Coward on the Coast: eNewsletter                                                     May 4, 2015 
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Fallen Angels at TheatreWorks, Mountain View
Coward Festival at Stanford University
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Coward Cabaret

August 13-23, 2015
Stanford Repertory Theater
 Nitery Theater
Old Union (Lausen Mall)
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
650-725-5838
Directed by Brendon Martin
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Fallen Angels

June 3-28, 2015
TheatreWorks
Mountain View Center
500 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
650-463-1960
Directed by Robert Kelley
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Hay Fever

July 16 - Aug 9, 2015
Stanford Repertory Theater
 Pigott Theater
 Memorial Auditorium
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
650-725-5838
Directed by Lynne Soffer


Sept 23 - Nov 8, 2015
Cygnet Theatre
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs St
San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525
Directed by Rob Lutfy

in Repertory with The Vortex
 
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Oh, Coward!

May 21 - 30, 2015
E.E. Bach Theatre
McKinley Hall
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
206-281-2959
Directed by Candace Vance

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Present Laughter

Nov 6 - Dec 13, 2015
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-635-3901
 Directed by Don Alder

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Private Lives 

Jun 12 - July 18, 2015
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre St
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-512-6030
 Directed by James Rice

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The Vortex
in Repertory with Hay Fever

Sept 24 - Nov 8, 2015
Cygnet Theatre
Old Town Theatre
4040 Twiggs St 
San Diego, CA 92110
619-337-1525 
Directed by Sean Murray     
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In California, we're running out of water, so we'll have to make do with gin.  A toast to the Bluebird of Coward Happiness, coming to my back yard (regionally speaking).  Arriving in June: 
 

Fallen Angels runs June 3-28, presented by TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

  

NoŽl Coward Festival.  NoŽl Coward: Art, Style, and Decadence

Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) and Stanford University Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) present a host of Coward-related events during summer session, June 24-August 23, 2015, on the Stanford campus:

  • Stanford Continuing Studies course. Theater on Theater: Euripides to NoŽl Coward and Beyond, taught by Stanford Professor Rush Rehm.  June 24-August 12.
  • Live performances. Stanford Repertory Theater presents Hay Fever in the Pigott Theater on Jul 16 - Aug 9, and a Coward Cabaret in the Nitery Theater  Aug 13 - 23.
  • Monday night film series, screening seven of Coward's films,      June 29-August 10, at CEMEX Auditorium. 
  • One-day Symposium - Art, Style, and Decadence in the Work of NoŽl Coward - on Saturday, August 1st with keynote speaker John Lahr.

 

More on the Coast This Summer...

In Seattle, WA and San Pedro, CA:
  • Oh, Coward! at Seattle Pacific University, May 21-30.
  • Private Lives at the Little Fish Theatre, San Pedro, CA,          June 12-July18.

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Got news? I always enjoy hearing from you: please send me info on  Coward-related events and shows on the U.S. west coast.

Fallen Angels
TheatreWorks
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Mountain View, CA
June 3 - 28, 2015
Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels 2015 Directed by Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage

500 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA 94041
    

TheatreWorks Box Office 

650-463-1960
Mon-Fri    11 am - 6 pm 

Sat-Sun   12-6 pm 

 

Mountain View Center Box Office
650-903-6000
Phone or Walk-up: Wed-Sat, 12 pm-6 pm
 
Tickets: $25 -$74

Performances
Tues - Weds          7:30 pm
Weds, June 24       2:00 pm
 
Sat & Sun             2:00 pm
Thurs - Sat           8:00 pm
Sun                      7:00 pm (except June 28)
 
Previews June 3 -5
Opening  June 6
Post-show discussions on Weds: June 10, 17, and 24 
 

For more information, see:   Fallen Angels web page 

 

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NoŽl Coward Festival 
Stanford University Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) and
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT)
Stanford, CA 94305
June 24 - August 23, 2015
NoŽl Coward Festival
NoŽl Coward: Art, Style, and Decadence

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305 

  
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) presents its 17th annual summer festival, this year celebrating the work of NoŽl Coward. 

The festival includes two productions, Hay Fever and a Coward Cabaret; a free film series on Monday nights, screening seven of Coward's films;  a full-day symposium with Coward specialists as speakers (including keynote speaker, John Lahr, and theater director, Art Manke); and a six-week theater course as part of Stanford Continuing Studies.

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Live Performances
  
Hay Fever
Courtney Walsh
 

Directed by Lynne Soffer

  

Stanford Repertory Theater
Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium

Memorial Way

Stanford Campus  

  

Tickets: $15-$25  

 

July 16 - August 9, 2015  

Thurs - Sat    8:00 pm

Sunday          2:00 pm

  

Hay Fever stars SRT company artist Courtney Walsh as Judith Bliss, and features Deborah Fink as Myra Arundel, Richard Carlton as David Bliss, Rush Rehm as Richard Greatham, and Catharine Luedtke as Clara.

Coward Cabaret

Directed by Brendon Martin


Stanford Repertory Theater

Nitery Theater, Old Union  

Lasuen Mall

Stanford Campus

  

Tickets: $10-$15 

  

August 13 - 23, 2015 

Thurs - Sat    8:00 pm

Sunday          2:00 pm

 

Starring Dante Belletti, Kiki Bagger, Andre Amarotico, and Samantha Williams

 

For both shows, ticket purchases via credit card will be available online, beginning June 1, 2015. Tickets may also be reserved via mail (no credit cards, just checks), beginning June 1.   See:

   

Box Office / Ticket information

 

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Monday Night Film Series 

NoŽl Coward on Film cavalcade poster  

CEMEX Auditorium 

641 Knight Way

Stanford Campus 

  

This series focuses on Coward's work as screenwriter, actor, and director.  Films in the  series are:   

  

Private Lives (1931), Cavalcade (1933),
Brief Encounter (1945), In Which We Serve (1942),
Our Man in Havana
(1959), Blithe Spirit (1945), and Bunny Lake is Missing (1965). 
 
Stanford faculty and SRT company members will introduce each film and lead a post-screening discussion. For each film, patrons will receive a free filmography, prepared by SRT's Roselyn Hallett.  

June 29 - August 10, 2015

Mondays, 7:00 pm (no admission after 7:15 pm)


Free admission

 

For more details, see:  Coward on Film web page   

 

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Symposium  

Art, Style, and Decadence in the Work of NoŽl Coward 

 

Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium  

Memorial Way

Stanford Campus

 

Saturday August 1, 2015 9:30 am to 5 pm
$90 (including luncheon)   

 

SRT presents "a daylong community symposium on Coward and his remarkable fusion of art, style, and decadence, with lots of laughter and a dollop of disillusionment thrown in for good measure!" 

  

Symposium web page  

  

John Lahr, Coward biographer and theater critic for the New Yorker magazine, will deliver the symposium keynote address.  

  

Other symposium speakers include theater director Art Manke, Stanford Professors William Eddelman and Nicholas Jenkins, SRT artistic director Rush Rehm, and members of the SRT company, including Lynne Soffer (director of SRT's Hay Fever), Brendon Martin (director of SRT's Coward Cabaret), and Courtney Walsh (who plays Judith Bliss in Hay Fever).      

  

For more information, contact: srt@stanford.edu  


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Stanford Continuing Studies
Theater on Theater: From Euripides' Bacchae to NoŽl Coward and Beyond
Professor Rush Rehm

Registration opens on 05/18/2015 

Tuition: $310

 

Taught by Rush Rehm, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and of Classics, and the founder and Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater, this course explores the "play within the play" and  includes special preview performances of the two SRT productions, plus Monday-night films and the Symposium.

 

Classes          Weds  June 24 - August 12     7:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Previews        Weds  July 15  + August 12    

Movies           Mon    June 29 - August 10     7:00 pm

Symposium    Sat     August 1                      9:30 am - 5:00 pm  

 

For the course description and to apply online for admission, see:  

Stanford Continuing Studies Course

  

FYI. Admissions requirements   

Admission is discretionary. The Stanford Continuing Studies Program requires students to hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students are not matriculated Stanford University students, and not all University privileges apply to Continuing Studies students. The University reserves the right, at its discretion, to withhold registration from, or require withdrawal from the program of, any student or applicant.

 

For more information, see: 

Stanford TAPS Theater + Performance Studies 

 
Rush Rehm received a PhD in drama and humanities from Stanford, and has written several books on Greek tragedy, including The Play of Space and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World. He recently directed Stanford Repertory Theater's productions of Moby-Dick-Rehearsed and The War of the Worlds.
 

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Cheers,

Kathy Williams
U.S. West Coast Liaison
The NoŽl Coward Society