The College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department, Siskiyou Senior Players, and New Frontier Theatre Company will be participating in this first-ever event. During an intermission, audience members will have an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with the directors and actors.
For a special Theater Night Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir, three Siskiyou County theater companies will be providing a gourmet sampling of their recent and future productions. The College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department, Siskiyou Senior Players, and New Frontier Theatre Company will be participating in this first-ever event. During an intermission, audience members will have an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with the directors and actors.
COS Theatre Director Neil Carpentier-Alting will be bringing his troupe of actors to Dunsmuir to perform a selection from “Antigone,” the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. This ancient Greek ‘resistance’ drama, Carpentier-Alting notes, continues to be relevant even in our modern times. It challenges us to question the position of the individual within the society, the fairness of society’s laws and what happens when the individual rises up against those laws that they deem unjust. This classic tragedy also highlights the empowerment of women, loyalty and love.
“Antigone” will be performed the first two weekends in April at the college.
On a lighter note, the Senior Players will perform two of their most popular skits: “The Difference Between Men & Women,” a tongue-in-cheek study of the respective inhabitants of Mars & Venus, and “You’re My Doctor,” featuring an elderly patient whose annual checkup goes in an unexpected direction.
The Senior Players will perform April 25, 26, 27 and 28 at the College of the Siskiyous.
Bennett Gale and Kim Nile of the New Frontier Theatre Company will be performing selections from “Scrooge,” in which the old curmudgeon wakes up to meet the Ghost of Christmas Present; “Shirley Valentine,” a funny and heartwarming one-woman show; and “Greater Tuna,” an original take on small-town life.
A $5 donation is suggested for this event. The Siskiyou Arts Museum is at 5824 Dunsmuir Avenue. For more information call 235-4711 or go to www.siskiyouartsmuseum.org.