||THE LAST CHANCE FEST!
TWO NIGHT ROASTING OF
"ALL THE SHOWS YOU LOVE TO HATE"
FULLERTON, CA -- The Hunger Artists Theatre Company is proud to announce the first-ever
Last Chance Festival, a two night only celebration/repudiation/reconsideration of the most
overdone, out-of-date and just plain hackneyed productions in the American theater canon,
Friday and Saturday, December 17 & 18, 2004 at The Hunger Artists Theatre Company,
699-A South State College Boulevard, Fullerton.
Scenes from such beloved/beloathed theatrical chestnuts as "The Odd Couple"
(adapted by Jeremy Gable and directed by Glendele Way-Agle), "Barefoot in the
Park" (adapted and directed by Christopher Spencer), "Steel Magnolias"
and directed by Margaret O'Hora), "Sing Out, Anne Frank"(adapted and directed
by Spencer), a parody song from "Grease" (adapted by Margaret McGurr and
directed by Shawnna Wishman) and "Hamlet" (adapted by Adam Martin and directed
by Shannon C.M. Flynn) will be reworked by the company in a night of gleeful
âYou're probably thinking to yourself, "I would never pay to see those
shows! They're $%@#!" says Managing Director Margaret O'Hora. But as
often as not these are worthwhile plays that are undermined by lesser
productions. Basically what we're staging are rewritten --er, 'adapted'
pieces of the aforementioned shows, all of which appear on too many community
and regional theater stages. For example, "The Odd Couple" will be high-stakes a
la "True West." "Steel Magnolias" will probably star at least one
is their last chance to be redeemed. Most will probably be damned.
Tickets to The Last Chance Festival are $10.
The Last Chance Festival takes
place Friday and Saturday, December 17 & 18, at 11 p.m. There will be a
reception prior to each performance at 10:30 p.m.
The Last Chance Festival takes place following performance of the world premiere
production of "Searching for Americana," written by Emily Brauer and directed by
Katie Chidester, running December 3-19, 2004.