South Coast Rep Announces May Through June Events

May - August 2010

MAY

Through June 6 ? Segerstrom Stage
CRIMES OF THE HEART
by Beth Henley
directed by Warner Shook

Babe shot her husband because he looked funny, Meg just hit town from Hollywood and a nervous breakdown, Lenny's fast becoming an old maid and today her pet horse got hit by lightning. They're the Magrath sisters of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and they're the invention of SCR favorite Beth
Henley, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this play. She may pile heaps of problems upon her heroines but does so with love, compassion and a prodigious sense of humor-and then brings out the chocolate cake and lemonade to get them through it all. You'll want to sit right down at the kitchen table and share their laughter.
Closes June 6.
Tickets: $34-$59. See last page for performance times.
Post Show Discussion Nights: Wednesday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 25.
Inside the Season: Saturday, May 22, at 10:30am.
ASL interpreted performance for the deaf community: Saturday, June 5, at 2:30pm.
Honorary Producers: Jean and Tim Weiss

May 21 - June 6 ? Julianne Argyros Stage
BEN AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH
by Bathsheba Doran
directed by Stefan Novinski

An enchanting story from olden times comes to life as a modern-day fairy tale-through the magic of theatre! Megan and Ben are two kids alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue-painted silver-while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawly, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it's up to Megan to save the day. You'll cheer the way she comes through!
Previews: May 21 - 28, opens May 29, closes June 6.
Tickets: $17-$29 (Previews $17-$25, Regular Run $22-$29). See last page for performance times.
Theatre for Young Audiences is made possible in part by grants from The Nicholas Endowment and
The Segerstrom Foundation.

May 29 - June 6 ? Nicholas Studio
AFTER JULIET
by Sharman Macdonalddirected by Hisa Takakuwa
performed by SCR's Junior Players

The young lovers have dispatched themselves with poison and knife, and the curtain has come down on Romeo and Juliet. Saddened by this tragedy, the Capulets and Montagues declare peace between their families. But the kids are still feuding. Benvolio (Romeo's best friend) loves Rosaline (Romeo's girlfriend before he me Juliet), but she still pines for Romeo-and she wants revenge. Filled with love, laughter and swordplay, this sequel is based on an original idea by Keira Knightley and written by her mother, with thanks to William Shakespeare.
Tickets: $9.
Performance times: May 29 at 4pm and 7:30pm, May 30 at 1pm and 4pm, June 4 at 7:30pm, June 5 at 7:30pm, June 6 at 1pm and 4pm.

JUNE

Through June 6 ? Segerstrom Stage
CRIMES OF THE HEART
by Beth Henley
directed by Warner Shook

See May listing for details.

Through June 6 ? Julianne Argyros Stage
BEN AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH
by Bathsheba Doran
directed by Stefan Novinski

See May listing for details.

Through June 6 ? Nicholas Studio
AFTER JULIET
by Sharman Macdonalddirected by Hisa Takakuwa
performed by SCR's Junior Players

See May listing for details.

JULY

Theatre is dark - NO productions.

AUGUST

August 7 ­­- 8 and 14 - 15 ? Nicholas Studio
SUMMER PLAYERS PRODUCTION TBA

Under consideration: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted by Jules Tasca, lyrics by Ted Drachman and music by Thomas Tierney.
Tickets: $10.
Performance times: August 7 - 8 at 1pm and 4pm, August 14 - 15 at 1pm and 4pm.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS SCHEDULE - THEATRE CONSERVATORY

June 7 - July 31
PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING
Professional Actor Training is a nationally renowned eight-week intensive summer program for serious acting students 18 and over. Now in its 39th year, the program puts the finishing touches on training for careers in theatre, film and television. Its goals are: Evaluate current acting abilities and establish goals for future development, distill experience and training into a solid foundation for a career as an actor and offer practical insight into the business of theatre, film and television from casting directors, talent agents and actors.
Tuition: $2,250

June 14 - August 3
ADULT ACTING CLASSES / SUMMER SESSION
Students 18 and over choose from a variety of classes developed to suit individual pace and interests. Curriculum ranges from Improvisation to Fundamentals of Acting to Actors Workshop for career-minded students. Most sessions also include classes in Playwriting, Acting for the Camera and Singing for the Actor. Classes meet weekly 7-10 pm. Call (714) 708-5510 for schedule.
Tuition: $295

July 26 - Aug 7 or August 9 - 21SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AND TEENSYoung people (grades 3-12) who are newcomers to SCR's acting programs have the opportunity to get their first taste of theatre in the Summer Acting Workshop with two sessions to choose from either July 26 - August 7 or August 9 - 21. After completion of their session, students have the opportunity to enter the year-round Kids and Teen Acting Classes. Following year II of the program, students may audition for the SCR Players, an advanced ensemble group whose training culminates with public performances each spring in the Nicholas Studio. All sessions are held in SCR's Education facilities within the Folino Theatre Center.
Tuition: $310 with discounts for additional siblings

August 9 - 21SUMMER Musical Theatre WorksHOPOpen to all (grades 7-12)-from beginners to young pros! Learn how to audition and prepare for a musical role. Learn what it means to "act" a song and "sing" a scene.
Tuition: $330


FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, CALL (714) 708-5577

PERFORMANCE TIMES
2009/2010 Season
Segerstrom Stage: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, Thursday - Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.

Julianne Argyros Stage: Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.

Theatre for Young Audiences: Previews: Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 4:30 pm, Sunday at
2:00 pm and 4:30 pm. Regular Run: Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 11:00 am, 2:00 and 4:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 and 4:30 pm.

TICKET INFORMATION

By phone at (714) 708-5555, online at www.scr.org, or in person at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

For more information, visit www.scr.orgm

 

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