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    ‘round Every Corner: YOU NEVER CAN TELL

    When we first heard that Shaw’s wonderfully warm comedy would be part of the spring season, we hoped that Ovation Award winner Deborah Strang would play the intrepid-yet-irascible Mrs. Clandon. Prayers answered! Here, Deborah shares her thoughts on this wonderful—but—seldom seen role. “Shaw tends to terrify me; for many of his plays, I never feel…

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    You Asked, They Answered

    After every performance this fall, patrons have been filling out our post-show surveys (thank you!). Here are the some answers to a few frequently asked questions. ANTIGONE How did the actors prepare for their roles? Inger Tudor, Chorus: Primarily, Rob (Dean, the director) and I worked on making sure the Chorus was not like a…

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    THE CREATIVE PROCESS: Spotlight on Deborah Strang

    “Deborah Strang outdoes herself in this performance, one of her very best I have seen.” -Daniel Lowenstein, Director, UCLA Center for the Liberal Arts and Free Institutions (CLAFI) Ms. Strang sheds light to the creative process of character development: Kate has watched her two sons and all of the neighborhood children grow up. They’ve played…

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    INSIDE THE INSIDERS: Where “Friendly, Bright, Insightful” Theatre Lovers Meet!

    Board Member and new INsider, Mark Rabinowitz, shares some thoughts on ANW’s literary group! I am a relatively new member of ANW’s INsiders literary club and as such, I might not be the person you would expect to hear from on the merits of the group. Some of the people in the group have been…

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    OWNING THE ROLE!

    Good actors always inhabit their roles. But All My Sons gets under one’s skin even more than most: it touches the players as deeply as it does our patrons. Here our cast shares their thoughts on their characters, and their answers show how piercing Miller’s play really is. What most attracted you to your character…

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    ANTIGONE: NOW MORE THAN EVER

    Emily James plays Antigone in a performance that is “impossible not to watch” (San Gabriel Valley Tribune). Here she confides that she feels more closely connected to this “powerful modern hero” (Los Angeles Times) than when she first read the play. “Throughout the process of rehearsing and performing Antigone, many have asked, ‘Why this play…

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    ANW Welcomes Six New Board Members

    A Noise Within is fortunate to have an exceptional group of Board Members with diverse backgrounds and expertise, and we are delighted to announce our six newest members. We are pleased to welcome back two former ANW Board Members: Patsy Paley Neu, an artist and community leader from Beverly Hills, who served on the Board…

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    All My Sons: A few thoughts from Managing Director Michael Bateman

    Miller’s searing indictment of the American Dream has never been more urgent or topical. Managing Director Michael Bateman shares his thoughts of why this is so—and why Miller’s play touches us so deeply in this, the American master’s, Centennial Year. To celebrate Arthur Miller’s centennial A Noise Within, our theatre that performs classic plays, was drawn…

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    “IT’S NOT A COMEBACK—IT’S A RETURN!”

    Several of spring’s loveliest ladies return this fall—and we’re delighted that they will. Here, they reflect on their roles, and why working at A Noise Within means so much. JILL HILL, who thrilled audiences as Portia in Julius Caesar this spring, is reprising her role as the deliciously deceitful Lucienne Homenides de Histangua in A…

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    Meet Madeleine Emanuel!

    Talk about a “homegrown talent”: ANW’s new Institutional Giving Associate, Madeleine Emanuel, saw her first Company production while sitting on her mother’s lap. (The play was Great Expectations—and yes, she was as scared as Pip in the first scene!) The daughter of longtime subscribers, Madeleine saw “many a fine play” while growing up in Sierra…

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