East to Edinburgh 2007

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East to Edinburgh features 12 productions en-route to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tuesday, July 10 – Friday, July 13
Rash, written and performed by Jenni Wolfson,
Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 9PM What if your dream job could kill you? A Scottish woman’s autobiographical journey as a UN human rights worker, living and loving under fire in post-genocide Rwanda. Heartbreaking, humorous and hopeful.

Thursday, July 12 – Saturday, July 21
Grasmere, by Kristina Leach Performance Schedule: Thursday – Saturday at 7PM
Lives unravel as jealousy, addiction and love threaten to tear them apart. In the exquisite seclusion of the Lake District, William and Dorothy Wordsworth live happily until the unexpected arrival of old friends promises to change their lives forever.

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15
Stinky Flowers and the Bad Banana, written and performed by Croft Vaughn
Performance Schedule: Friday – Saturday at 9PM, Sunday at 4PM
A young boy, a grandfather’s wisdom, a mother’s sadness. Join Sinclair on a multi-media journey as he discovers meaning in imagination. Warring monkeys and enchanted lakes vividly come to life in a dreamer’s attic.

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 29
Inside Private Lives, created by Kristin Stone
Performance Schedule: Friday & Saturday at 9PM, Sunday 2PM; Friday 7/13 & Saturday 7/14 at 7PM ONLY
Straight from Los Angeles comes this wildly popular interactive theatrical experience. Meet the likes of famous controversial people from the 20th century. The audience decides the fate of controversial figures like cult leader David Koresh, baseball’s Marge Schott, transgendered sweetheart Christine Jorgensen, IRA hungerstriker Bobby Sands to name a few. Angeleno Magazine calls it “the latest craze to take the stage!”

Saturday, July 14
House Divided, written and directed by Sean D. Bennett
Performance Schedule: Saturday at 4PM & 9PM Dad’s birthday cake remains uncut whilst a family strives for peace within the home. A young son, a priest, stands accused of a terrible crime. The church hierarchy closes ranks. Will his family stand by him and can he clear his name?

Saturday, July 14
A Thousand Cranes written by Kathryn Shultz Miller
Performance Schedule: Saturday at 2PM
A true and poignant story of a 12 year old Japanese girl and her battle with her deadly, bomb related Leukemia. She embraces an old legend, that if she makes 1,000 paper cranes her wish will be granted by the Gods. Will she complete her 1,000 paper cranes in time?

Tuesday, July 17 – Thursday, July 19
An Age of Angels written and performed by Mark Soper
Performance Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday at 9PM
Mark Soper’s highly acclaimed Hollywood whodunit. Murder results when a child kicks a ball over a schoolyard fence into traffic. Told in
Roshomon-esque fashion. Ten characters. Ten stories. You decide.

Friday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 24
Guaranteed Laughs or Your Monkey Back created and performed by Happy Hour
Performance Schedule: Friday – Saturday 9PM, Sunday 4PM, Tuesday 9PM
A physical comedy variety show of great proportions! The show has minor acrobatics, some cross dressing, love lost and won, a birthday celebration, a bit of performance art, audience interactions, dance, the fine art of karate, and tons of sweat. Happy Hour will make you want to jump up, take your shirt off and smack your mama!

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 29
Mod, book by Paul Andrew Perez, Music & Lyrics George Griggs, directed by Chantel Pascente
Performances: Tuesday – Sunday at 7PM
It’s 1964 in small-town America and the British Invasion, led by the Beatles, is in full swing. Every teenager is filled with hope, energy and an excitement as powerful as the first chord of A Hard Day’s Night. Rory is determined to be the Fifth Beatle.

Wednesday, July 25 – Saturday, July 28
Tender, written by Shapour Benard
Performances: Wednesday & Thursday at 9PM, Saturday at 4PM
Anna and Sam throw Soledad a surprise birthday party that Julie gleefully crashes. Julie’s arrival sets a series of events into motion that forces Soledad to face her past and question what she truly wants out of life. How will Soledad cope once she finally stops running?

Tuesday, July 24 – Friday, July 27
La Femme est Morte or Why I Should Not F!%# My Son, written and directed by Shoshona Currier
Performances: Tuesday – Friday at 7PM
Live music, frenetic dance, fierce boxing, raw meat. This contemporary adaptation of Phaedra wildly satirizes America’s celebrity obsession in the midst of war. Flash photography is encouraged. Be careful of blood splatter.

Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28
The Nina Variations, written by Steven Dietz
Performances: Friday at 9PM; Saturday at 4PM
Experimental Chekhov. An ensemble approach to an intimate moment as 4 Treplevs and 10 Ninas explore the kaleidoscope potential–from heartfelt to silly to sublime–of their star-crossed relationship, in
42 fast-paced versions of their final scene from The Seagull. From the award-winning Robinson Secondary School Theater department in Fairfax, Virginia USA

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 10, 2007 Final Performance: July 29, 2007

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