LA MIRADA - Phantom Projects Theatre Group has released the schedule for its newest season of performances at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts."The Crucible" - Nov. 30 - Arthur Miller's timeless tragedy of a young girl whose accusations against innocent townspeople hold an entire community hostage. Inspired by the McCarthy hearings and based on the Salem witch trials of 1692, this drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. "MacHomer" - Feb. 16, 2012 - Imagine Shakespeare's "MacBeth," a bloody tale of greed, envy, murder and retribution, interpreted by none other than television's supreme anti-heroes of irreverence "The Simpsons." That is exactly what Rick Miller does in "MacHomer." In this energetic and hilarious performance, picture Homer Simpson as the Scottish traitor, Marge as Lady Macbeth, Mr. Burns as the doomed King Duncan and Moe the Bartender as Witch No. 2. "MacHomer" is a one-man show that has entertained audiences of all ages, backgrounds and languages. "The Center of the Universe" - May 10, 2012 - Experience this compelling new drama centered around two high school sweethearts torn apart by a senseless act of violence. Journey into the past and gain new perspective on the present as stories from slavery and the Holocaust are woven with events inspired by today's headlines. "The Center of the Universe" will leave you motivated with an unforgettable message about the value of human life. Includes a post-show discussion about the topic. "The Young Artist Project" - Aug. 4, 2012 - This is the only project of its kind that puts five strangers together with just 14 days to create, produce and present an evening of original theater, music, dance, film and more. Each year, "The Young Artist Project" finds the brightest and best young performers to give theatergoers the opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow. Each production (except the "Young Artist Project") is at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Morning performances are $6 and evening show tickets are $25. Student discounts are available. Tickets are now on sale by calling the La Mirada Theatre box office at (714) 994-6310 or (562) 944-9801.
********** Published: October 06, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 25