MASTER CLASS by Terrence McNally
September 11- October 4, 2015
Anna Gangai returns to the role of Maria Callas in this Tony-Award winning play.
Based on a series of master classes the opera diva gave at Julliard, Callas berates
her students as much as she encourages them, reflecting on a lifetime of triumphs
and disappointments and recalls her relationship with shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
November 6-29, 2015
Medea and her two children wait in exile for her heroic husband to secure a place for them,
only to find out that he has abandoned them for the King's daughter.
With her imminent banishment, divorcement from her only love,
and separation from her two children drawing nigh, Medea has twenty-four hours
to exact revenge and reclaim the only thing she has left: her life.
Auditions will be held on September 13-14 from 7-10 pm with callbacks on the 21st from 7-10 pm.
Contact Florence at (210) 589-8450 for more details.
February 12- March 6, 2016
Amid the weariness of life in the country, the famous actress Arkadina presides over a household
riven with desperate love, dreams of success, and dread of failure. It is her son, Konstantin,
who one day shoots a seagull; it is the novelist Trigorin who will one day write the story of the seagull so casually killed;
but it is Nina, the seagull herself, whose life to come will rewrite the story.
April 29- May 22, 2016
In this classic American comedy, an uncouth, corrupt junk dealer, Harry Brock, brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn
with him to Washington, D.C. When Billie's ignorance becomes a liability to Brock's business dealings,
he hires a journalist, Paul Verrall, to educate his girlfriend. In the process of learning,
Billie Dawn realizes how corrupt Harry is and begins interfering with his plans to bribe a Congressman.
"An artist enters. And is."
So says Maria Callas in “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s take on a series of classes that the past-her-glorious-prime opera superstar gave at Juilliard in 1972. And so does Anna Gangai in Classic Theatre’s season opener, revisiting a role that she first played in an earlier production of the piece at the now-defunct Church Theatre. (Side note: This version uses a different version of the script.)
The piece, directed with precision by Diane Malone (who also directed the Church production), has Callas working with and, in a few cases, terrorizing, three students — played to terrific effect by Amanda Golden, Jacquelyn Matava and Jerry Cordova — and reflecting on some of the big moments of her life and career. In one particularly memorable moment, she recalls “hurling notes like thunderbolts,” a memory that Gangai recounts so vividly that one can almost envision the set and the rest of the cast.
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is now accepting applications for our AIM High Program, a comprehensive apprenticeship, internship, and mentor program for San Antonio high school and college students interested in careers in the performing arts. AIM High offers total immersion in design, technical production and acting through hands-on experience working on our productions during the 2015-2016 Season with professional theatre artists and technicians.
CLICK HERE for a downloadable APPLICATION (.PDF). For more information contact Director of Education, Christie Beckham, at Christie(at)classictheatre(dot)org.
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