You may associate his name with movies (or, perhaps, wine), but on Dec. 8 and 9, Francis Ford Coppola will present a noteworthy evening of theatre in Burbank, CA. On tap are readings of new one-act plays and/or essays by the likes of Edward Albee, David Ives, Willem Dafoe, Paul Rudnick, Amanda Beesley, Don Delillo and Sean Michael Welch. The works are all drawn from the most recent issue of "Zoetrope," Coppola's three-year-old literary magazine. The edition, advertised as "Zoetrope"'s first ever special issue, focused on the theatre.
The shows will take place at the Falcon Theatre (4252 Riverside Drive) at 8 PM. Tickets for the Dec. 8 evening are selling for $25, while the price of entry to Dec. 9 is $35. Included in the evening will be a performance of the classic radio drama Sorry, Wrong Number. Juliet Mills will star. Call (818) 955-8101.
—By Robert Simonson