|SEX AND EDUCATION
by Lissa Levin
Before texting, facebooking, and tweeting became the preferred mode of communication for young people, there was writing notes. Remember passing them in high school? Remember how it felt to get caught? OMG! Meet Miss Edwards, a high school English teacher on the last day of a long teaching career. And meet Joe Marks, a basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his attempt to pass his girlfriend a profanity-laced, sexually charged note, dripping with hormones and misplaced modifiers, is intercepted by Miss Edwards during a final exam. With nothing to lose as she bids farewell to her teaching career, Miss Edwards puts an unorthodox approach to the test, using the note to teach him a lesson in English composition, and to see if she can light an intellectual flame under one last underachiever.
“A delightfully warped homage to educators everywhere, filled with the mixed joys and sorrows of passing the mantle of knowledge to a generation that thinks Madonna was a contemporary of Mark Twain and school is a waste of time.” – Backstage
“Hilarious… Levin has obviously diagrammed a sentence or two in her time, and her shots at declining standards of literacy are spot-on.” - LA Times
February 15 – March 16, 2014 Press Release
LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
Epic and intimate, brilliantly funny and deeply moving, The Lion in Winter plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and most human rulers, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. As the sun sets on his reign, the great and powerful Henry Plantagenet calls Eleanor to the castle at Chinon for one last Winter Court, along with their three crown-hungry sons – the warrior Richard, the conniving Geoffrey, and the bumble-headed John. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players moves to control who will sit on the throne when Henry is gone – a battle that will determine the future of an empire.
“Has more wit in every speech than some hit comedies have in an entire evening…a growling, snarling, skin-piercing, skull-rattling exhibit, couched in marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns.” – LA Times
April 19 – May 18, 2014
The Colony Theatre Company Presents a
CLASSIC MOVIE FUNDRAISING EVENT
Come join us for wine, cheese, and a screening of a great classic American Film!
Doors open at 7pm for refreshments.
Screening begins at 8pm, Saturday March 22, 2014
The Colony Theatre in association with Karen Cadle International Presents
REMEMBERING THE LADIES
A Music, Comedy & Video Celebration of some of the most unforgettable ladies to grace the world stage!
Starring critically acclaimed British singer-entertainer-comedienne, TONI MORRELL
Featuring Musical Director David Dial, directed by Karen G. Cadle
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8pm
Voted "Best Special Theatre Event in Los Angeles!"
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The award-winning Colony Theatre Company is Burbank's premiere professional theatre. It was voted "Best Live Theatre in L.A." in The Daily News 2006 Readers' Choice poll, and has been named one of "25 Notable U.S. Theatre Companies" by Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac for 6 years in a row.
(Plays and dates subject to change.)
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