ClassicsFest 2008

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Opened Jun 27, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

EXPLORATION, PROCESS AND POLISH. Antaeus presents the 4th Biennial ClassicsFest, a parade of classics in rotating rep at every level of the process - staged readings, workshop productions, late night special events...and a full production of a world premiere musical, American Tales. Euripides' Medea Betrayal, exile, filicide...an unspeakable act of vengance from a woman who has loved and lost all. The boundaries of love and death merge--no one is spared. Tuesday, August 12 & Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00pm Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie Tom, Amanda and Laura Wingfield, and Jim-- their Gentleman Caller-- persist in the void between illusion and reality, and live within us like our own kin. Williams lights candles that burn forever. Thursday, August 14 & Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm Jeffrey Hatcher's Cousin Bette Based on the novel by Honore de Balzac. A sweet, poor relation; a vicious rich family...or is it the other way around? Balzac's depiction of 19th Century French society and the playground of sex, power and money is startled to theatrical life by the author of Compleat Female Stage Beauty. A gorgeous new "old" play. Saturday, August 16 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm

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