BURBANK, CA - The Troubadour Theatre Co. returns to the Falcon Theatre to boogie on down this holiday season in A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream, a madcap blend of disco and the Bard which combines Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the pop sounds of the 70s. The offbeat production, directed by Matt Walker, will run Dec. 29-Jan. 28, 2001, with a special New Year's Eve matinee.
A Los Angeles-based ensemble, TTC is made up of actors, comedians and musicians who have been bringing their fast-paced and irreverent adaptations of classic plays to audiences since 1993. Past productions included Butt Pirates of the Caribbean, Clowns' Labours Lost and the Falcon Theatre's presentation last year of Twelfth Dog Night, which received an award from the L.A. Theatre Critics Circle.
In related news, the Falcon also announced an evening with Francis Ford Coppola's literary magazine, Zoetrope: All Story, which celebrates its first-ever, all-one-act play issue with a live performance of selections from such writers as Don DeLillo, Sean Machael Welch, Amanda Beesley and Lucille Fletcher. Excerpts from essays by Paul Rudnick, David Ives, Edward Albee and William Dafoe will be performed as well as a "Letter to the Reader" written by Coppola.
The evening, compiled and directed by the Falcon's executive producer Meryl Friedman, takes place Dec. 8 & 9 at 8 PM.
Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Drive. For tickets and information call (818) 955-8101. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent