An ECT World Premier Production
In partnership with The Wende Museum
A play by Julio Vera
Directed by Cassandra Ambe
March 17th - April 28th
Before he became the assassin of the 20th century, Lee Harvey Oswald defected to the Soviet Union, where he was called Alik and married Marina, a young Russian woman searching for love. Drawing from years of research, playwright Julio Vera has dramatized a pivotal time in Oswalds life, when his new wife begins to realize the depths of his darkness. In 1962, Oswald decides to return to the US, forcing Marina to make the decision of her life. Elysium Conservatory Theatre brings to life this intimate drama in the shadows of Cold War artifacts currently on display in the Wende Museum galleries. This stunning setting provides an added dimension to the premiere of this new work.
"The way it weaves up and back in time and place is truly masterful These are fascinating characters who are in some ways dreadful, in others hopeful, in all ways human," says Richard Walter, chair of the UCLA Screenwriting Program.
by William Shakespeare
Conceived & Directed by Aaron Ganz
March 30th - April 29th
Elysium Conservatory Theatre celebrates the inauguration of our 2018 company with a searing take on Shakespeare's most delicious play, RICHARD III. By awakening the ghosts and echos from Shakespeare's soul, ECT will take audiences on an epic, raw, and unforgettable experience. Artistic Director Aaron Ganz presents a spirited and fresh take on the deeply human themes of war, vengeance, betrayal, and the thirst for power. RICHARD III blends a powerful command of language, stunning choreography, fierce humanity and passionate theatricality into a production that willredefine the audience experience at Elysium.
Shakespearean Spirit/Queen Margaret/Richmond
Shakespearean Spirit/King Edward/Duchess of York
Queen Elizabeth / Messenger
Buckingham / Warwick
Lady Anne/ Mayor / Ghost of King Richard II
Hastings / Clarence
Rivers / Prince Edward / Murderer #2
Grey / Prince York / Murderer #1
Stanley / Ghost of King Henry IV
George Stanley / Ghost of King Henry V / Clifford
Brakenbury / Tyrrel / Ghost of King Henry VI
Catesby / York
Radcliffe / Archbishop of York
SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCE:
Friday, April 6th @ 8pm
Sunday, April 8th @ 2pm - Matinee Performance
Thursday, April 12th @ 8pm
Saturday, April 14th @ 8pm
Friday, April 20th @ 8pm
Saturday, April 28th @ 8pm
SPECIAL PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, March 31st @ 2pm - Matinee Performance
ELYSIUM CONSERVATORY THEATRE
729 South Palos Verdes Street
(Ante Perkov Way)
San Pedro, CA 90731
The entrance for this performance is located on the corner of 8th St.
Street parking is FREE after 6:00PM at any of the many city metered spots.
There are also two (2) public parking facilities on 7th street, between the theatre and Pacific Ave.
Refreshments (including alcoholic beverages and snacks) are available for a suggested donation.
WENDE MUSEUM OF THE COLD WAR
10808 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone: (310) 216-1600
The Wende Museum was founded in 2002 to preserve the art, culture, and history from the Soviet Bloc countries, inspire a broad understanding of the period (19451991), and explore its enduring legacy. In November 2017, the Wende moved to a new campus, the iconic former National Guard Armory Building in Culver City, with a mission to lift the veil on Cold War secrets and illuminate the lessons of this era for new generations. For more information, call (310) 216-1600 or visit www.wendemuseum.org