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OCPA Presents…Directing Hedda

SATURDAY, June 24 @ 2:30pm
Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theatre arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807
General Admission: $10 pre-sale / $14 at the door
Buy tickets @ www.chancetheater.com
 
The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) partners with the Chance Theater in June for a staged reading of Lynn Wells Nelson’s comedy Directing Hedda. This new full-length play kicks off the 2017 OCPA Presents… series of staged readings of longer works from OC dramatists. Katie Chidester directs.
 
The Play
The Swan’s Song Theatre is about to close its doors if it can’t produce a successful play. Each of the artistic directors have hired a separate director, independent of each other, to direct Hedda Gabler. The newly hired directors have conflicting styles – one is a classicist, the other a revisionist – and each of these two women have issues of their own. Most of the actors cast have fled to other productions except for the two female leads. Can the show go on?
 
The Playwright
Lynn Wells Nelson is an actress, playwright, director, author of the textbook The Articulate Voice, and Saddleback College professor emeritus. Directing Hedda was a finalist for the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s Botanicum Seedlings new play development series in 2016.
 
The Venue
Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, CHANCE THEATER recently received a National Theatre Company grant from American Theatre Wing. The Chance has won six Ovation Awards, including two for Best Production of a Musical – Intimate Theater for its West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical and Southern California premiere of Jerry Springer – The Opera, as well as four LADCC Awards, including the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season. The Anaheim City Council named Chance Theater “the official resident theater company of Anaheim”, and Arts Orange County has twice named the Chance as “Outstanding Arts Organization”. Known for using bold and personal storytelling to promote dialogue and connection within the Southern California theatrical landscape, the Chance is committed to contributing to a more compassionate, connected and creative community. As a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Network of Ensemble Theaters, and the LA Stage Alliance, Chance Theater continues to bring national attention to the Southern California and Orange County theater scenes. For more information, visit www.ChanceTheater.com.