NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25TH!
AT THE ATWATER VILLAGE THEATER
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
**NO PERFORMANCE ON SAT SEPTEMBER 17TH!**
Atwater Village Theater
3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, CA 90039
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Watch Trailer Here
Read Steve Julian's "The Complexities of Stranger Things" article here
“Strindberg meets Rod Serling... the show’s somber, claustrophobic
tone is leavened by dry wit, and just when the story seems predictable,
it twists into something genuinely chilling.” -- LA Times
"It certainly looks and feels compelling, from designer Maureen Weiss'
whitewashed, plank-heavy, skeletal set and striking projections—under
Chris Wojcieszyn's film-noir-evocative lighting—to Cricket S. Myers'
complex sound design. David O's original music, performed by him at the
piano, promises much in the way of anachronistic oddness and frissons.
Furthermore, the four actors are committed to the stranger things on
their respective plates." -- Back Stage
"Clark's direction of Stranger Things is precise, effective, and
brimming with beautiful aesthetic details: timing is used to imply page
turns; color differentiates realms; and lighting is used to convey
warmth and apathy. Impressionist music, steely drawings, and austere
characters transform grim abstractions into a conceptual drama where the
art itself slowly siphons off individuals members of a creepy family.
The collaboratively written work blurs reality and dimensions through
themes of guilt, lingering disappointment, secrecy, and betrayal." -
“Eerie spellbinder filled with stark bleakness - as surprising as it
is haunting. Remarkable scenic and projection design by Maureen Weiss,
brilliant lighting by the Chris Wojcieszyn, and excellent original score
by David O! A must see.” –Sid Fish, Beverly Hills Directory.
"Many moments are positively chilling – and the immersive soundscape
holds the audience captive for the duration of this spectacularly
layered tale. David O's underscoring sweeps seamlessly into Cricket S.
Myers’ soundscape of whirling winds, haunting whispers, and gasping
breaths that still echo in my head today." -- Sarah Taylor Ellis,
Compositions on Theater
A man returns to his boyhood home after 20 years to reconnect with his remaining family. But all is not as it should be – bloody secrets abound and no one recognizes the long lost son. Will his reluctance to reveal himself prove to be his undoing? Inspired by the works and ideas of existential philosopher Albert Camus, STRANGER THINGS utilizes original music to delve into the emotional undercurrent of the isolated individual. Conceived and directed by Ronnie Clark, starring Christel Joy Johnson, Katharine Noon, Doug Sutherland and Brian Weir and with original music composed and performed by David O.
Conceived and Directed by RONNIE CLARK
Music Composed and Directed by DAVID O
Developed in workshop by
THE GHOST ROAD COMPANY ENSEMBLE
(Ronnie Clark, Christel Joy Johnson, Katharine Noon, Mark Seldis,
Brian Weir, Ronald Wingate Jr.)
CHRISTEL JOY JOHNSON
Produced by KIM GLANN & MARK SELDIS
SET DESIGN BY MAUREEN WEISS
LIGHTING DESIGN BY CHRIS WOJCIESZYN
COSTUME DESIGN BY PAMELA SHAW
SOUND DESIGN BY CRICKET MYERS
stage manager | Jen Bendik
assistant lighting design | Phil Galler
board operator/crew | Devin Kasper
dramaturg | Laurel Ollstein
technical director | Pete Sauber
properties design | Christel Joy Johnson
ST logo & postcard design | Josh Worth
scenic design assistant | Naomi Kasahara
lighting crew | Sammy Ross
rehearsal and preview stage manager | Nicole Rossi
publicist | Phillip Sokoloff
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AUGUST 5-7, 2011
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