LOS ANGELES -- The British company Playbox Theatre, one of Europe's top children's theatre companies, has brought three of its touring productions to the Santa Monica Playhouse for a brief stay.
Oct. 27 saw the production of Diane Samuel's Kindertransport, directed by Marky King. On Oct. 29 at 7 PM the company will unveil Servant of Two Masters, a commedia dell'Arte spectacle based on Carlo Goldoni's extravagant comedy, directed by Stewart McGill. On Fri. Oct. 30 Stratford-upon-Avon's alternative rock group Cockahoop Honeycakes, four teenage actor/musician/performers, will make its American debut.
The 1998 Playbox tour celebrates an on-going exchange program for youth in which the Playhouse and its international sister companies tour productions, host workshops and share artistic visions with young people around the world.
Playbox was founded in 1986, has over 800 members and operates out of six bases throughout England. Artistic directors King and McGill work with members aged 2-21 on an extensive performing arts program, sharing everything from basic acting skills to advanced circus training.
Call (310) 394-9779 ext. 1. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent