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  • Bridgette Ramirez

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are in Rehearsals

    Trapped in a play within a play within a play. Flipping coins that always come up heads. Stuck in Shakespeare Purgatory. Such is the ill-fated destiny of our two heroes, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As we found out in first rehearsal, every aspect of the play will amplify the cat-and-mouse game that looms over the characters….

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    Academic Decathlon 2018-19 Teams Up With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

    “Academic Decathlon was one of my formative high school experiences. The positive ripple effect continues to spread twenty-plus years later. Academic Decathlon fostered a thirst for knowledge deep and wide, as well as an aptitude for critical thinking, study skills, and a work ethic that would continue to serve me after high school through college,…

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    World Book Lover’s Day: Which Plays Were Adapted?

    A Noise Within is all about the classics. Some classic plays were novels or short stories that have been adapted to the lovely productions you see on our stage. Think you know which plays we’ve put on were adapted? Play the quiz below.

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    Q&A: Angela Balogh Calin & the Costumes of Man of La Mancha

    As you all know, the critic and audience favorite Man of La Mancha has returned to the stage – and so have the excellent designs of Costume Designer and Resident Artist, Angela Balogh Calin.  We decided to ask her a few questions about her costuming experience, particularly with Man of La Mancha. Q: How or why did you…

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    Congratulations to Former Intern Qiaoyu Zhang!

    Qiaoyu Joy Zhang, our lighting intern from Fall 2017, will be pursuing her master’s degree in lighting design from Carnegie Mellon this fall! Resident Artist Ken Booth worked with her during A Tale of Two Cities as well as The Madwoman of Chaillot, where she operated the light board. Ken Booth said: “She was very attentive and diligent…

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    Emoji Day: “Guess That Play!”

    Can you name the play?

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    That’s a Wrap at Summer with Shakespeare!

    We had a blast this year at Summer with Shakespeare at A Noise Within! This ever-growing program seeks to engage and educate young artists, while inspiring both an understanding and a passion for Shakespeare and the performing arts. This summer we had a record 150 students who enjoy numerous classes including voice, movement, acting, stage…

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    Q&A with Cassandra Murphy About Reprising Her Role As Aldonza

    We’re so excited welcome back Cassandra Marie Murphy to our revival of Man of La Mancha this year. Cassandra was kind enough to talk to us about her return to the beloved character of Aldonza! What is your take on the character of Aldonza/Dulcinea? Aldonza is an incredibly complex character. She’s calloused and has learned to…

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    Patron Highlight: Westside Story with Ruth and Jim Dewar

    We talked to Ruth and Jim Dewar, longtime ANW patrons, about their dedication that spans from the 210 to the 10. Despite living a Californian’s definition of a million miles away, the Dewars keep coming back every season and we’re ever so happy to welcome them each time. Read how they make things work and…

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