PRESS RELEASE — COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY “ANDRONICUS” / CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LA MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE ON FRIDAY 7/25
COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY
AND ITS PRODUCTION OF
WILL PARTNER WITH
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
FOR MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE
FRIDAY, JULY 25 FROM 12PM—5PM
Coeurage Theatre Company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Managing Director), LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, has announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the Andronicus Blood Drive, a community event in Silver Lake on Friday, July 25 from 12pm—5pm. Coeurage approached CHLA with the notion of turning the negativity of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play into a positive and this blood donation event is the result.
The Andronicus Blood Drive is set to take place in CHLA’s mobile blood unit which will be parked next door to the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe at 2030 Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake. Blood donors will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to see Shakespeare’s Andronicus which is now playing through August 17. They will automatically be entered into a raffle with chances to win various prizes from Coeurage, the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe, and other restaurants and merchants in the Silver Lake area. The lot next to the theatre where the mobile unit will be parked has been generously provided by Medicus Graphics Center.
To make an appointment to donate, go to www.coeurage.rsvpify.com. The donation process takes approximately 60 minutes, which should be taken into consideration when booking a time. Refreshments will be provided, and Coeurage Theatre Company members will be present to meet and greet all who come to give blood.
In Andronicus, deliciously twisted humor gives way to unexpected poignancy in this bold take on William Shakespeare’s original horror play The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus. Reveling in the darkest corners of human nature, Andronicus is a streamlined adaptation of Shakespeare’s most violent play; the bard’s masterful dramatic structure and brutal tale of revenge have been carefully preserved. Of the Coeurage production, Jason Rohrer at StageAndCinema.com said, “Director Jeremy Lelliott understands and makes clear pretty much all that may be found in the text to disgust and to amuse … he packs [the theatre] with bodies and action that threaten to overspill the [playing] area … this is a good thing in a highly emotional show. It’s an exciting and worthwhile production.”
The running schedule for Andronicus is as follows — Fridays, July 25, August 1, 8, and 15 at 8pm; Saturdays, July 26 and August 9 at 8pm; Sundays, August 3 and 17 at 7pm. All seats are available on a ‘Pay What You Want’ basis and may be reserved online at www.coeurage.org/tickets or by calling (323) 944-2165.
The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe is located at 2106 Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles, 90027. Street parking is available.
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