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Ojai Art Center Theater Announces 2018 Season

January 26 - December 16

January 26—February 18: On Golden Pond  This very funny and lovely valentine to familial love is co-directed by Tony Award winning Craig Anderson, who directed the premier of this play on Broadway.  It stars Kitty Winn, past winner of the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.

March 16—April 8: Macbeth  Shakespeare scholar and director Michael Addison plans to show how the lust for power leads to madness and mayhem. He promises that this won’t be detached “classical theatre,” it won’t be “beautifully dressed Shakespeare,” it won’t be “lovely poetry” — it’s about slaughter and mayhem, with some raw sexuality released in the process.

May 4—May 27: Bakersfield Mist Based on a true story, this raucous comedy/drama shows what happens when a “boozy, trailer park broad” finds what could be a Jackson Pollock at a flea market, then clashes with a snooty art appraiser.  Laugh out loud funny, but also asks the question “what makes art art?”

June 22—July 1533 Variations  Drama, comedy, memory and music combine to take you from present-day New York to 19th century Austria in this extraordinary play about passion, parenthood and life transformations. Beethoven is a character in the play and during the presentation a pianist will play excerpts from his ‘33 Variations.’  Directed by Richard Camp.

September 7—October 7:  Man of La Mancha  This 50-year-old musical still resonates today, contrasting captivity versus freedom; love versus violence; and hope versus death. Director Marty Babayco and star Scott White promise to take audiences through the madness that mirrors the reality of the present, leaving us to “try, when our arms are too weary, to reach the unreachable star!

November 23—December 16: Cinderella  In the style of an outrageous English parody, this musical is “fast, funny, witty and completely captivates the children from start to finish.” “An intelligent and playful production of a brilliant new musical that had an opening night family audience roaring with laughter.”

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