REDCAT Will Welcome Basil Twist, Belarus Free Theatre and Under Polaris

News   REDCAT Will Welcome Basil Twist, Belarus Free Theatre and Under Polaris REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, announced programming for its 2009 fall season on Aug. 4. The seventh season will introduce Los Angeles to "some of the most dynamic and influential developments in performing, visual and media arts from around the world."

"I'm excited to unveil our most international and ambitious season yet," announced executive director Mark Murphy. "Influential artists and thinkers from over 25 countries are bringing our theatre, gallery and lounge to life with provocative new work exploring our rapidly changing world. They are confronting vital issues, inventing new artistic forms, challenging traditions and inspiring audiences. They are influential cultural leaders from around the world — as well as emerging artists who are sure to have great future impact."

The coming year, it was also announced, will include a re-staging of Wooster Group's acclaimed work, North Atlantic, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte and featuring members Ari Fliakos, Scott Shepherd, Kate Valk and Frances McDormand, Feb. 10-21, 2010.

REDCAT's theatrical events (among other performance and media offerings) this fall include:

  • A four-week run and West Coast premiere of Arias with a Twist, "a stupendously madcap, brilliantly imagined fantasy, where the soaring song stylings of chanteuse Joey Arias are surrounded by an eye-popping theatrical wonderland conjured by a team of six puppeteers directed by the legendary Basil Twist."

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  • The U.S. premiere of the award-winning Belarus Free Theatre's Discover Love, "a gripping original drama based on the true story of dissident Irina Krasovskaya and her husband Anatoly."
  • The world premiere of Under Polaris, "the latest mix of projected animation, live theatre and electronic music by young Los Angeles-based multimedia ensemble Cloud Eye Control." For tickets and more information about REDCAT's fall 2009 season, contact REDCAT's (213) 237-2800 or visit REDCAT.org.

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