Oscar Wilde comedy will open theater season

LA MIRADA - Phantom Projects Theatre Group has announced its 2010-11 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, which begins Oct. 21 with "The Importance of Being Earnest."Directed by Janet Miller, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is Oscar Wilde's satire about manners and morals, in which outrageously frivolous characters move through intricate twists and turns while they carry on sparkling conversations about life and love. Wilde's wit and sarcasm are on display as he skewers the Victorian English upper class and charms everyone else. "The Giver" opens Feb. 24 and is based on the Newbery Award-winnign novel by Lois Lowry. In "The Giver," young Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe, and every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from "the giver" - to receive and keep the memories of the community. The giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and joy, and now Jonas will learn the truth about life - and the hypocrisy of the utopian world. "Through These Eyes," which opens May 5, follows the lives of a group of teens struggling to live up to the standards set by society, the media, their friends and the vision they see of themselves. The annual Young Artist Project kicks off Aug. 7, with 10 strangers together with just 14 days to create, produce and present an evening of original theater, music, dance, film and more. Each production is performed at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Morning performances are $6 and evening show tickets are $22. Student discounts are available for evening shows. Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now by calling the La Mirada Theatre box office at (714) 994-6310.

********** Published: August 19, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 18

EntertainmentEric Pierce