All photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio
Famous historical characters and a rich score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three people — a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young musician from Harlem — whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such memorable songs as “Getting Ready Rag,” “Wheels of a Dream,” “Till We Reach That Day” and “Make Them Hear You.” Taken from the website.
June 28 – July 28, 2019
We are proud to present the world premiere of Strong Arm, written by The Wayward Artist’s very-own, Wyn Moreno. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s, The Seagull, Strong Arm explores fame, parental love, sacrifice, and unfulfilled dreams. Following the lives of Elaine, a famous tennis player, her athletic superstar of a son, and her professional baseball-playing boyfriend, Strong Arm examines the life-changing consequences brought about by the complex web of professional sports and a mother’s love and sacrifice for her son. Taken from the website.
July 12 – 28,2019 GREAT SHOW!
photo courtesy : Jordan Kubat
Interview with writer Wyn Moreno about his World Premiere play Strong Arm playing at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.
July 12 – 28, 2019
LOST VOICES – Three Women live ordinary lives. Behind their eyes lurks a secret each has kept buried in the deepest part of their souls until today. Today they can no longer hide their voices. Today, 7.6 Billion peoples lives hang in the balance and these three women don’t even know it.
Written by Rodney Nugent
DEATH UNIT – East Texas Prison. Basement. Mr. Shoehorn has long worked transporting bodies to the Coroners Car. Assisting him is Mr. Redstone, this is his first day, unnerved at being with a dead body, elevator not working, and frazzled as lights flicker. Is this a job for Mr. Redstone? Mr.Shoehorn wants to know.
Written by Robert Gardner
Taken from the website.
Imogen and Frederick have come to this national park on their 24th anniversary in a desperate attempt to rekindle their passion. Frederick, who is played by a femme-identifying actor, is looking forward to the perfect anniversary: hiking the park’s trails, wading in the lake, and, most importantly, tracking the whereabouts of a particular bird: the Dickinson Blue-Breasted Warbler. But for Imogen, who is played by a masc-identifying actor, the woods are an entirely undesirable and ultimately unromantic place to spend an anniversary. In the very same campsite, October has arrived for a family campout to find that no one else in her family has shown up. Rather than go home, she decides to use this time to tackle the personal demons she has been running from. Meanwhile, a pair of camp hosts, Mumbo & Jumbo, are working with Ranger Dave to find the party responsible for a string of apparent campsite robberies. A true ensemble play, The Last Croissant employs magical realism, clowning, and whimsy to tell the story of nine crowded campers who hope to find what they’re looking for in the woods. Taken from the website.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has some pretty intense fears, and she’s about to tackle her first one; a spider. Taken from the website.
Alysha and Nick have been together for 7 years, never married and no children. After Nick arrives home beyond fashionably late for a much needed date night out, he and Alysha begin down the road of discussing their relationship. Through arguing over things all couples can relate to, laughing at old memories , sharing secrets, insecurities, and honest thoughts of how their life could be, they ultimately remind themselves how deep their love is. A knock on the door, however, brings the world crashing down around them. Taken from the website.
7.1 out 10 – AVERAGE SHOW!
How do you kill a man who doesn’t exist? In this dark comedy, two roommates in a mental institution complain to their doctor about an imaginary man. A highly physical, absurdist exploration of mental health and sanity, featuring choreography and direction from the team behind HFF17’s Best in Dance and Physical Theatre and Ripest Show Award winner Definition of Man.
Breathe… Inhale 1-2-3, exhale 1-2-3… Taken from the website.
Isaac Easton, a recently retired boxer, and his former sports manager open a gym together to help advance the popularity of female boxing. When their first female boxer gets into trouble only three weeks from the fight, they scramble to find a new fighter to train. Enter Zoey Jones, a young and shy fighter who has never fought in the professional circuit. Easton and Jones take a crash course in trusting and learning from each other over three weeks in preparation for the fight, and the two often butt heads. Can Jones pull out a win and save Easton’s reputation and gym? Through voice overs and grueling workouts in preparation for the fight, this one act play shows the audience how intimate a platonic relationship between a man and woman can be, the beauty of physical strength, and what happens when you are stuck in fight or flight mode. Taken from the website.
When an Asian girl tells her parents she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents. Taken from the website.