City Theatre Company Celebrates One Year Anniversary of New Space

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City Theatre Company Celebrates One Year Anniversary of New Space

City Theatre Company will celebrate one year in its new space this year. The company was formed in 2008 and had their own space five weeks later. Andy Berkovsky, the company's Artistic Director, started the company with former student Travis Tinnin, who dropped out of NYU's drama program to act at the company's production manager.

The Austin Chronicle spoke to Berkovsky who said, "[After searching many locations] then it was, 'Let's try it, let's do it. We're ready for the Austin scene; let's see if they're ready for us.' My experience running a high school theatre department was a big help going in."

The City Theatre is currently housed in a strip mall in the city. The theatre is a proscenium arch stage with an 85 seat capacity. The lobby is used to showcase art from various artist across the city of Austin.

The next production housed at the City Theatre will be Shakespeare's HAMLET. The show will open October 22 and run through November 15. Tickets for performances range from $15 to $20 with a discount for students at $12, and Pay-What-You-Can Thursdays. The theatre is now taking $25 guaranteed reserved seating for center seats in rows one and two.

To read the full article from The Austin Chronicle, click here.

The first seeds of The City Theatre Company were planted in June of 2006, finally growing roots and finding a permanent home three months later. In only five weeks, the theater space was initially complete, and CTC was premiering its first production, Frozen. After enjoying a three week run, CTC followed with successful productions of Reckless, 365 Days/365 Plays, City Songs, Songs for A New World, The Women of Lockerbie, and The Indian Wants the Bronx. While growing as a member of the Austin community, CTC has employed equity actors, become a sponsored member of Austin Circle of Theaters, and hosted children's productions, film auditions and acting classes, as well as, Austin's renowned FronteraFest and auditions for the Broadway musical Crybaby. In 2007 and 2008, CTC was awarded four B. Iden Payne Awards and at the top Austin's theater lists.The City Theatre is proud to have become a new hub for entertainment, art, and performance.

For more information, visit the City Theatre's website at www.citytheatreaustin.org.

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