After thirteen years in Hollywood, the Attic Theatre Ensemble is not only moving to a new venue but changing its name to reflect the move. On June l, the company of 80 actors and artists will move into the North Hollywood Theatre Center and be known thereafter as the Noho Repertory Company.
Plans are underway to complete two theatres in the complex, including the 75- seat Denise Ragan Theatre, named in honor of one of the Attic Theatre's founders. The new Center will also house rehearsal space, a writer's workshop and production offices. It will also serve as the home base for a Musical Theatre Workshop which will offer concert productions of musicals, and for a Hollywood Children's Theatre program to be headed by David Avcollie, former head of the Goodman School of Drama and current board member of the NoHo Rep Co.
The premiere production of the NoHo Repertory Company will be unveiled June 6-July 22. The twin bill of short plays couples Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard.
North Hollywood Theatre Center is located at 11316 Burbank Blvd. For tickets and information call (323) 469-3786 or visit www.AtticTheatre.org
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent