Laity Theatre Company Presents
A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by
James A. Goins
Directed by James A. Goins
in The LAB Theatre
Preview: Sat. & Sun. July 30th & 31st 7:45PM
Show Running: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:45PM
& Sunday 2PM
July 30th – Aug.20th
Showing August 19-28
Antelope Valley Thespians Present
Hunger for Paradise
AUGUST 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
HUNGER FOR PARADISE
by Eric M. Martin
Winner of the 2010 AVT New American West Play Competition
Produced by arrangement with Eric M. Martin, Quartz Hill, CA.
AVT is pleased to bring to the stage the premiere of this new, character-driven drama by local playwright Eric M. Martin. The history of the American West is replete with nostalgia and stories of the migration westward to a promised land of opportunity in California, Oregon, and the bounty of the western frontier. Many of these settlers built new lives and made transformative changes to themselves, our society, and to the land itself. But what about those for whom the promise failed to deliver? Set in the modern day, this play explores the hunger for something new that often drives us to break for greener pastures… only to discover that, sometimes, the emptiness inside from which we run cannot be filled so easily. Rather, it pursues us despite all superficial remedies — and instead of looking forward in the way we hoped, life sometimes leaves us to wonder might have been.
AVT is committed to cultivating a local community of playwrights, collaborating with them to bring their work to the stage for full production, and paying them a fair royalty just like any published work. Accordingly, we hold all original play submissions to the same standard as the published work we consider. Learn more about our engagement with local writers and our process for bringing original work to the stage on our Playwrights Page.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm.
This production is in rehearsal. Online ticketing for this production is not yet available.
Jessie Ann Hassan, Director
Juliana Katzman, Stage Manager