Plays by Shakespeare, Moliere and Tennessee Williams make up the spring season announced recently by A Noise Within, which now operates out of the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the campus of Cal State in L.A. Art Manke, Julia Rodriguez and Geoff Elliott share the artistic direction of the repertory company.
Cymbeline kicks off the season on April 28, directed by Manke. Moliere's The Misanthrope follows on May 12, directed by Sabin Epstein. Finally, a June 2 opening is scheduled for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Rodriguez and Elliott. Each play runs on an rotating schedule through June.
A Noise Within was founded in 1991. After eight successful years in Glendale, the company was invited to set up shop at Cal State, making it the nation's only classical repertory company based on a university campus.
A Noise Within also sponsors a Student Outreach Program which brings more than 12,000 young people to the theatre each year, ongoing Conservatory Classics and Summer With Shakespeare programs. In addition, the company sends touring productions throughout California.
For tickets and information call (323) 224-6420. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent