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Another SLO Little Theatre Adventure: A Play, A Talk and a Nosh "Independence" at the LIttle Theatre
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Another SLO Little Theatre Adventure: A Play, A Talk and a Nosh "Independence" at the LIttle Theatre
We'll enjoy a matinee performance of SLO Little Theatre's production of 'Independence,"  followed by a talkback - led by longtime SLO Little Theatre actor and volunteer, Elaine Fournier, followed then by an opportunity to share a bite to eat and more conversation with members of the cast and crew.

The play:  The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, is a university professor in Minneapolis, but she has come home at the request of her sister, Jo who is concerned for Evelyn's mental health. Kess, a professed lesbian, wants to cut her family ties once and for all; Jo, an incurable romantic and longtime virgin, has now become pregnant; while Sherry, salty-tongued and amoral, wants only to finish high school so she can leave home for good. In the end, there is no accommodation possible but, instead, only a kind of arbitrary independence for each of the protagonists, as they come to realize that each must find her own heavenor hellin her own way.

The talkback: A talkback is a post-show informal conversation with members of Independence's artistic staff and cast.  It will be led by long-time SLO Little Theatre contributor Elaine Fournier. This is a chance for you to learn about the thinking and planning that must be done before the play goes on.  Elaine may talk about the script itself, themes, mother and daughters, the author, character development from the actor's point of view, and/or the rehearsal process. You may ask any questions about the show or artistic process and gain more of an insight into the theater works.

All this and food: After the talkback, we'll remain at the theater and have an opportunity to share a bite to eat with cast and crew and to continue our conversations on a more personal basis.

Elaine Fornier has a Master's in English with a dramatic literature emphasis.  She taught theatre appreciation, acting, dramatic literature and film at Cuesta College, and  taught English composition at Cal Poly and Hancock College.

Saturday, October 19 2 pm  SLO Little Theater, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

This course was a sellout when it was offered earlier this year in connection with the show "Enchanted April."   There are only 25 tickets available for this course so please make sure to register early so you won't be shut out.

The Cost for this course:  $25 for members, $30 for non-members inludes the price of your theater ticket and the food and beverages on offer.

Please visit our website www.lifelearnerscc.org for information about our other courses and activities.

When you click on "Register for this Course" you will be taken to the course's listing on Brown Paper Tickets--the website we use to register course attendees.

If you are a current member of LLCC and have a password,  you should click on "Enter a Password or a Discount Code" to see the member price. The member price is less than the general price of admission to this course. Type in the password and click "show available tickets" to see the member price before you select the quantity of tickets.

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.

Please purchase a separate ticket for each person so that we can have a record of all attendees.

Remember to have Brown Paper Tickets send you a reminder for this course. You can do that before you begin the signup process. Look for the "Remind Me" section at the bottom right of the webpage. Thanks.


San Luis Obispo Little Theatre (View)
888 Morro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States


Education > Classes

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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