A tour de force for an actor at the top of her craft.
A pioneer in 20th century drama, Ruth Draper was described as "the greatest individual performer that America has ever given us." Her uncanny ability, while alone on stage, to shift between many characters brought awe to actors, royalty and throngs of crowds for decades.
Now, Annette Bening makes Draper's timeless monologues her own — highlighting their continued influence on audiences and artists alike. Meet the harried society woman, the hostess, the debutante and the instructress of poise. Like Draper before her, Bening embraces and embodies these monologues in this tour-de-force premiere.
Show runs April 8th - May 18th
See website for ticket info (runs from $37 - $62).
Where: Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 208-5454
The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and turning on lights.
Alley, the newest addition to the troupe, will be sure to delight and amaze you with her energy and ability. But wait there's more! Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the ONLY CAT BAND IN EXISTANCE the Rock Cats. With Oz on guitar, Dakota on drums, Nue on keyboards, and Sookie on chimes - Tuna (who plays cowbell) and her band really steal the show with their own style of original music. There is even a chicken, Cluck Norris, on cymbal and tambourine!
Samantha Martin, chief human for the Amazing Acro-Cats, challenges the idea that "cats can't be trained." Tuna and the gang are real house cats who have learned all their skills through clicker training. The shows often include a demonstration of a cat learning some basic tricks using this method that focuses on positive reinforcement only.
A lifelong fascination and unique bond with animals motivated Martin to study and earn her degree in animal husbandry and behavioral sciences. Although she has studied and worked with many species, today Martin's primary focus is on cats. Training builds richer and more meaningful relationships between animals and humans and it can save time and lives in emergencies.
A portion of the Acro-Cats' tickets sales is donated to feline shelter and rescue organizations. Martin advocates adoption from these organizations. Over the past four years, Martin has also purr-sonally found homes for over 130 cats and kittens and continues to take fosters on the road and help them find their furr-ever homes.
For more show details and information about the cats, visit our website at www.circuscats.com
The show runs from April 10th - April 20th; Show times are: Thursdays & Fridays at at 7:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
General admission tickets are $25 and are available at www.circuscats.com.
Where: The Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, SM 90401-1391
When: Thursdays & Fridays at at 7:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm - through April 20th!
Phone: 310-394-9779 ext 1
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