Live Arts: Helen of Troy – win free tickets!

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Oct 112006
 


Cynthia Burke as the Servant and Jen Downey as Helen. Photo credit: Jack Looney/C-VILLE Weekly.

Helen of Troy might be considered as history’s first femme fatale – after all, when Paris of Troy stole her away from Menelaus of Greece, ten years of bloodshed began.

But, what happened to Helen during that time? Her story is unfolding anew in Charlottesville at Live Arts, with a production of Ellen McLaughlin’s play, directed by Ronda Hewitt. I caught up with Ronda shortly after the play opened.

Take a listen below, and stay tuned to the end to find out how you can win a free pair of tickets to Helen of Troy during its run!

 

 

Amadeus kicks off Live Arts season

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Sep 222006
 


Sara Eshleman as Constanze and Jon Cobb as Mozart. Amadeus runs through October 21 at Live Arts (Photo: Jack Looney/CVILLE Weekly

Live Arts begins its new season with the production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The play tells the story of the fictional rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri in the late 18th century Vienna. The play is directed by Mendy St. Ours, and runs from September 22nd through October 21st.

I attended the preview night of Amadeus, and spoke with St. Ours to find out more about the piece.

We’ll be previewing all of the productions in Live Arts season this year. This preview of Amadeus is supported by RedInked, a blog about culture and words, and by the Charlottesville Daily Progress.

Read Jane Dunlop Norris’ feature from the September 22 edition of the paper.

Charlottesville blogger Brian Chenault saw the play on September 29th. �

John Gibson of Live Arts announces the 2006-2007 season

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Jun 062006
 

Storytelling and musicmaking are two of the themes that weave through the nine plays selected by Live Arts for its upcoming sixteenth season. Artistic director John Gibson announced the selections last night at a preview party, and I stopped by to find out what’s coming up.