Archive for 2010

1st February
2010
written by Nalin

Open auditions for “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” will be Saturday, March 20th. The format will be cold-reading. There are two male roles and one female role. Please inform the stage manager at karen@avthespians.org if you would like to audition. We will send out address and times closer to the audition date.

31st January
2010
written by Cam

Hello all!

Just a quick update on the business end of things.

The most exciting news I have is the official approval of our 501(c)(3) status.  We are now a recognized not-for-profit organization, so any donations (either monetary or in-kind products) are tax deductible! Yay!

Preliminary accounting for Crime & Punishment are very encouraging.  Look for an update soon for the final report on the show.

We are in the process of putting together AVT’s contribution to the Almond Blossom Festival in Quartz Hill.  If you have any suggestions about what you think we should include, feel free to drop me an email at cam@avthespians.org.

I think that’s all from me for now!

30th January
2010
written by Nalin

AVT is looking for quality, locally written, full-length plays for production.  Our goal is to produce at least one full-length by a local playwright annually, starting in our 2011 season.  And yes, we are willing to pay for it – see our Playwrights Page for details on our current $300 bounty for a new play about the American West!

Here’s your chance to see your work live on stage.  You will gain invaluable feedback from the production process, and a solid footing towards becoming a published playwright. Step up your game, and be a part of the AV’s most innovative and experimental grassroots theatre project!

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24th January
2010
written by Nalin

AVT’s debut full-length production closed today after a very successful six-show run.  We have been moved by, and are grateful for, the exuberant reaction from our fans and the support we have received from friends, family, and our local community.  Quartz Hill, we are excited to be your very own, homegrown theatre company!

AVT is pleased to announce that all ticket proceeds from the first, sold-out show will be donated to the American Red Cross for ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti.

You can check out photos, reviews, and comments from fans, cast, and crew on our Facebook Page.

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Crime and Punishment, By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Adapted to the stage by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Starring: Anna Delrosario, M. Steven Felty, Kevin J. Hogan, and Kara McCollum

Antelope Valley Thespians presents this new, award-winning stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary masterpiece Crime and Punishment.  In 1860’s St. Petersburg, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov relives the thoughts, ideas and feelings that drove him to his horrible crime.  This 90-minute “conversation on the nature of evil” becomes a dark journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption. This is an intense psychological and spiritual journey which seeks to unveil hidden dimensions of the human condition, and the power of faith to heal even the gravest and most disturbing wounds of the soul.

Six shows:

Saturday, January 16th, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, January 17th, 2pm
Friday, January 22nd, 7pm
Saturday, January 23rd, 7pm
Sunday, January 24th, 2pm

Producer and Artistic Director: Nalin A. Ratnayake
Operations Director: Courtney Marrietta
Production Stage Manager: Karen Gruca
Technical Director: Jeremy Gruca
Lighting Designers: Sarah Bialobroda, Jessica Katzman
Sound Designers: Courtney Marietta, Jeremy Gruca, Nalin A. Ratnayake
Scenic Designer / Jack of all Trades: Lucas Nemeth
Costume Design: Anna Delrosario
Production Assistant: Sarah Arnac

10th January
2010
written by Nalin

Rodion Raskolnikov (Kevin J. Hogan) descends into a spiral of guilt and horror after his terrible act in AVT's "Crime and Punishment"

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It’s the moment you have all been waiting for!  AVT’s debut full-length production of Dostoyevsky’s classic, “Crime and Punishment”, opens this week and continues through January 24 with six shows.  Come and support Quartz Hill’s first and only homegrown community theatre group in our newly outfitted garage blackbox theatre!

You can check out photos of our blackbox theatre on our Facebook Page.

NO WALK UP tickets will be issued – you must reserve your seats in advance.  The play will be staged in the garage of a private residence.  Address and parking information will be sent out to all reservation holders.

Reserve seats now!

Crime and Punishment, By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Adapted to the stage by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Six shows:
Saturday, January 16th, 2pm [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, January 16th,7pm [CLOSED]
Sunday, January 17th, 2pm [CLOSED]
Friday, January 22nd, 7pm [CLOSED]
Saturday, January 23rd, 7pm [SOLD OUT]
Sunday, January 24th, 2pm [CLOSED]

Tickets: $8 general / $5 K-12 student

“Box seats” are available for all shows.  These seats are front-and-center, literally involve boxes, and include a bottle of your choice from a selection of red, white, and dessert wines (or cider if you prefer).  The box seats are $30 for the pair.

Note: This play contains dark themes, stage violence, and instances of profanity.  It is not recommended for young children.


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