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High Street Arts Center
45 East High Street Moorpark, CA 93021
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The injustices of 19th Century France is the setting for the world’s longest running and best loved musical. Based on Victor Hugo’s imortal novel, theater legends Alain Boubel and Claude Michel Schonberg brought Les Misérables to the stage in 1985. It would tour for the next 27 years. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 the High Street Arts Center will be one of the first local theater companies in the world to present this epic production.

Often mistaken for the story of the French Revolution, Les Misérables is actually set around the little known Student Revolution that took place 40 later. A generation has grown up since the overthrow of King Louis XVI and the fall of the Bastille but little has improved. Now the question is, “With all the anger in the land, how long before the judgment day, before we cut the fat ones down to size?”

Set to this backdrop is the story of Jean Valjean who has broken parole after 18 years imprisonment for stealing a loaf of bread. Determined to get his man the pious Inspector Javert relentlessly pursues Valjean, vowing he must “learn the lesson of the law.” Weaved throughout this chase are the many enduring and deeply tragic characters, each of whom faces the musical’s central haunting question, “Who am I?”

About the Ticket Supplier: High Street Arts Center

The High Street Arts Center has had a long and rich history as a source of culture and entertainment for the residents of Moorpark. In its early incarnation, the El Rancho, located at 45 East High Street in Moorpark, California, was built in 1927 to replace an old wooden structure that housed a silent movie theater. Currently, the city has great plans for the redevelopment of High Street, and sees the institution of a Cultural Arts Center as an important step in that goal. As residents and visitors discover the jewel of the High Street Arts Center, they also discover the wonderful restaurants and shops that reside along High Street as well. As that happens we know that people will think of High Street as the heart of Moorpark, with its (pepper tree) roots still firmly planted in its rich past, and its face shining brightly with the glow of the future.