Friday, January 29, 2010

Furious Saddened by Pasadena Playhouse Closing

posted by Nick Cernoch at 2:03 PM
Furious Theatre Company is deeply saddened to hear the news about the closing of the historic theatre that has generously given us a home for over 5 years. Our relationship with Pasadena Playhouse has done amazing things for our company, and we'll be eternally grateful for our time here as part of the Playhouse family. Our sympathies go out to our friends on the Playhouse staff who are losing their jobs. Although this news presents some immediate challenges for our organization, we are determined to continue with our current season as planned. We are moving forward with our upcoming production of Jason Wells' MEN OF TORTUGA and will explore all options to keep its February 20 opening on schedule in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Furious is aware that the current situation will present obstacles but it is our hope that the generous support we have received from our patrons and donors will continue to be there to lift us up in what is sure to be a greater time of need. While it is uncertain where our company will be producing in the future we remain committed to bringing "furious" theatre to Los Angeles audiences.

To read more about this breaking news, follow the LA Times story here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Furiouser and Furiouser

posted by brad at 3:58 PM
Here are a few quotes from a really fun (and flattering) write-up by Backstage veteran critic Les Spindle on our 2010 season.

Click here to read the entire blog post.

Furiouser and Furiouser

"One of L.A.'s most acclaimed and adventurous theater groups,
Furious Theatre Company, has announced its seventh season, to be presented at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, adjacent to the Pasadena Playhouse, except for the third offering, which will be staged at a venue to be announced. Pictured here is a scene from last season's magnificent production of Bruce Norris' startling domestic drama The Pain and the Itch, a co-production between Furious and Theatre @ Boston Court. The bill of fare for 2010 sounds as intriguing and edgy as the work we have come to expect from this young but highly accomplished company."

"The only thing likely to make me furious about this lineup would be missing any entries in this most tantalzing season."

Be Furious.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Men of Tortuga - 1st Rehearsal

posted by brad at 11:58 AM
Here are a few photos from last night's first read/rehearsal for Men of Tortuga - the first production in Season 7 at Furious.

Model of the Scenic Design

The Sound Design Plot

Director Alexis Chamow talking through some ideas with ensemble member Damaso Rodriguez

Cast, Creative Team and Company in the room for the first time

More to come...

Be Furious.

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Best of L.A. Theater in the '00s

posted by brad at 10:17 AM

In this week's LA Weekly, Steven Leigh Morris writes an insightful article detailing the wins and losses of the Los Angeles Theatre Scene over the past ten years. Read it here.

Included in his article is a list of the "best theatre companies for the past decade", and we're honored to be included. In addition to listing the wins and losses, SLM - always the champion of smaller theatres here in L.A. - sheds some light on the current state of the city's scene and how a majority of what actually shapes our scene locally "flies under the radar" from a regional and national perspective. Hence, making it difficult for L.A. to be recognized for what it factually is - the number one theatre producing city in America.

Here's to an exciting 2010 together. Be Furious in the New Year!