They’re back with a summer treat circa 1977! Troubadour Theater Company’s “A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream,” directed by Matt Walker begins dancing its way into audiences’ funny bones 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013. “How Deep Is Your Love” for the Troubies? Join them as they dig down to their roots and dust off their fairy wings, tights and white disco suits to re-imagine Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The star-crossed lovers steam and scheme, and the Bard‘s most famous fairy, Puck, will be “Jive Talkin’” as this assorted band of merrymakers heats up into a “Disco Inferno.” The Night Fevers will break 104 and make you sweat, so don your halter tops and “Boogie Shoes” and let the Troubies melt your hearts. Feeling the fever already? Take “A Fifth of Beethoven” and call me in the morning!
Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Del Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians that has been performing for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations (some of the lines are still there) of classic plays, literature and film, as well as their original productions and hilarious sketch material, make this company a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age.
The Troubies, as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a Not for Profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. Troubadour members have professional experience as writers, directors, and performers for film, television, theater, orchestra, and circus. In its adaptations of the Bard’s classics, Troubadour has combined the beauty of Shakespeare’s language with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers.
What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. Improvisation plays a large part as audience members are called upon to help erect the set, sing along, and even enlisted to play parts! Never the same show twice! In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as “A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream,” “Fleetwood MacBeth,” “Hamlet the Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark” and “Frosty the Snow Manilow.” Troubadour Theater Company was one of five arts oganizations selected by the Santa Monica City Council to program youth entertainment at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.
“A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream” previews May 31, June 1 and June 2, opens 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 and performs 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are previews $29.50 – $32.00, Opening Night $52.00 – $57.00, regular performances $39.50 – $42.00, student rate (valid student ID) $27.00. Call 818-955-8101 or visit www.FalconTheatre.com.
Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank.
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