Order information for your Shopping Cart

PARKING PARTNERS

Theatre

When you first glance at the name Hamnet, you are met with a combination of familiarity and confusion. Perhaps it’s a typo? Living in the shadow of one of the greatest characters ever written, history struggles to bestow Hamnet—William Shakespeare’s only son—a separate identity, one distanced from the legacy of his father’s writing. In Dead Centre’s Hamnet (SEP 20 – OCT 7), this child finally has the space and time to define himself and own his…

Read More

  In WET: A DACAmented Journey, Alex Alpharaoh tells his true, real life story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper.      As a writer, performer, poet, activist, director, producer, and teacher based in Los Angeles, Alpharaoh is able to capture the imagination of audiences and provoke meaningful discussions in a variety of mediums. His ability to convey a story through the written word—and…

Read More

In the fall of 1945, British playwright J.D. Priestly and his wife Jane boarded a war-battered Douglas C-47 plane with no seats or seat belts and traveled to Moscow, Russia. Priestly was about to premiere his new play, An Inspector Calls. The play was written in just one week. Unable to find a venue for the production in London, Priestly exported his show over 2,000 miles away to the USSR. The show debuted at the…

Read More

Making a space for myself in the world of theater, and building a sustained career in it, was an all-consuming effort that lasted the better part of 20 years. I couldn’t afford graduate school or to gain experience via low pay, or unpaid, internships. I had day jobs and side hustles, paying my bills with jobs bartending and data management consulting. I didn’t have a steady paycheck in the theater until I was 40. I…

Read More

Shakespeare’s legacy is rooted in language. The majority of students in the United States study Shakespeare in English classes throughout high school and the education surrounding Shakespeare curriculum is rooted in the linguistics and poetic form. His influence on English has survived centuries and his contribution to our vocabulary is often taken for granted. In Measure for Measure alone, we can thank Shakespeare for giving us the words “belongings,” “gnarled,” and “sanctimonious,” amongst a plethora…

Read More