Brecht's Drums, Women of Lockerbie, Gulliver's Travels Slated for Actors' Gang's 25th Season

News   Brecht's Drums, Women of Lockerbie, Gulliver's Travels Slated for Actors' Gang's 25th Season
 
The Actors' Gang commemorates their 25th anniversary season with new stagings of works by Bertolt Brecht and Jonathan Swift with Deborah Brevoort's tragedy-based The Women of Lockerbie in 2006-2007.

"As we enter our 25th season, we are proud to continue The Actors' Gang tradition of rule-breaking, thought-provoking, engaging theatre," states co-founding artistic director Tim Robbins of his "renegade" California company.

In addition to the aforementioned works, the company will again perform their annual, free Holiday Show for families (this year, Holidays on the Seas). The Gang will again present the season in its new home (since 2005) at the 99-seat Ivy Substation in Culver City.

The 2006-2007 Actors' Gang schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Drums in the Night by Bertolt Brecht (Nov. 11-Jan. 27, 2007)
    Jon Kellam directs the American premiere of Finegan Kruckemeyer's new translation of the work which finds a Berlin woman who is about to come to terms with her lover's four-year disappearance until he appears to her one night.

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  • Holidays on the Sea (December 2-17)
    Andrew Wheeler directs the family-friendly show of song, dance and sketches which this year finds "Pirates [who] search the Seven Seas to learn about holiday traditions around the world."
  • The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort (Feb. 24-April 28, 2007)
    Brent Hinkley stages the west coast premiere the drama about "A mother from New Jersey [who] roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103."
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (May 19-August 28, 2007)
    P. Adam Walsh directs the world premiere of this original, company-developed adaptation from Swift's satirical novel about the adventures of a ship's surgeon. The production combines "puppets, music, songs and theater magic... in true Actors' Gang style." The Gang's staging of Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, directed by Robbins, recently toured Greece and is slated to begin a national tour with further international stops at the Melbourne International Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival, among others. Other successes for the troupe include Tim Robbins' Embedded, Anne Nelson's The Guys as well as Jessica Blank's and Erik Jensen's The Exonerated.

    For tickets to shows at The Actors' Gang, in the Ivy Substation at 9070 Venice Boulevard (near Culver and Venice Blvd.) in Culver City, CA, call (310) 838-GANG (4264). For more information, visit www.theactorsgang.com.

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