MY BARKING DOG, SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN & More Set for Theatre @ Boston Court's 2015 Season
The Theatre @ Boston Court announces its 2015 Main Stage Season plus a production at The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, CA. The season begins January 31 with the World Premiere of The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, by Lily Blau. The spring production is the West Coasts Premiere of My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble. The summer brings a West Coast Premiere Shiv, by Aditi Brennan Kapil. The Main Stage season closes in the fall with a co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater of Seven Spots on the Sun, Martin Zimmerman, directed by Andrei Belgrader. All Main Stage productions will appear at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. Additionally, The Theatre @ Boston Court will present the West Coast Premiere of Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, by Luis Alfaro. This production will be presented at The Getty Villa in September, 2015.
Lewis Carroll kept a detailed journal of his life, including details of his close friendship with Alice Liddell, the 11-year-old muse who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Upon Carroll's death it was discovered that several pages of this otherwise immaculate journal had been torn out. This play takes us down the rabbit hole to explore what might have been on these missing pages.
What happens when something deeply wild ventures onto your doorstep? Two reclusive apartment dwellers' unfulfilled lives take a turn for the bizarre when a starving coyote begins to frequent their fire escape. This brush with wildlife incites them to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their untamed visitor. What do we do when nature returns to claim the turf we usurped?
Opening July 11, 2015
SHIV by Aditi Brennan Kapil / directed by Emilie Beck
This post-Colonial fantasy loosely based on Shiva, the Hindu destroyer god, explores a vividly rendered relationship between a girl becoming a young American woman and the South Asian poet father who inspires and eventually disappoints her. By turns poetic, metaphysical, and richly human, the play paints a compelling portrait of how challenging it is to be an immigrant in a new country where all the rules are different.
A fable of revenge and redemption, the people of a Latin American village are reeling from the impact of a devastating civil war when a mysterious plague begins to ravage their children. An embittered doctor discovers that he could be their savior, but he must wrestle with his own soul to discover whether he wants to offer compassion or retribution.
Luis Alfaro, author of the explosive Oedipus el Rey, continues his brilliant reexamination of the Greek classics through a modern lens: Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides' Medea transported to East Los Angeles. Medea, a Mexican seamstress with extraordinary skill, is running from a past filled with betrayals. With husband Jason and their son in tow, old and new worlds collide in the City of the Angels. Tickets available beginning July 1 at Getty.edu.
Each Main Stage production previews for six performances prior to its opening date and runs for four weeks, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Season memberships are available now through www.BostonCourt.org or by calling 626-683-6883. A special season discount is available through December 31, 2014.The Theatre @ Boston Court is the non-profit company that programs the state-of-the-art 99-seat Main Stage theater in Boston Court Performing Arts Center at 70 North Mentor Avenue at Boston Court. Z. Clark Branson is the developer of the center and founding director of The Theatre @ Boston Court. Michael Seel is the executive director of Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Eileen T'Kaye is the Founding Producing Director. The Theatre @ Boston Court is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Edgerton Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Biller Family Foundation, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of Boston Court supporters.