A Summer of (Original) Theatre in the Antelope Valley

Several new and original pieces of theatre will be showing this summer in Lancaster and Palmdale through Laity Theatre Company, Antelope Valley Thespians and […there are rumors of a festival of one acts going up in August somewhere…AV Arts Blog will try to find out where and let you know.]

Look for an article about these works – dramas and musicals, full length and one acts – in an upcoming article in the Antelope Valley Press Showcase (weekend). The article is to include interviews with the writers, directors, actors and producers involved in bringing these original productions to Antelope Valley stages

For the time being here is some information to pique your interest:

Laity Theatre Company

Bridget’s Girl
A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by
Barbara Dixon
Music by
James A. Goins
Directed by James A. Goins
in The LAB Theatre
Preview:
Thursday July 28th 7:45PM
Show Running: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:45PM 
& Sunday 2PM 
July 29th – Aug.20th

Antelope Valley Thespians

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.

Check out the websites of these theatre companies for more information. Links are at the top of the sidebar.

Annual Silent Film and Ice Cream Social Friday, July 30

EVENT-Annual Silent Film and Ice Cream Social Friday, July 30 starting at 6 pm at the Western Hotel Museum.

An annual event at the Western Hotel Museum, the silent film screening and ice cream social invites visitors to enjoy a favorite summer pastime while taking in a silent classic from Tinseltown’s golden age.

Guests will also enjoy perusing Western Hotel Museum’s exhibits and learning about the unique history of the Antelope Valley.

This year’s film, The Wind (1928) stars Lillian Gish as Letty, a Virginia woman who resettles in the Texas prairie, and who battles relentless suitors and an even more relentless wind for her happiness and sanity.

Adult admission is $5 for the event; $3 for the movie OR ice cream only. Youth admission (under 12) for the movie is free; ice cream is $2. LMAGA individual members receive one free ticket; family members 2 free tickets.

(cityoflancasterca.org)