Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trauma - Maybe the Final Episode

Well, San Francisco's latest TV show, Trauma, may have just aired its last episode. The Nielsen Ratings are not that good and NBC needs to get itself out of the tank. I hope that somehow it will resurrect itself but right now it doesn't look good. This is a blow for local actors who were finally getting a well deserved chance at making inroads into network television. The show seemed to be employing more actors than Nash Bridges had fifteen years ago.

So here is what may be the final episode of the show. Let's hope not.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ticket Discount for The Illusion this Saturday at The Pear Avenue Theatre

For this SaturdayMarch 20th onlyGet 40% off the ticket price!
General Seating $15 & Students/Seniors $10
Send e-mail to tickets@thepear.org to secure your discount
Type "3/20 Discount" in the title of the e-mail

The show runs through April 3rd. 
Web site: www.thepear.org

Friday, March 05, 2010

The Pear Avenue Theatre - The Illusion - Opens March 19th, 2010

The Pear Avenue Theatre - The Illusion - Opens March 19th, 2010


directed by

Michael Champlin


cast (click on Name for Bio and Picture)

Isaac Benelli
Bill Davidovich
Monique Hafen
Jim Johnson
Drew Ledbetter
Sepideh Moafi
Ray Renati*
Patricia Tyler

*Member, Actors Equity


Speed the Plow Calendar


Artistic Staff

Director Michael Champlin
Set Designer Ron Gasparinetti
Stage Manager Shannon Wass
Lighting Designer Michael Sokolsky
Costume Designer Rebecca Ennals
Sound Designer Valerie Clear

The Play

The Illusion is a play by Tony Kushner, adapted from Pierre Corneille's seventeenth-century comedy, L'Illusion Comique. It follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son from the sorcerer Alcandre. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man's life. Inexplicably, each scene finds the boy in a slightly different world where names change and allegiances shift. Pridamant watches, but only as the strange tale reaches its conclusion does he learn the ultimate truth about his son.
The Illusion has a lighter mood than Kushner's most famous play, Angels in America, but the two plays share a love of poetic dialogue and theatricality.

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