The Los Angeles-based classical company has announced plans to present double-cast productions of John Marston’s The Malcontent and Peace in Our Time. Also scheduled is a six-week festival of classic work.
Elizabeth Swain will stage The Malcontent, from April 28-June 19. Antaeus describes the play as a "viciously funny, filthy and surprising Jacobean masterpiece. The usurped Duke of Genoa takes the disguise of the outrageous Malevole (the titular Malcontent) to spy on the corrupt foibles of the new Duke and his unctuous cronies. Disguises, false deaths, seductions, deceptions, and adulteries all drive the plot of this enormously entertaining play."
In the fall, Casey Stangle will direct Coward's anti-war play Peace in Our Time, featuring choreography by Groener (Crazy for You, Antaeus' King Lear), which will run Oct. 13-Dec. 11. The production marks the U.S. debut of Barry Creyton's adaptation, which asks, "What might life in England have been like if the Nazis had won the Battle of Britain?"
Classicfest 2011, comprising workshops, readings, and special events, will be presented July 12-Aug 19.
Tickets are available by calling (818) 506-1983. For further information visit Antaeus.