A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow will be the final mainstage production at the Colony Studio Theatre's Silver Lake, CA, home. After 25 years in the same location, CST is moving to Burbank's Media Center. Scott Segall is directing Maidel, which opens Jan. 29 for a two-month run. In the cast are Denise Dillard, Greg Foran, Ursula Martin, Tim O'Hare, Alison Shanks and Stacey Silverman.
"Pending completion of construction," said producing director Barbara Beckley in a statement, "we expect to move into our new Burbank theatre sometime in April. We've been working with the City of Burbank for four years, and we're tremendously excited by the progress being made. While construction delays are a fact of life, we expect very soon to make a major announcement about our pending move and the opening show in Burbank."
A Shayna Maidel (Yiddish for "A Pretty Girl") is the story of two sisters, Rose and Luisa, who reunite in New York in 1946 after 18 years of separation. One has spent her life in America and the other has survived the Nazi concentration camps in Poland. Together, they overcome the cultural and historical divides that separate them and discover the meaning of family.
A Shayna Maidel will run in repertory with David's Mother, a drama by Bob Randall. The Colony Studio Theatre is located at 1944 Riverside Drive. For tickets and information call (323) 665-3011.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent