LOS ANGELES -- Circus Theatricals, the theatre troupe headed by Jack Stehlin, is taking up a two-year residence at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.
CT, which was formerly located at the Hudson Guild Theatre, will move into its new digs in July.
Stehlin and the Odyssey's artistic director Ron Sossi have made a joint commitment to "co-mingle and co-produce." The two met when the former played Charlie Fox in the recent nine-month run of David Mamet's Speed the Plow at the Odyssey.
"I belive that this move is an extremely positive and creative move forward," said Stehlin. "I have immense respect for Sossi and his entire organization. This year the Odyssey is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and it's still going strong. We feel great about setting up camp and joining forces."
Circus Theatricals (formerly The Hudson Guild) was founded in 1995 by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Welles. In just four short years the group has produced seven mainstage productions, seven one-act festivals and numerous workshops of new plays. For more information call (310) 442- 0816.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent