for May/June 2002:
FUGARD RETURNS TO TAPER WITH NEW PLAY SORROWS AND REJOICINGS, a new play by Athol Fugard, will open May 23 at the Mark Taper Forum for a five-week run.
The drama is set in Fugard's beloved homeland of the Karoo, the semi-arid region in the heart of South Africa, and deals with the impact of apartheid on a white poet, exiled for speaking out against the racist regime, and the two women in his life--one white, the other black. Starring in the play are John Glover and Judith Light, joined by Brienin Nequa Bryant and Cynthia Martells.
Light and Glover both performed in SORROWS AND REJOICINGS at the Second Stage Theatre in New York. Fugard directs his own work. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave. Call (213) 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson.com
THE SUMMER WINDS BLOW
MOLIERE IN LA JOLLA
Geoff Hoyle, a famed vaudeville clown (most recently seen on Broadway as Zazu in THE LION KING), will return to the Playhouse in HOYLE IN ONE. The show will journey to the Edinburgh Festival after its Playhouse trial (June 18-July 14).
new play WHEN GRACE COMES IN will have its world premiere on July 30,
directed by Seattle Rep's Sharon Ott. It follows the
Charles L. Mee's WINTERTIME
follows Aug. 13-15, with Jose Rivera's ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN coming
next, Sept. 17-Oct. 20. Jo Bonney is the director. Rivera's latest focuses
on the matriarch of a Puerto
The final production will be Mabou Mines' innovative and magical retelling of Peter Pan, entitled PETER & WENDY. Music is by Johnny Cunningahm. Sept. 29-Nov. 10.
La Jolla Playhouse is located at Torrey Pines Rd. Call (858- 550-1010 or visit www.lajollaplayhouse.com
COSTA, MESA, CA-- The road companies of two famous Broadway musicals will be seen at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in May and June.
THE MUSIC MAN by Meredith Willson marches into Segerstrom Hall May 1-5, with the Sat. May 4 matinee to be sign-language interpreted.
SOUTH PACIFIC by Rodgers & Hammerstein follows (June 4-9). Starring in the show (as Emile de Becque) is Robert Goulet, who made the role his own during the 1987-88 revival that toured the United States and Canada.
Call Ticketmaster or (714) 740-7878 or (213) 365-3500 or visit www.ocpac.org
NOHO THEATRE & ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY
N. HOLLYWOOD-- The NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a two-day event (May 18 & 19) that features a mix of entertainment, visual arts, crafts and theater events. The focus is on family fun--and it's also free.
The location is the corner of Lankershim and Magnolia Boulevards, 11 AM-8 PM. For full information, visit www.nohoartsdistrict.com
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