FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/14/96
Contact: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
BENCHES: ZOO STORY AND THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON
OF THE YEAR
What & Who:
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Cal State L.A.
presents Benches: Albee's Zoo Story and Guare's The Loveliest Afternoon
of the Year. Directed by Cal State L.A. undergraduate
student Emil Ahangarzadeh.
December 6 - 8, 1996.
Show time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.;
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Cal State L.A. Arena Theatre. The University is located
at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at
the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.
Emil Ahangarzadeh has worked professionally in both design and
production with such artists as John Malkovich, Donald O'Conner
and Patrick Morse. Last spring he was nominated for an Irene
Ryan acting award and will be competing in Cedar City, Utah this
In Zoo Story, Edward Albee, the author of Who's Afraid
of Virginia Woolf and Three Tall Women, uses a Central
Park bench to take his audience through a whirlwind of emotions
and realities. In The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year,
John Guare, the author of Six Degrees of Separation and
House of Blue Leaves, uses the same bench to present a
meeting of He and She in a style reminiscent of Beckett and Kafka.
General admission: $8 and students/senior citizens: $5.
For tickets or more information, call the CSLA Box Office at (323)