Calling all theater fans, The Antaeus Company’s 7th ClassicsFest 2011 is in full effect at the Deaf West Theatre at 5112 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood. The classical theatre ensemble presents an impressive array of performances, readings and workshops to choose from. Week 4 (Aug 3-7) features the following events:
Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessica Kubzansky
Wednesday, August 3 @ 8 pm
Thursday, August 4 @ 8 pm
Friday, August 5 @ 8 pm
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Blow Out Your Candles: The Tennessee Williams Birthday Party
Raise a glass to Williams’ 100th birthday year with a gala celebration! Spend the afternoon discussing his work with artists who knew and worked with him. (“Flights of Fancy” event)
Saturday, August 6 @ 4:30 pm
Prix Fixe dinner at The Federal Bar available between afternoon evening Birthday Party events (“Flights of Fancy” event)
Saturday, August @ 6 pm
Blow Out Your Candles: The Tennessee Williams Birthday Party continued
An evening of jazz, excerpts from Tennessee Williams’ greatest hits – and birthday cake! (“Flights of Fancy” event)
Saturday, August 6 @ 8 pm
Caesar & Cleopatra, directed by Michael John Garcés
A wily, passionate game of chess between a girl queen and a crafty politician, Shaw gives new insight into this historical romance.
Sunday, August 7 @ 2:30 pm
After the Dance by Edward Albee, directed by Cameron Watson
Set on the eve of World War II, the aging hedonists of the Great War stave off the approaching storm with sex and alcohol and whatever else they can get their hands on to the chagrin of the prim younger generation.
Sunday, August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets are $10 except for Flights of Fancy nights, which are $20 each or $50 for all three. For more details, call (818) 506-1983 or visit Antaeus.org.