A Noise Within has announced that Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac will be the opening production at its new home in the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex on Cal State LA's campus. Directed by artistic co-director Art Manke and translated by Brian Hooker, Cyrano will be unveiled Sept. 17 for a five-week run.
A Noise Within first produced Cyrano in 1995 at its previous home in Glendale.
The other shows on A Noise Within's upcoming 1999-2000 season include Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas, directed by Dan Kern (Oct. 1-Nov. 12); The Taming of the Shrew directed by Sabin Epstein (Oct. 22-Nov. 14); A Christmas Carol, directed by Julia Rodriguez and Geoff Elliott (Dec. 3- 2); The Misanthrope, directed by Epstein (May 12-June 25, 2000); and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by the Elliotts (June 2-25, 2000).
A Noise Within is southern California's much acclaimed classical theatre company, one that specializes in Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, Lorca, Chekhov and standard American playwrights. Founded in 1991, A Noise Within is one of only a handful of theatres on this continent with a resident acting company performing in rotating repertory.
Cal State LA is situated near the L.A. Civic Center at the interchange of the San Bernardino and Long Beach Freeways. For tickets and information call the Luckman Theatre at (818) 546-1924 or (323) 343-6600. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent