Venue Details

21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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Member Tips

Carlos Ontiveros
Casual
info Jan 26 2010 star this tip starred
Carlos Ontiveros
Plenty of parking.
info Jan 26 2010 star this tip starred
Carlos Ontiveros
Snack area, the hot cider smelt delicious.
info Jan 26 2010 star this tip starred
Rae B. Harper
Never a problem
info Jan 27 2010 star this tip starred

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7 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Vary different play, hard to follow and understand the meaning of each act.
I have heard the book is the same way.

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91 events
32 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Difficult following the themes tho the actors all did a great job -

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Description

This is a satirical story of an extraordinary family that has survived many tragedies. Ultimately bewitched, befuddled, and becalmed, they are the stuff of which heroes are made. Their revival is a wacky testament of faith in humanity.

About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot Theatre

The La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.

At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.

Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.

In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.