January 6-16

Starring Edward Giron and Geren Piltz
Directed by Cybele Foraker

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet's A Life tn the Theatre is,according to the New York Times, a "work with serious undertones...first of all, a comedy--and Mr Mamet's language glistens." The play is often hilarious, often moving, and always sharp and witty. A Life tn the Theatre explores the lives of two actors: one young and on the ascendancy; the other an older actor, his career having peaked, aware that he is on the decline. In a series of spare and raw exchanges we see the changes in the relationship between the two.

GEREN PILTZ has wowed audiences with his multiple characters in the play THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, which had a long, successful run playing at both at Center Stage and Circle Bar B. He has also recently been featured in the original musical SUCCESS; the Garvin's production of BATBOY; the original APRICOTS AND AVOCADOS, also at Center Stage; and Circle Bar B's NUNCRACKERS. He has received the prestigious John Profant Foundation award three years in a row.

EDWARD GIRON recently directed the highly successful run of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Seaside Theatre Company and is currently involved with that group in directing the classic comedy HARVEY. He will be directing the upcoming Santa Barbara premiere as a fully produced work of CHANGE BEDS AND DANCE. He co starred with GEREN PILTZ in the tour de force MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; recently co starred in Circle Bar B's two person comedy MARRIAGE IS MURDER, and will be featured as Jake in their 2005 production of Neil Simon's JAKE'S WOMEN.

CYBELE FORAKER, the show's director, worked with both this show's performers as the director of MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. She also recently directed productions of THE WOMEN and CASH ON DELIVERY for Circle Bar B and will be directing that group's season opener for 2005.She works regularly with the Valley Players, directing many productions involving young performers, many of which have been performed at Center Stage. She has also been a featured performer in many Santa Barbara area theatre productions.

DAVID MAMET is one of America's most successful playwrights and screenwriters. His plays include GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, SPEED THE PLOW and AMERICAN BUFFALO. Screenplays include HEIST, HOUSE OF GAMES, and THE SPANISH PRISONER.The NY Times calls him " an eloquent master of two part harmony"; the Village Voice says he has "the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since JD Salinger"; and Newsweek calls him "unique and exciting."


A Life in the Theatre
TIMES: January 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: January 9 at 4:00 P.M.
TIMES: January 16 reception at 4:30 P.M., performance at 6:00 P.M.
$16.00 general, $13.50 students. Groups of 15 or more $12.00

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Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.