The Cherry Orchard

Westmont Festival Theatre Hosts Lit Moon Mini Festival

September 3,5,6
Lit Moon Mini Festival Weekend

The season begins with a bang, September 3-6, when a mini festival of work developed by artists from the Lit Moon Theatre Company plays in a variety of Westmont spaces, and features many Westmont professors and alums. A thrilling way to inaugurate a new season of theatre at Westmont!

THE LOVER
Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Lauren Hall '14
September 3 at 7 p.m. and September 5 and 6 at 4 p.m.
Black Box Theatre at Westmont College
Sarah (Paige Tautz '14) and Richard are married, completely in love, and unfaithful to each other “two or three times a week with great regularity.” Harold Pinter’s witty one-act dances with the ideas of love, commitment, fantasy, and control with both delicacy and irreverence.

POOR, POOR LEAR
Written by Katya Krohn and Nina Sallinen
September 3 at 8:15 and September 5 and 6 at 2 pm,
Meet at Porter Theatre and the audience will be escorted to the performance space.In this strikingly original dark comedy, Finnish actress Nina Sallinen portrays a 90 year-old theatrical grande dame who brazenly chooses King Lear for her farewell performance. The aging actress unintentionally highlights her own life story while gradually becoming cognizant of the parallels between her life and Lear’s.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Written by Anton Chekhov
Directed by John Blondell
September 5 and 6, at 7 p.m.
Porter Theatre at Westmont College
Lyubov Andreevna returns from Paris to find that the family estate is in arrears, and must be sold. Chekhov’s last play, and a modern masterpiece. Directed by John Blondell
“… nothing less than a triumph.”
-- Tom Jacobs, “Santa Barbara Independent”
Lit Moon Festival: Individual tickets are $17 for General Admission, and $14 for Students and Seniors. Purchase all three for $45 (General Admission) or $36 (Students and Seniors).
For Tickets: Call 805- 565 7040 for Information.