A Noise Within Announces 2020-21 Season

Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott are the producing artistic directors preparing for A Noise Within’s 2020-21 season.

“Through the ages and from the ashes of troubled times, the human spirit, indomitable and eternal, rises,” A Noise Within Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott said in a mutual statement. “Yes, we have all been united by particularly strange and trying days of late. And across the globe, along with inevitable chaos and conflict, our better angels are on shining display. Kindness, empathy, a helping hand to a stranger; these are the human qualities A Noise Within chooses to celebrate in our season. Hence our 2020-21 season theme, Spirits Rising!”
The new season begins in early fall with a straight run of Lewis Carroll’s masterwork “Alice in Wonderland” (Aug. 22-Sept. 13) for audiences who had to miss the production in the spring of 2020. The following production will be “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (Sept. 27-Nov. 15), running in repertory with the Tony Award-nominated “Radio Golf” (Oct. 18-Nov. 22), as A Noise Within continues its exploration of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s 10-play “American Century Cycle” with its final installment. Concluding 2020, holiday favorite Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (December 4-23) will return for its ninth year with all new music, composed by ANW resident artist Robert Oriol.
The new calendar year will begin with a mesmerizing production of Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-nominated “Metamorphoses” (Feb. 7-May 7, 2021), set in a pool of water on A Noise Within’s stage. “Metamorphoses” will run in rotating repertory through the spring with Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s “An Iliad” (Feb. 28-May 9, 2021) and William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (April 4-May 16, 2021), which will share the watery world of “Metamorphoses.”
“A Noise Within has never been just a space to produce timeless stories,” Elliott and Rodriguez-Elliott said in a mutual statement. “Ours is also an intimate community where together we experience both the joy and challenge of being human. We need each other more than ever. We need this community more than ever.
“We are excited to share our upcoming season, ecstatic at the certainty that soon we will all once again be together in the same space exploring the wonders of classic theatre.”
A Noise Within, which has been called “an oasis for those who love classic stories” by the Los Angeles Times, is an award-winning resident company which practices a rotating repertory model at its state-of-the-art, 324-seat performance space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office, subscription and attendance records year after year. For additional information, visit anoisewithin.org.

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