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    Words From Our Supporters: Part 3

    The outpouring of love continues! Thank you for your encouragements and expressions of hope as our staff continues to work from home and light up ANW’s digital stage. We hope to see you all in person soon! In the meantime, we are so grateful for all your virtual hugs. I hope you and the entire…

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    Words From Our Supporters: Part 2

    In the weeks following our official postponement of the Fall 2020 season, we’ve received the encouragement and moral support of so many patrons, subscribers, and donors. Our staff has been inspired and touched by your kindness! We are grateful to have you as a part of our theatre, and we can’t wait to thank you…

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    Words From Our Supporters

    We’re thankful for our steadfast friends and supporters for their encouragement for the last several weeks! Here are just a few of our favorite quotes that boosted our spirits. My family has been attending your theater for 7 years starting with A Christmas Carol when my oldest son was in 1st grade. Your production of…

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    ANW Staff Update From Home

    Our staff may not be inside our building right now, but we are still working hard to bring you the delights of theatre in innovative ways! But what do we do when we’re not working from home? Today, you can discover how the members of the ANW family have been doing during the quarantine. How…

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    William Shakespeare’s Romance Plays

    Shakespeare’s canon of plays can be roughly divided into four basic genres: tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances.  Seven years after Shakespeare’s death, John Heminges and Henry Condell published the First Folio, the first published collection of Shakespeare’s plays. The official title of the First Folio printed on the title page of the collection is “Mr….

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    About Alice Author Lewis Carroll

    Learn more about the man who inspired plays, ballets, films, movies, and more with his novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. The following is an excerpt from our Alice in Wonderland audience guide.  Lewis Carroll was born on January 27, 1832 as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury,…

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    John Tenniel: The Original Alice Illustrator

    Behind the scenes, our Alice in Wonderland production team is brimming with ideas for transforming A Noise Within into the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. Fun costumes, colorful sets, and funky effects are all in the plans for this upcoming play. So, where is the crew of Alice getting their inspiration from? According to Director Stephanie…

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    Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and the Transformative Power of Theatre

    Sometimes audiences need a little extra context to fully enjoy a Shakespeare production. How can we understand the emotional stakes of Romeo and Juliet’s love without first understanding the culture they came from and the expectations for young people that came with that culture? More knowledge of the time and place for Shakespeare’s work can…

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    Insiders Recap: Buried Child

    Written by Rebecca Wilson For our final Insiders event of 2019, we were honored and excited to have Benjamin Weiss, of USC, as our speaker, and Angela Gulner, our very own Shelly, as our guest actor. The evening began as we shuffled in from the rain to the cozy confines of the conference room. Warming…

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