Actors Co-op 2016-2017 Season!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: David Elzer 818/508-1754
MEDIA ALERT FOR THEATRE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS AND CALENDAR LISTINGS
ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-2017
25th SILVER ANNIVERSARY
SEASON OF SHOWS!
THORNTON WILDER! MOISES KAUFMAN!
AHRENS & FLAHERTY!
WILLIAM MASTROSIMONE! HENRY JAMES!
May 16, 2016…Hollywood, Calif.…ACTORS CO-OP is thrilled to announce its 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY SEASON of shows! Opening its anniversary season with the Thornton Wilder classic, OUR TOWN; followed by the thrills of Henry James’ classic tale THE TURN OF THE SCREW; 2017 will ring in the music of Beethoven in Moises Kaufman’s 33 VARIATIONS; followed by William Mastrosimone’s gripping drama CAT’S PAW; and our celebratory season closes with the killer Ahrens & Flaherty musical, LUCKY STIFF. For a quarter century, ACTORS CO-OP has been bringing our subscribers and audiences world-class theatre and this season begins the next great chapter in Co-op’s history!
The 2016/2017 ACTORS CO-OP Season:
David Schall Theatre
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Richard Israel
September 16 – October 23, 2016
“Do human beings ever realize life while they live it – every, every minute?”
No curtain. No scenery. Arguably the most famous American play ever written, “Our Town” has entertained generations of audiences. As poignant today as it was in 1938, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning drama set in Grover’s Corners is a timeless story about life, love and loss and appreciating every little thing.
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Novel by Henry James
Directed by Robertson Dean
October 14 – November 20, 2016
“Do you believe in the unspeakable?”
A young governess is responsible for raising two young children in a remote English manor house. But she is not the first one – and what has happened to her predecessor? Hatcher’s thrilling adaptation of the classic Henry James story uses just two actors to bring all the characters to life. The perfect ghost story to haunt your Halloween season!
David Schall Theatre
By Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Thomas James O’Leary
February 10 – March 19, 2017
The biggest challenge of her life is about to transform her world.
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria, in this extraordinary Tony-nominated play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life. For mature audiences.
By William Mastrosimone
Directed by Steve Rothman
March 24 – April 30, 2017
What makes a good cause go bad?
Torn from today’s headlines, what do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? William Mastrosimone’s gripping drama about a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America and is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage – the world’s supply of clean water. For mature audiences.
David Schall Theatre
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Mary Jo DuPrey
May 12 – June 18, 2017
The Murder Mystery Musical Where You’ll Die Laughing! Wanna make six million dollars the easy way? (Okay, maybe not so easy.) The Tony Award-winning writing team of Flaherty/Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on this Island) has created a hilarious musical murder mystery farce mixing diamonds, mistaken identities and a body in a wheelchair (oh, and puppies), in this all singing, all dancing, killer musical comedy! In fact, you’ll die laughing!
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING Subscriptions to our 25th Anniversary season are now available! Early Bird Subscriptions for all Five Shows are only $85 (if purchased for performances during first three weekends of run of each show). (more) ACTORS CO-OP – 2016/2017 Season Page Four Preferred Seating subscriptions are only $110. Subscribe online by visiting www.ActorsCo-op.org or call (323) 462-8460. Group and Student discounts are available.
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Actors Co-op operates two 99-seat Equity-approved theatres on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Actors Co-op began in 1987 with a dozen actors. Currently, its membership exceeds 50 professionals. Called “a 99-seat miracle” by Daily Variety, Actors Co-op’s numerous awards for theatre excellence include the Los Angeles Drama Critics Polly Warfield Award for “Outstanding Season” (2013) in a small to mid-sized theatre, the Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Achievement” in smaller theatre from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, the Charlie Award for “Excellence in the Arts” by the Hollywood Arts Council, as well as numerous Ovation Award nominations and wins including a nomination for “Best Season” (2013-2014) and win for Best Musical (2014).
Since the Crossley Theatre opened its doors in April of 1989 and its second theatre, the David Schall Theatre opened February of 1995, Actors Co-op has produced over 100 main stage productions, over 40 Second Stage productions, staged readings of original works, and has received 23 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (seven wins), 34 LA Weekly Award nominations (six wins), 38 Ovation Award nominations (five wins), five Garland Awards and 125 Drama-Logue Awards.
Actors Co-op is located at 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, CA 90028, on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard, just off the Gower Street exit of the 101 Hollywood Freeway. Free, well-lit parking is available on Carlos Street (1/2 block east of Gower). Entrance to the theatre is on Carlos Avenue.