WILL GEER’S THEATRICUM BOTANICUM ANTELOPE VALLEY THEATRE PROGRAM

WILL GEER’S THEATRICUM BOTANICUM

ANTELOPE VALLEY THEATRE PROGRAM

Professional Performances * Classes * Community Festival

In the Antelope Valley October and November 2014

 

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is returning to the Antelope Valley with a brand new production of William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy As You Like It and classes for all ages from its award-winning theatre education program, all offered exclusively in the Antelope Valley.

 

Theatricum Botanicum is a critically acclaimed, professional theatre company located in the mountains of Topanga Canyon. Theatricum has brought high-quality performances and classes to Southern California for over 40 years. The 2014 season alone has garnered four L.A. Times Critics’ Picks and prompted Stage Scene LA to write “Perfect… Shakespeare doesn’t get any better than this.” Now, they are proud to announce the second year of Theatricum Botanicum’s Antelope Valley Theatre Program – a three part venture, featuring PerformancesClasses, and a Community Festival all available in the AV this October and November.

 

Performances of Shakespeare’s As You Like It

·         Sunday, October 12 at 3:00p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center

o   call 661-723-5950 or visit www.lpac.org for tickets

·         Saturday, November 1 at 7:30p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse

o   call 661-267-5685 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse for tickets

·         Friday, November 21 at 7:30p.m. at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre

o   call 661-722-6580 or email ticket@avc.edu for tickets

All tickets are only $5, and are free for both those 15 and under and 65 and older!

 

As You Like It tells the story of best friends Rosalind and Celia, who travel to the Forest of Arden in disguise to escape banishment, find love, and discover family. Accompanied by the clown Touchstone, As You Like It is one of Shakespeare most beloved comedies and is appropriate for all ages! Theatricum’s production sets the tale in post Civil War America, and enhances the story with classic American folk music and dance.

 

Classes

A chance to enjoy acting, writing, dance, or fencing/stage combat. Theatricum’sClasses are taught by theatre and education professionals.

·         Adult Acting Residency, Mondays October 13 – November 17, 7:00-9:00p.m

o   offered at the Lowtree Wellness Home and open to community members 18 and up.

·         Writing and Performing Residency, Thursdays October 16 – November 20, 9:30-11:00a.m

o   offered at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors and open to community members 55 and older.

·         Elizabethan Dance Workshop, Thursdays October 30- November 20, 12:30-2:00p.m. 

o   offered at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors and open to community members 55 and older.

·         Fencing and Stage Combat Workshop, Wednesdays October 22 – November 19, 3:30-5:30p.m. 

o   offered at Palmdale Oasis Community Center and open to community members 15 and older.

·         Family Acting Class, Saturdays October 11 – November 15, 3:00-5:00p.m

o   offered at Arbor Court Community Theatre and open to families of all ages (must be at least one adult and one youth enrolled together)

All classes have a one-time enrollment fee of only $10, and include the opportunity to perform your work at the Community Festival on November 22! Contact Frank Weidner at avtpreserve@gmail.com, call 920-918-1706, or visitwww.facebook.com/avtheatreprogram to sign up or for more information.

 

Community Festival

Students of all AVTP classes will perform in the culminating Community Festival which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE!!

·         Saturday November 22, 2:00 pm at Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre

o   call 661-722-6580 or email ticket@avc.edu for tickets

For more information or to arrange interviews regarding Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s Antelope Valley Theatre Program, please contact Frank Weidnger, Community Outreach Coordinator at 920-918-1706 or at avtpreserve@gmail.com

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