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FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!
The time has come, the time is now, to speak of exciting things!PANNDORA'S BOX is happening this weekend, October 11, 12, 13, at LoungEX, EXPO Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA. Here is the long awaited line up of events:
Friday, October 11, at 8pm
CRISIS by Larry Herold
directed by Pete Taylor
with Brian Byers, Derek Long, Tom Sandoval, Pete Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, and Karen Wray
Jack is a CEO. He screwed up. Margot is a crisis manager. She's called in to make it all better. Jack's gonna be totally on board with that. Right?A fast paced comedy by the author of "Sports Page," a 2010 PBox winner.
Saturday, October 12, at 3pm
TRIBUNAL by Mark Milo Kessler
directed by Sonja Berggren
with Kevin Brunner, Carmen Guo, Derek Long, Pam Paulson, Phoef Sutton, Pete Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, and Karen Wray
With her defeated leaders on trial, Hannelore Schneider struggles to escape postwar Nuremberg for a Nazi safe haven in South America. She meets a translator for the trial, their fates become intertwined, and his enigmatic kindness forces her to confront the consequences of her unquestioned ideology.
Saturday, October 12, at 6pm
FRAGILE THING CRACKS by Ben Jolivet
directed by Karen Wray
with Matthew Dominico, Jeff Gilbank, Caitlin Lowerre, Pam Paulson, Kevin Ragsdale, Jordan Simkovic, and Corey Zetterberg
Leo has always been unlucky in love, but tonight he knows he's found his soulmate in the mysterious Geoff. When the handsome stranger dies in Leo's bed, things look bad for the relationship--and for Leo's sanity as he quickly discovers his bond with Geoff may be stronger than death.
Sunday, October 13, at 3pm
BLUE/WHITNEY by Steven Haworth
directed by Katie Chidester
with J.J. Boone, Caitlin Bryson, Tiffanee Hall, Arturo Jones, Derek Long, Cameron Moore, Amber Scott, Pete Taylor and Rebecca Taylor.
Dana Wing's home is elegant and safe but her 15 year old daughter Whitney runs away and is killed. Dana needs to understand why. When she witnesses the interrogation of Virgil, the black kid accused of killing her Whitney, she becomes convinced of two things: Virgil is innocent, and she has no idea who her daughter was.
Sunday, October 13, at 6pm
THE NIGHT HERON TREE by Cecilia Fannon
directed by Pete Taylor
with Sonja Berggren, Pete Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, and Karen Wray
A woman must choose between the known and the unknowable when she meets a mysterious stranger.
FESTIVAL ~ Oct. 11-13 ~ EXPO, Long Beach, CA
The art and craft of playwrighting can be a lonely experience. With Panndora's Box, we provide playwrights with a forum in which their plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction.
We hope you will join us for the full experience of all the plays. We ask a $10 suggested donation per play, or $25 for the entire Festival.
No reservations are needed or taken.
"OUT OF THE BOX" at Long Beach Playhouse ~
More good news! Panndora has been selected as one of the participating companies in Long Beach Playhouse's Collaborative. Our production will be a play from Panndora's Box! Dates are March 28, 29, 30, and April 4, 5, 6, 2014.
In each of the past two years, we have produced a play out of Panndora's Box ~ Catching the Butcher by Adam Seidel this past February and Hook Ups by Alexandra Petri in 2012. Both plays were hits with critics and audiences alike. Panndora is committed now more than ever to producing works we find through Panndora's Box.
We are grateful to Long Beach Playhouse for giving us a venue to do just that!