Five diverse and thought provoking plays come together to entertain our Altarena family.
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Hand to God
By Robert Askins
Directed by Patrick Nims
January 11th – February 10th
Fearsome and hilarious hand puppet Tyrone bewitches young Jason and forcing a side-splitting showdown between the forces of good and evil. This devilishly clever Bay Area Community Theatre Premiere shows the dark side of arts and crafts. Rated R for adult language and situations.
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Dennis Lickteig
Musical Direction by Mark Dietrich
March 29th -May 5th
Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning exploration of adult relationships still resonates today, filled with famous songs like “Another Hundred People”, “Being Alive”, and the classic “The Ladies Who Lunch”. This show will be a must see!
Come Back, Little Sheba
by William Inge
Directed by Dana Anderson
May 24th – June 23rd
Doc and Lola live in a loveless marriage burdened by the weight of the past. Young Marie joins their household and blows apart their tragic relationship, bringing them face to face with reality. Altarena’s production promises to bring tears to our audience’s eyes.
The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jaqui Herrera Frankle
August 9th – September 8th
Sarah Ruhl’s quirky comedy of manners is a lyrical of modern marriage and modern housekeeping demonstrating that there are many kinds of love and many levels of cleanliness, but you still can’t get a tree on a plane.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Directed by Timothy Beagley
October 4th – November 3rd
Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein: their egos are as big as their intellects. These two spar with the quirky and unique regulars and each other about art, science, fame, inspiration, sex, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw into this mix a mysterious visitor, and you’re in for a brilliant, witty and hilariously charming evening of theatre.