CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2000
The Vanguard Theatre Ensemble is going on the road this weekend--leaving its small home stage in Fullerton for larger digs in Santa Ana--to throw a theatrical fund-raising party for itself. "El Grande de Coca Cola," a frothy musical comedy about a Central American impresario trying to liven up his rundown town with an international cabaret show, will be the theatrical fare, with refreshments included in the $25 show price.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1999 |
A preservation group is continuing its fight to save the Fox Fullerton Theater. Members of Project: Fox have been gathering petitions and raising money in support of the historic theater's restoration. The Fullerton landmark was built in 1925. As part of the effort, the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble will present a benefit performance of Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be in Pictures" at 8 p.m. Saturday. Last year's show raised almost $1,000, which was used to fund advertising and publicity for the cause.
September 14, 1996 |
The women in playwright Susan Griffin's "Voices" speak from a period that has passed. The play was written in the 1970s, and its attitudes and even many of its references are echoes of the women of that time. But, oddly, the play--being staged by the Vanguard Theatre Ensemble--is not as dated as you might expect. Because although these women with their particular and individual perspectives could not exist at any other time, what they have to say about the female condition is timeless.
March 13, 1996 |
The Vanguard Theatre Ensemble may not explore the outer reaches of contemporary playwriting, but it's happy treading in the lands of Shakespeare and Synge. The latest exploration is a kind of compromise between (sort of) fresh material and the classics: Christopher Hampton's biting, smart adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' epistolary novel, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
January 15, 1993 |
Less than a year after it was launched, the small but ambitious Vanguard Theatre Ensemble has run into management problems that cast a cloud over its future. Vanguard producer Kevin Aratari and artistic director Terry Gunkel, founders of the storefront troupe, have decided to break up their team effort due to "irreconcilable differences." Aratari said Thursday the official announcement of his departure will be made next week.
October 24, 1992 |
The Vanguard Theatre Ensemble will open its 1993 season with Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest," the group has announced. "Earnest" will play at the ensemble's 68-seat theater from Jan. 7 to Feb. 6. Other plays in the season include: "Equus" by Peter Shaffer (March 4 to April 3); Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (May 6 to June 5); "Present Laughter" by Noel Coward (July 1-31); Shakespeare's "Othello" (Aug. 26 to Sept.