Broken Anchor Collective and Arena Theater present "Fiction", a play by Steven Dietz.
Broken Anchor Collective is an innovative group of four young, talented local thespians: actors Amanda Woodward (Our Town, Anastasia), Hannah Parsons (Proof, The Music Man) Jon Carlo, (Our Town, Proof), and director Bryn Elizan Harris.
"Fiction", the collective's first offering is an adult, articulate and often witty drama with an intriguing and thought provoking plot.
Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another, who thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when they decide to share their diaries with one another, the boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.
The play marks Harris' directorial debut on the Mendonoma Coast, although since graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010 with a BFA in directing and returning to the west coast, Harris has been very active in the local theater scene, performing and choreographing (Love on the Edge, Teo's Five Deuces Cabaret) and with local musicians for several venues and events, plus choreographing, ('HONK!, The Music Man), directing stage combat, (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), and co-directing and choreographing a musical theater workshop with her mother Jan Harris.
"I chose this play for several reasons. Dietz is the eighth most produced regional theater playwright in America today, (excluding Shakespeare) and tied with Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee for number of productions", asserts Harris. "Dietz is best known for the musicality in his writing. My mentor and Dean of UNCSA's Theatre Arts Dept, the formidable Gerald Freedman, always says, 'In a musical you are trying to find the story in the music, In a play you work to find the music in the story.'
"Other advantages include: utilizing a minimal set, which allows for more creativity as director and demands the audience's imagination; having a cast of three that forces an intimacy between actors and director allowing the cast to 'drop into' the characters in a deeper way. Also, with the popular new form of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and personal "blogs", public journaling is becoming the norm. "Fiction" poses questions that provoke self-analysis and discussion as well as providing pure entertainment."
Broken Anchor Collective's mission is to explore performance art with offerings that are 'out of the box' in terms of theme, style, and production values. Please contact Bryn Elizan Harris (884-1127) regarding participation in future productions. All tickets are $15.00, available at Four-Eyed Frog, The Sea Trader in Gualala, Arena Market and at the door each performance.
The Arena theater bar and snack stand will be open.
Arena Theater (View)
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|