LOS ANGELES -- Beginnings, an original play performed by the 9-16-year-old members of Santa Monica Playhouse's Summer Stock '98 company, will open Aug. 26 for a limited run.Summer Stock '98, led by playwright Evelyn Rudie, director Leslie Rutberg and composer Matt Wrather, is an intensive five-week program in which young people become immersed in all aspects of theatre management, production and performance. Members gain firsthand experience mounting a professional production, ranging from ticket and advertising sales to stage and house management, costuming, set design and public relations.
Beginnings will play for nine performances only through Aug 31. For show times and ticket prices call (310) 394-9779 ext. 1. The Santa Monica Playhouse is at 1211 4th St.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent