A Midsummer Night's Dream (opens July 5-September 2)
The Comedy of Errors (opens August 2-September 1)
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!
A Midsummer Night's Dream:
In a fantastical Athens surrounded by an enchanted wood, the lines between dreaming and waking are deliciously blurred. As the wedding of Duke Theseus to his captured Amazonian bride approaches, a group of tradesmen rehearse a play celebrate the nuptials. In the shadows alongside them, the King and Queen of the fairies do battle, lovers succumb to magic and to each other, while forest spirits seek to unravel the mysteries of the human heart. This production of Shakespeare's most intoxicating comedy is staged with athletic abandon and dazzling costumes: perfect for the whole family.
Julia Aks, Richard Azurdia, Danny Campbell, Melissa Chalsma, Joe Culliton, Thomas Ehas, Luis Galindo, Mary Claire Garcia, Mary Guilliams, Aisha Kabia, Lovelle Liquigan, Andre Martin, Xavi Moreno, Ashley Nguyen, Nikhil Pai, Kelsey Porter, Sean Pritchett, Bernadette Sullivan, Erwin Tuazon
The Comedy of Errors:
Do you ever feel that something in your life is missing? The Mediterranean Island of Ephesus at the tail end of WWII is a dangerous place. Locked in a battle with neighboring Syracuse, the town is suspicious of strangers. Into this place, two men come to town seeking to find themselves, but inadvertently cut a path of chaos. During the upheaval, love is lost and found, lives are saved, and a community is restored. A live band and period dancing complete Shakespeare’s most compact and fast-paced comedy.
Featuring: Richard Azurdia, Joseph Culliton, Thomas Ehas, Mary Guilliams, Aisha Kabia, Andre Martin, David Melville, Xavi Moreno, Bobby Plasencia, Sean Pritchett, Bernadette Sullivan, Claudia Vazquez
Griffith Park FREE Shakespeare Festival at The Old Zoo in Griffith Park
nearby 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027 GPS coordinates of the closest parking lot: 34.134071,-118.285047
This production is made possible by in part by The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, The Office of Council District 4, Tom LaBonge, Atwater Village NC, Greater Griffith Park NC, East Hollywood NC, and the generous contributions of Independent Shakespeare Co. supporters and contributors.
HAMLET by William Shakespeare directed by Melissa Chalsma
Join us in Elsinore, beginning January 21
Experience Hamlet in a whole new way.
After intense audience reaction to our production last summer in Griffith Park, we realized we weren't done with Denmark just yet.
This time around, we're re-imagining the play, stripping it down to its elemental essentials, and inviting you to share the play with us in a studio setting. You'll never get closer to the action than this.
The cast includes: Richard Azurdia, Thomas Ehas, Ahmad Enani, Luis Galindo, Mary Guilliams, Andre Martin, David Melville, Xavi Moreno, Sean Pritchett, Erika Soto, Bernadette Sullivan and Erwin Tuazon.
January21-February19 (No Performances February 4 or 5) Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm
ISCStudio Atwater Crossing Arts and Innovation Complex 3191 Casitas Avenue, Suite 168 Los Angeles, 90039 (818) 710-6306
"When this cast is on, they are on fire - most notably company newcomer Richard Azurdia."- DENVER POST
"exorbitantly talented Richard Azurdia."- BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS, Denver
Denver Center Theatre Company presents
AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSé by Richard Montoya Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney Directed by Sam Woodhouse
In this brash new comedy, Juan Jose pulls an all-nighter to take his U.S. citizenship exam so he can bring his family to America. Delirious and sleep-deprived, he is visited by a cast of crazy and diverse figures from U.S. history. Created and developed by L.A.’s theatre collective, Culture Clash, American Night is a fresh, theatrical portrait of “Coming to America”.
Featuring: Richard Azurdia*, Kacy-Earl David*, David DeSantos*, Daphne Gaines*, Sam Gregory*, Ruy Iskandar*, Rodney Lizcano*, Dena Martinez*, Libby West* *Members of Actors Equity Association
Group Sales: Contact us at 303.446.4829 to ask about discounts.
Scenic Design by Robin Sanford Roberts Costume Design by Christina Wright Lighting Design by Charles R. MacLeod Sound Design by William Burns Dramaturgy by Douglas Langworthy Choreography by Ken Roht Fight Direction by Geoffrey Kent Projection Design by Charlie Miller
"Other memorable performances were also delivered by Mr. Azurdia..." - Buzzine
"Actors and roles that stand out are... and Richard Azurdia, who plays many Hispanic characters, but, above all, is the most amusing of the annotators." - SoCal
The Chinese Massacre (Annotated) A World Premiere by Tom Jacobson Directed by Jeff Liu
1871 Los Angeles was a violent, vicious town. Suspected criminals were often hanged by vigilante groups and lawlessness had reached its peak. The Chinese Massacre (Annotated) tells the story of the first race riot in Los Angeles and the dangerous Wild West town that became the metropolis we know today.
featuring: Richard Azurdia*, Warren Davis, Anna Douglas, Elizabeth Ho*, Ross Kurt Le, Jully Lee, Alex Levin, West Liang*, Johanna McKay*, Silas Weir Mitchell*, Gary Patent*, Jack Sochet*, Lisa Tharps* and Ryun Yu* *Members of Actors Equity Association
set design: Sibyl Wickersheimer lighting design: Tom Ontiveros costume design: Dianne K. Graebner sound design: Dennis Yen dialect coach: Tracy Winters assisted by Tuffet Schmelzle production stage manager: Katherine E. Haan
Circle X Theatre Co. is a not-for-profit ensemble of artists dedicated to highly provocative, boldly theatrical productions of new and rarely-seen plays and the development of new works for the stage. We believe in imagination over budget, adrenaline over inertia, irreverence over convention and excellence over all.