Jan 13 - Jan 22 2017
Considered by Arthur Conan Doyle to be his best Holmes story, it’s a classic “locked room mystery,” so Holmes is in top form with all his investigative and deductive skills on display. His client is a young woman who is being terrorized by an invisible predator and antagonized by her step father. Holmes and Watson are up against a formidable enemy as they attempt to discover the method of their client’s sister’s death and her murderer, while keeping their client from meeting the same fate! It all makes for an exciting old-time-radio show, performed with live sound effects, and webcast live.
Jan 29 2017
Author and Professor Andrea Mays THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE BARD Shakespeare’s First Folio is the most valuable book in the world. Recently, one sold for more than five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of Henry Clay Folger, the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession. In her presentation, Professor Mays will discuss her vivid journey into the literary and theatrical world of King James’ England juxtaposed with what she has uncovered about Henry Clay Folger’s secret life. You’ll be surprised to learn not only how the Folger library came into existence, but also how it ended up with such a plum location!
Feb 24 - Mar 18 2017
In the dark comedy, Measure for Measure, virtue struggles against powerful hypocrisy and, in the end, should mercy temper justice? In the beginning of the play, self-indulgence and moral decay are so pervasive in Vienna, that the Duke takes a drastic step. He puts in charge a self-righteous man, who makes quick judgments and administers drastic punishments…until he meets a beautiful nun, who begs him to temper his actions with mercy. Disguises and the old “bed trick” come into play as traps are set and sprung. Will virtue triumph? Or will hypocrisy win the day? A play for our times.
Mar 26 2017
Professor Bradac will discuss “Actors, Audience and the First Folio!" In 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, members of his acting company compiled and published 36 of his plays into what is known as the First Folio. It is the closest document we have to what Shakespeare actually wrote and examines how the plays may have been spoken by his company. An essential tool for actors examining a character, the First Folio is a treasure trove of information for player and reader alike! For more information about Professor Bradac, click on his name above. For free reservations, click below.
Apr 15 2017
Author, Poet, and UCLA Professor Robert Watson The Romeo and Juliet Nobody Knows Everyone knows this story: the implacable feud between the Montague and Capulet families dooms their offspring – a pair of young lovers – to tragic ends. But a clue in the original texts that has remained erased for centuries offers a glimpse of a happier ending. Combining old-fashioned textual research with new-fangled computer data-mining not only shows that Shakespeare’s artistry was even more brilliantly intricate than has been understood, but also explains why, during the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, that artistry has led nearly every editor and director of this play astray at a crucial moment. Robert Watson will reveal all!
Apr 30 2017
Kimberly Huth, PhD, Assistant Professor, English Department, California State University Dominguez Hills. Thinking and Feeling with Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays ask us to engage intellectually and emotionally with the characters on stage, experiences that involve our bodies as well as our minds. This discussion will explore how Shakespeare represents the processes of thinking and feeling, the often-overwhelming effects of passion, and the value of emotion for ourselves and our social lives.
FLEX PASS CARD
The ultimate in flexibility and convenience. This ‘open’ pass is redeemable for 10 tickets to the Richard Goad Theatre. Attend 10 individual performances throughout the season (Jan-Dec 2017), or bring a companion to five performances, or use your pass for one or two family nights out…it is good for any combination amounting to ten tickets. It's up to you! Just call the Theatre at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your seats. Price: $100
Mini Flex Pass
The Mini pass is $50 for 4 entries to the theatre.
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