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NEWS RELEASE — MOTH THEATRE PRESENTS “MINE” BY RYAN SURRATT — OPENING FRIDAY 3/11 at 8pm

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MOTH THEATRE
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
RYDEMPTION ENTERTAINMENT
PRESENTS
MINE
A NEW PLAY BY RYAN SURRATT
DIRECTED BY JUSTIN HUEN

MARCH 10 — APRIL 16

Mine logoMoth Theatre has announced the first production of its 2016 season, Mine by Ryan Surratt. Presented in association with Rydemption Entertainment and directed by Justin Huen, Mine will play one preview performance on March 10 and opening is set for Friday, March 11 at 8pm. The run will continue through April 16.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) James Oliver, Nicole Steinwedell, and Ryan Surratt. Production design is by Justin Huen and Ryan Surratt and the stage manager is Lauren Kelly.

Mine is the tale of two childhood friends who are forced to traverse the minefield of their relationship after a dangerous incident occurs. Run time is 70 minutes.

Ryan Surratt (Playwright) graduated from USC with degrees in Business and Film. Mine is the first play he has written for the stage. His film Fatherland is currently in pre-production. As an actor, Surratt’s stage credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Extremities, Reasons To Be Pretty, The Crucible, Speed the Plow, and many others. Among his TV and film credits are MGM’s remake of Fame and Sony’s The Ugly Truth; CSI Cyber, Mistresses, and more.

Justin Huen (Director) is a multi-award-nominated actor/director/designer who has worked in intimate and regional theatres across the country. His work as a director has been seen in critically acclaimed productions including Their Eyes Saw Rain, Money Shot, and Dawgs. As an actor, Huen was recently seen in the Getty Villa production of Mojada. In January 2015, his set and lighting design work were featured in the Ovation Award-nominated production of Proof at Moth Theatre.

Mine is set to open on Friday, March 11 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm through April 16 only. Admission is $25 and tickets may be purchased online at picatic.com/mine or by phone at (213) 249-2062.

The Moth Theatre is located at 4359 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90029. Entrance to the theatre is through the alley in the back, on Heliotrope.

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02-01-16

PRESS RELEASE — MOTH THEATRE COMPANY RETURNS WITH “PROOF” BY DAVID AUBURN — OPENS THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 8PM

MOTH THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS
THE PULITZER PRIZE AND TONY AWARD-WINNING PLAY
PROOF
BY DAVID AUBURN
DIRECTED BY JOHN MARKLAND

JANUARY 15 — FEBRUARY 15, 2015

ProofNow ready to unveil its newly remodeled space, the Moth Theatre Company is proud to announce its return with a new production of Proof by David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Directed by John MarklandProof will open on Thursday, January 15 and run through February 15 only.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Amanda Brooks, John Cirigliano, Chris Marquette, and Felicity Price. Production design is by Justin Huen and Proof is produced for The Moth Theatre Company by Brenda Davidson.

Proof was originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in May, 2000 and transferred to Broadway in October of that year. Along with Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, the play also won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

On the eve of her 25th birthday, a troubled young woman’s brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician, dies. Now she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, and the attentions of a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks the father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw the young woman into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

Proof is set to open on Thursday, January 15 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm through February 15 only. Admission is $25 and may be purchased online at www.moththeatre.com or by phone at (323) 609-3676.

The Moth Theatre is located at 4359 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, 90029. Entrance to the theatre is through the alley in the back, on Heliotrope.

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12-30-14

Announcing: MainStreet Theatre Company Presents ‘Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga,’ A World Premiere by Luis Alfaro

MainStreet Theatre Company
Presents the World Premiere of
Aesop in Rancho CucamongaBy Luis Alfaro
Directed by Robert Castro

Three Weeks Only
October 26 — November 10

MainStreet Theatre Company logoMainStreet Theatre Company has announced the first production of its 2013/2014 season, Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga, a world premiere play by Luis Alfaro and directed by Robert Castro. Now in its eighth season, MainStreet Theatre Company commissioned this adaptation of Aesop’s Fables with a generous grant from the James Irvine Foundation. The production, which is also supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, will play two school performances on October 25 and open to the public on Saturday, October 26 at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, November 10 only.

MainStreet’s first-ever world premiere, Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga is the tale of a California bear cub that wanders down from the foothills, gets lost in Victoria Gardens, and has to find her way back home. Away from her clan, she begins her journey and along the way she meets ants, lizards, and a cactus who tell her stories (Aesop’s Fables, adapted). During the cub’s extraordinary adventure, valuable life lessons are learned, not the least of which is the importance of family and community. Entertainment for the entire family, ages five and up.

The cast of Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga will feature (in alphabetical order) Amielynn Abellera, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Justin Huen, Michael Manuel, Armando Ortega, and Tony Sancho. Scenic design is by Francois-Pierre Couture, lighting design is by Ben Zamora, costume design is by Raquel Barreto, sound design and original music is by John Zalewski, and Mary Michele Miner is production stage manager. Mireya (Murry) Hepner serves as producer for the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s MainStreet Theatre Company.

Playwright Luis Alfaro was born and raised in downtown Los Angeles, and he is a multi‐ award-winning Chicano writer/performer known for his work in poetry, theatre, short stories, performance, and journalism. Alfaro is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, and is the 2013 Joyce Foundation Fellow. He is the first Playwright‐in‐Residence in the 80 year history of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the largest repertory theatre in the United States. Alfaro’s plays have been produced at regional theatres throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Director Robert Castro is known for his stylized movement and highly visual approach, and is returning to direct his sixth production for MainStreet. Castro’s work has been mounted at some of the premiere regional theatres and performance schools in the nation, including the Santa Fe Opera, the Mark Taper Forum, and the La Jolla Playhouse. His distinctive interpretations of classic children’s stories for MainStreet include Dreams of Anne Frank, Ferdinand the Bull, Treasure Island, A Wrinkle in Time and Aladdin’s Luck. Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga will reunite Castro with Alfaro, two unique artists who last worked together at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2002.

The MainStreet Theatre Company produces creative, imaginative, high quality theatre productions especially for children and family audiences, usually based on contemporary or classic children’s literature. It is the resident professional theatre company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, an intimate 536-seat venue which is located in the 89,000-square-foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The complex is located off the I‐15 at Foothill Boulevard, at 12505 Cultural Center Drive in Rancho Cucamonga.

Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga will play performances on weekends for family audiences (Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm and Sundays at 1pm, except for opening weekend when there is only one performance on Saturday, October 26 at 4pm), and on weekday mornings for school groups, through November 10. Supported by the Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation, the opening performance on October 26 at 4pm is “Foundation Family Saturday,” and all tickets are $9.50. An Opening Night Party Package is available for $20, which includes a ticket to the show and the post-performance party. For regular performances, tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for children (age 12 and under), and for seniors (age 60 and up). New this season are the Foundation Family Flex Packs — tickets are $12 each if purchased in packs of four or more for the same performance. To purchase tickets, call (909) 477-2752 or go to www.LewisFamilyPlayhouse.com. The box office at the Lewis Family Playhouse is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Free parking is available.

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09-19-13