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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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    Education Department expands programs–and horizons!

    Thanks to the vision and leadership of Education Director Alicia Green, the scope of our programs for young folk has increased significantly. The happy result: we now serve more students than ever before.   Especially telling is that attendance goals for our fall student matinees (affectionately known as “SMATs”) have exceeded expectations. Relatedly, the Company…

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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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    Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s Deliciously Dark Farce

    “We shed as we pick up, like travelers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short.” —Septimus Hodge, Arcadia Directed by Stephen Rockwell, 2016’s first Resident Artist reading brings one of Stoppard’s brilliantly funny…

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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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    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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    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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    Meet our “tech” guru: Samantha Sintef

    “Ask Sam!” is an exhortation one hears daily–nay, hourly!–here at A Noise Within. If anybody knows where something connected to the stage lives or how it works, Technical Coordinator Samantha “Sam” Sintef is the one who knows. Sam’s professional experience began even before she earned her bachelor’s in theatre arts at Cal State Fullerton.  “It’s…

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