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    Getting Ready for “Glorious!”

    As we gear up for our A Christmas Carol, Geoff Elliott (adapter, co-director, and Scrooge!) shares his thoughts on bring the holiday classic back for the fourth year. There is something about A Noise Within’s production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that keeps it exciting and alive for me. One would think that after several…

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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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    WHAT IS A HERO?

    Antigone cast members share their thoughts on heroism in their play—and beyond. EMILY JAMES, Antigone A hero is a human strewn with desires, complexes, weaknesses, and fears who continually chooses be courageous in the face of evil. A hero strives to be selfless and their act of heroism often involves helping others. But I believe…

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    Go Behind the Scenes at ANW

    Would you like to deepen your involvement at ANW this season? Make a 100% tax-deductible donation today and receive exclusive donor benefits, including behind-the-scenes access and invitations to special events, throughout the 2015-2016 season. If you would like to experience a higher level of benefits this season, please consider making a recurring gift to split…

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