Inspirational Play About Tolerance, The Center of the Universe
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The last date listed for The Center of the Universe was Thursday May 21, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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Winner of more than 30 international theatre awards, including three Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake is a triumphant and thrilling reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's original, Russian folk tale-inspired ballet. Bourne's iconic and breathtaking production -- which revolves around a young crown prince, his distant mother and the swan that represents the prince's desire for freedom -- took the dance world by storm when it premiered in 1995, and is perhaps best known for its replacement of the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. The performance featured in this stunning, high-definition screening was filmed at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre in 2011 with a cast that includes Richard Windsor, Dominic North and Nina Goldman. Learn More
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Featured review from Tami Weiser
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This was a thought provoking experience... there were many high school students in the audience. Witha a Q&A session after.
The cast was very honest about how it has changed the way they look at and treat others on a daily basis. If this did the same for just one person in the audience, it was well worth it.
The Center of the Universe, a compelling play about prejudice, tolerance, and the root of violence in our society, is more relevant than ever in the atmosphere of recent events.
Featuring a cast of ethnically diverse actors ranging between the ages of 15-21, Universe centers on a high school couple torn apart by a senseless act of violence and weaves recent events with scenes inspired by historical stories of slavery and the Holocaust to create an unforgettable message about the value of human life. The performance will conclude with an open-forum, audience interactive discussion about the role of today’s youth in combating racism and other tragic acts of intolerance.
Written well before the World Trade Center attacks and the school shootings in Columbine, Colorado, Universe became a heavily sought after production shortly after those events.
The Center of the Universe is written by Bruce Gevirtzman and directed by Steve Cisneros.
About the Ticket Supplier: Phantom Projects Theatre Group
Phantom Projects Theatre Group was created in 1997 by Steve Cisneros, when he was just 17. Since then, the company has produced and toured 50 productions, sold nearly 100,000 tickets, and presented a mixture of new and classic works out of their home at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and other venues throughout Southern California.