La Mirada Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON for One Weekend Only, 8/1-3

La Mirada Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON for One Weekend Only, 8/1-3


LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is delighted to bring back the always hilarious TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY with their newest smash-hit, critically-acclaimed show, ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker! ABBAMEMNON will perform one weekend only - Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

La Mirada Theatre is the place for a hysterical musical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies. In this irreverent Dancing Queen-filled romp, the Ovation Award winning Troubadour Theater Company brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to this masterwork of the Greek canon. Why does Cassandra's S.O.S. plea to Take a Chance on Me fall on the deaf ears of the Elder Chorus? Will Clytemnestra's plan to kill Agamemnon come to fruition and will The Winner Take All? Will the Watchman ever get to sleep and say I Have a Dream? Will Aegisthus be able to pronounce his own name at Waterloo? Bloody and bold, fierce and funny, this production by the masters of mayhem is sure to entertain, educate, and enlighten! Recommended for ages 13 and up.

ABOUT THE TROUBIES

The award-winning Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Dell'Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles-based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations of classic plays make for a unique and exciting experience for theatre-goers of any age. The "Troubies" have combined the beauty of classic texts with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers. What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as Fleetwood Macbeth, Much A Doobie Brothers About Nothing, A Midsummer SaturdayNight's Fever Dream, Two Gentlemen of Chicago, and Frosty the Snow Manilow.

MATT WALKER (Director) has trained with Second City Improvisation, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Master Clown Bill Irwin, and is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College. After a short stint as a circus clown with The Greatest Show on Earth, Matt returned to Los Angeles and resumed his post as Artistic Director for Troubadour Theater Company. With the Troubies, Matt has collected four Ovation awards, three LADCC awards, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Matt serves as an Adjutant Professor of Commedia dell'arte and Clowning for the University Southern California, and has written and directed shows for Universal Studios Theme Parks, Disney Imagineering, The Getty Villa, and most recently collaborated as an on-set-writer for Garry Marshall's New Years Eve. Many thanks to our audiences who give us a chance to live our dreams.

ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
ABBAMEMNON will perform on Friday, August 1 at 8pm; Saturday, August 2 at 8pm and Sunday, August 3 at 2pm. Tickets range from $10 - $50 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre's website,www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

Winner of the L.A. Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for 2012-2013 "Best Season of the Year," LA MIRADATHEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California." This beautiful state-of-the-arttheatre has been producing quality productions for its Southern California audiences since 1977. The theatrehas produced several national tours and is the recipient of many accolades including Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. Brian Kite is the theatre's Producing Artistic Director. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, California, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is theatre-adjacent and free. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.

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