A Midsummer Night's Dream

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/13/96

CONTACT: East L.A. Classic Theatre
Armen Derian, (818) 995-7399
or Lelia Goldoni, (310) 475-9866
or Cal State L.A. Public Affairs
Carol Selkin, (323) 343-3050

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PERFORMANCE AT CAL STATE L.A.

From September 27 through November 3, 1996

Los Angeles, CA -- September 13, 1996 -- East L.A. Classic Theatre (ECT) in collaboration with the School of Arts and Letters at California State University, Los Angeles presents William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The comedy will be performed at the CSLA Arena Theatre from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, November 3, 1996. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Directed by Carlos Carrasco, this whimsical play about "mistaken identities and triumphant love" features a professional cast of actors donning period costumes and beautifully crafted masks, ECT's original music score, live singing and dancing. Carrasco, who has directed his own company on the East Coast, most recently co-starred in the movie "Speed."

The cast for this performance includes Robert Adanto, Yolanda Androzza, Richard Augustine, Melissa Flores, Ruth Livier, David Keith Miller, Juan Monsalvez and Liane Schirner. The alternate cast members are Blanca Marcillach, Joseph Palmas, Rae Ritke and Carlos San Miguel.

This performance will be ECT's fifth collaboration with CSLA. The first play the company performed at CSLA was A Touch of Poet in 1992, followed by The Price, Mirandoliina and Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. East L.A. Classic Theatre, founded in 1992 by Executive Director Tony Plana, is dedicated to providing training and performance opportunities for Latino theatre professionals.

The University is located at the San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, Eastern Avenue exit, at the interchange of the I-10 and I-710 Freeways. For more information or tickets to the performance, please call (323) 343-4118.


WHAT & WHO:
East L.A. Classic Theatre in collaboration with Cal State L.A. presents William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

WHEN:
Friday, September 27 through Sunday, November 3, 1996.
Show time: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Cal State L.A. Arena Theatre. The University is located at the San Bernardino Freeway, Eastern Avenue exit, at the interchange of the I-10 and I-710 Freeways.

INFO:
The performances are underwritten by Miller Brewing Company. For information or tickets to the performance, call (323) 343-4118.

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