below, please call me at[masked] or shoot me an e-mail asap. First come, first serve...
CTC is also offering a special "3 shows for $30 deal" if you can make all three shows on Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm & Sunday at 3pm - call us at[masked] to take advantage of an awesome weekend of entertainment at a REALLY low price!
Here's the link and more info!
by J.B. Priestley A group of posh Brits sequestered together in a cozy, country retreat - lies, betrayals and dramatic disclosures abound!
In this play of psychological intrigue, Freda and Robert Caplan host a dinner party for their young, beautiful and successful colleagues and friends - all executives at a transatlantic publishing company. The members of this gathering truly have the world at their feet! Then a musical cigarette box and an ill-considered remark spark a relentless series of revelations, and other, more dangerous secrets are painfully exposed. Was it better not to pry into matters that should be left alone? As the truth spills out about the suicide of Robert's clever, reckless brother Martin, and the group's perfect lives begin to crumble, the steep cost of professional and social success becomes frighteningly plain. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
“Time, history and memory all intertwined with desire, repulsion, deception and hypocrisy quickly surface as features within Priestley’s play define his characters’ relationships, their actions and their world....” - New York Times
LOST IN HOLLYWOOD
by Gayle Cornelison, music by Jeffra Cook Quirky characters, upbeat songs and the often hilarious growing pains of a new and burgeoning industry!
Return to a time when life was simpler, but when Hollywood was becoming the world’s undisputed movie capital of the world. The toasts of Hollywood ranged from the elegant Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the giant mechanical ape King Kong! Follow the adventures of Richard Nelson, a would-be movie actor delighted to have his “big break” with a new movie studio. He soon discovers that his path to fame will be challenging, that the script is not likely to win any awards and that his director has never directed anything - much less a major motion picture. And, to top it off, his co-stars have more ego than talent, and the camera operator is brand new to movie-making! Is he discouraged? Actors must be optimistic, and Richard is certain that he can act and sing his way to stardom - no matter the vehicle!Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
“Hollywood in the thirties....a lost time of innocence, of seat-of-the-pants movie-making, of ramshackle sound stages, and of unsophisticated technology, but the beginning of America’s love affair with film and those fascinating people who created these timeless pieces of celluloid, as well as those who starred in them!” - Gayle Cornelison
by Clare Boothe Luce A cast of CTC alumnae actresses return in the revival of a play you can really sink your nails into!
Clare Boothe Luce’s social satire and all-woman show was a smash hit when first performed on Broadway in 1936 and then in 1939 in the film version with Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell - a formidable cast indeed! Centered on a group of gossipy, high-society women in Manhattan who spend their days playing bridge, discussing intrigues at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows, the idealistic, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when flirtatious, manipulative shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into Mary’s man. Aided and abetted by her friends, a host of colorful characters who have romantic problems of their own, the play touches on themes relevant today - marriage and divorce, socioeconomic class, female friendship, standards of beauty and the role of the woman in the modern world. After all, it was the playwright of The Women who said, “I refuse the compliment that I think like a man; thought has no sex; one either thinks or one does not.” Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
“The script is wicked, mercilessly funny, fast paced, razor sharp and filled with such memorable invective that you’ll be quoting it for weeks and months afterward.” - Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs