Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, California

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.


SOME PAST PERFORMANCES: 2000

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Saturday January 8 and Sunday January 9, 2000

UPSTARTS PRESENTS
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Center Stage's Upstarts Youth Theater Project presents its debut production directed by Emma Jane Huerta featuring over 40 local student-age children.

TIMES: Saturday January 8, 7:00 P.M. Sunday January 9, 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS
: Please phone the Box Office. ...BOX OFFICE


January 13 through January 22, 2000

GENESIS WEST PRESENTS
CRIMINAL GENIUS AND
FEATURING LORETTA

Two comedies by Canadian sensation George F. Walker, in repertory.
Directed by Michael Smith and Maurice Lord.

TIMES & TICKETS: Please phone the Box Office


Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 9, 2000

MANGO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
WOVEN AND TIGHT PANTS
Santa Barbara's hottest young theater company and musical wonders join forces for an unforgettable weekend. CLICK FOR MORE

FESTIVAL SEATING: Feel free to bring a beanbag, sand chair, or sofa!

TIMES: Pre-show party 6:30 P.M., performance at 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS
: $15.00 general. ...BOX OFFICE


February 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2000

DRAMATIC WOMEN PRESENTS

SANTA BARBARA CONFIDENTIAL
AN EVENING OF NEW SHORT PLAYS
BY SANTA BARBARA WRITERS

FROM LEFT: Michael Smith, Stephan Lackner, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Linda Stewart-Oaten, Kinsey Packard, Gib Johnson, Terre Ouwehand, Ellen K. Anderson
Photo: Rod Rolle CLICK PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT

What really goes on behind the scenes in paradise? These nine new short works by Santa Barbara writers answer that question from a variety of angles, from the comic and fantastic to the documentary. Beware: The life that turns up on stage may be your own! CLICK FOR MORE

NINE ORIGINAL PLAYS:
  • Street Dreams by Linda Stewart-Oaten, directed by Michelle Osborne
    Street kids looking for spare change and spare hope.
  • Women Who Poeticize Too Much by Terre Ouwehand, directed by Gretchen Icenogle
    A therapy session in search of ineffable answers - five visionary women perplex a male therapist.
  • Rex by Gib Johnson, directed by Corrine Mugley
    The computer revolution claims a victim on the SB Riviera.
  • The Pathfinder by Stephan Lackner, directed by Erica Kylander-Clark
    SB history comes to live as a brave woman makes a crucial decision not to pass a message.
  • Newcomers by Barbara Sachs, directed by John Robert Kocur
    Santa Barbara is a great place for a fresh start - or is it?
  • Fast Forward by Michael Smith, directed by Maurice Lord
    I never intended to end up in this town, but somehow that's what happened.
  • Omega Night by Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle, directed by Joshua Kashinsky
    A thrift shop full of old memories and fresh possibilities.
  • Screaming in the Dark by Kinsey Packard, directed by John Morrison
    We spend minutes, hours, days, trying to connect to each other, but the reality is...
  • Bedtime in Montecito by Ellen K. Anderson, directed by Donna Stone
    ...And when the day is over, we dream our fantasies together - no matter how bizarre.

TIMES: February 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, all shows at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS
: $12.50 general; $10.00 students and seniors. ...BOX OFFICE


March 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2000

DRAMA DOGS PRESENTS
THE CHAIRS
A play by EUGENE IONESCO

A new interpretation of Ionesco's absurdist classic of symbolism, pathos, and uproarious high-jinks.

An old couple entertains a distinguished company of "guests," and come to understand their mark upon existence.

Translation by Martin Crimp, written for the widely acclaimed 1997 London and Broadway productions.

Audio description available at Saturday matinees.

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E-mail the DramaDogs: dramadog@west.net


TIMES: Preview Thursday, March 9, 8:00 P.M.
Fridays & Saturdays March 10-11 and 17-18, at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday Matinees March 11 and 18 at 2:00 P.M. with audio description for the vision impaired.

TICKETS: Thursday March 2, $12 General.
All other performances, $15 General / $12 Students & Seniors

BOX OFFICE


March 23 through April 29, 2000

EDEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
ISADORA
A new musical drama about legendary dancer Isadora Duncan.

TIMES: Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 P.M., Sundays 2:00 P.M.
TICKETS: Please phone the Box Office



April 7, 8, 14, 15, 2000

LARK BATTEAU BAILEY PRESENTS
SHAKYAMUNI: THE LIFE OF BUDDHA
A visual feast of dance, music and costumes telling the life story of the Buddha, from birth to enlightenment.

TIMES: Fridays & Saturdays April 7-8 and 14-15, at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS:
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors

BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408


April 27, 28, 29, 2000

HOPE VILLANUEVA PRESENTS
ROOFTOPS
When 15-year-old Matt and Lindsay meet they find a friendship that shelters them from family troubles. Along with a street musician, they find a fantasy world of momentary happiness. Rooftops is a musical exploration of childhood innocence and all things that shoud have been said.

TIMES: Thursday-Saturday, April 27, 28, 29, at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS:
$14 General / $12 Students & Seniors
BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408


May 4 through May 21, 2000

LIT MOON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
WORLD THEATER FESTIVAL 2000
The leading edge in drama, motion, and music from Germany, Hungary, and the USA

Director John Blondell has toured the world looking for creative theater, and brings us some of what he's found in this much-expanded third year of the award-winning international festival.

Four different programs in repertoire:

LIT MOON THEATRE PRESENTS
HENRY V
A play by William Shakespeare, directed by John Blondell
DATES: May 4 through May 21
TICKETS: please phone the BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408



EVA MAGYAR PRESENTS
EATING, DRINKING, AND TELLING LIES
Play by Anton Chekov, choreography by Eva Magyar (of Shamans, Budapest),
music by Zsolt Deli
DATES: May 5 through May 20
TICKETS: please phone the BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408

Workshop with Eva Magyar: Saturday, May 6



FABRIK POTSDAM PRESENTS
HOPELESS GAMES
Performers from Fabrik Potsdam (Germany)
and Do-Theatre St. Petersburg (Russia)
DATES: May 11, 13, and 14
TICKETS: please phone the BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408

Workshop with Jewgenif Koslov and Wolfgang Hoffman
of Fabrik Potsdam: Saturday, May 13



LIT MOON THEATRE PRESENTS
THE DIARY OF A MADMAN
From the novel by Nikolai Gogol
adapted and directed by John Blondell
DATES: May 19 and 20
TICKETS: please phone the BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408



October 12 through 29, 2000

MANGO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
WOVEN: TOUR 2000
Sight, sound, stage, life

Just returned from their first national tour, this novel ensemble weaves a show from its multitalented members and their original repetoire of 60 drama, dance, comedy, and other pieces. Each show is different, and there will be surprise guest performers every night. Each performance is preceded by a hosted pre-show party. An unforgettable experience!

WOVEN CAST: Margot Bercy, Sara Buffamanti, Jason Burnstein, Noah Harpster, Jeff Hassay, Jon Lichtenstein, Lauren Macmillan, Justin D.M. Palmer. Lighting designed and performed by Chris Turner. Visit Woven at www.wovenworld.com

FEATURE: Santa Barbara News-Press, October 6, 2000 by Tom Jacobs. Interviews and photos.

FESTIVAL SEATING: Bring your own pillow, chair, beanbag, Barcalounger, or sofa, or sit and lounge on carpeted risers.

TIMES: Thursdays through Sundays, October 12-29, 8:00 P.M. Pre-show party at 6:30 P.M.
TICKETS:
$17 general, $13 students/seniors, $60 pass to all performances
...BOX OFFICE




November 2 through 19, 2000

INCITE THEATER PRESENTS
BURN THIS
A beautiful drama about the chemistry of love, starring Tony Miratti and Shawna Lynch. Directed by Maggie Mixell.

TIMES Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 8:00 P.M.
...........Sundays 7:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $19 General, $15 students & seniors. Preview Thursday 11/2 $8
...BOX OFFICE


November 24 through December 9, 2000

GENESIS THEATER PRESENTS
HEAVY POCKETS
A comedy by Michael Smith, directed by Maurice Lord
Three couples and three theater companies yield 3! possibilities.

TIMES AND TICKETS: please phone the box office
...BOX OFFICE


December 15 and 16, 2000

SB DANCE ALLIANCE PRESENTS
FALL FORUM
Local choreographers present modern dance, ballet and some surprises in this annual showcase.

TIMES AND TICKETS: please phone the box office
FOR FURTHER INFO: phone SB Dance Alliance at (805) 966-6950, or visit www.prosprts.com/sbda
...BOX OFFICE



This project is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.