FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/13/96
CONTACT: East L.A. Classic Theatre
Armen Derian, (818) 995-7399
or Lelia Goldoni, (310) 475-9866
or Cal State L.A. Public Affairs
Carol Selkin, (323) 343-3050
From September 27 through November 3, 1996
Los Angeles, CA -- September 13, 1996 -- East L.A. Classic
Theatre (ECT) in collaboration with the School of Arts and Letters
at California State University, Los Angeles presents William
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The comedy
will be performed at the CSLA Arena Theatre from Friday,
September 27 through Sunday, November 3, 1996. Performances
are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Directed by Carlos Carrasco, this whimsical play about "mistaken
identities and triumphant love" features a professional cast
of actors donning period costumes and beautifully crafted masks,
ECT's original music score, live singing and dancing. Carrasco,
who has directed his own company on the East Coast, most recently
co-starred in the movie "Speed."
The cast for this performance includes Robert Adanto,
Yolanda Androzza, Richard Augustine, Melissa Flores, Ruth Livier,
David Keith Miller, Juan Monsalvez and Liane Schirner. The alternate
cast members are Blanca Marcillach, Joseph Palmas, Rae Ritke and
Carlos San Miguel.
This performance will be ECT's fifth collaboration with CSLA. The first play the company performed
at CSLA was A Touch of Poet in 1992, followed by The
Price, Mirandoliina and Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.
East L.A. Classic Theatre, founded in 1992 by Executive Director
Tony Plana, is dedicated to providing training and performance
opportunities for Latino theatre professionals.
The University is located at the San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway,
Eastern Avenue exit, at the interchange of the I-10 and I-710
Freeways. For more information or tickets to the performance,
please call (323) 343-4118.
WHAT & WHO:
East L.A. Classic Theatre in collaboration with Cal State L.A.
presents William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's
Friday, September 27 through Sunday, November 3, 1996.
Show time: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m.
Cal State L.A. Arena Theatre. The University is located
at the San Bernardino Freeway, Eastern Avenue exit, at the interchange
of the I-10 and I-710 Freeways.
The performances are underwritten by Miller Brewing Company. For information or tickets to the performance, call (323) 343-4118.