Antelope Valley Thespians present HUNGER FOR PARADISE

4th August
2011
posted by Nalin

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.

STARRING: Kevin J. Hogan, Melissa Martin, Will Nicolai, Stevelon Mims, and Juan Juarez.

AUG 19-28, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm at the Antelope Valley Winery (20th W at Avenue M in Lancaster).

General seating, $9.
Students, $6 cash only at the door.

Fri, Aug 19 is a preview performance. All tickets are $5, and Patrons of AVT get in free! Join us afterward at Sagebrush Cafe (50th W at Avenue L-14 in Quartz Hill) for a reception with cast, crew, and the playwright.

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