Hailed by critics around the world as a major theatrical event of historic proportions, Gatz is a bravura feat celebrated for its singular and dazzling literary alchemy. Gatz is not a retelling of the The Great Gatsby, but a revelatory, seven-hour enactment of experiencing the novel, as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece is delivered word for word, brought to life with absolutely startling dramatic effect by a cast of 13. The audacious New York theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service opens the drama in the shabby offices of a mysterious small business—where an employee finds a copy of the book on his cluttered desk and, for reasons unknown, begins reading the novel out loud. His coworkers hardly react at first, but, after a series of strange coincidences, they appear to take on the roles of The Great Gatsby’s characters. Is the reader, “Nick”—played by The Wooster Group’s Scott Shepherd, in a superhuman turn—merely reading the novel, or he is being personally transformed by it?
Parents of students at Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) have been meeting in workshops to create craft objects for the 27th annual Elves’ Faire. Sponsored by the school every November on the last Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Elves’ Faire is open to the public and offers entertainment, food, games and unique holiday shopping for families to enjoy.
All the crafts sold at the Elves’ Faire are handmade, including the famous “Waldorf Dolls” crafted by parents for the Doll Room. Made from wool, cotton, and other natural materials each doll is hand-stitched with care and imbued with a unique personality. They range in size from tiny lavender-scented gnomes up to large-scale dolls of 16”-18” and are perfect gifts for children young and old. Other stand-out attractions include King Arthur’s Market, where hand painted wooden swords and shields dominate the realm. The Angel Room offers a special place for the youngest shoppers to pick out items for family and friends, assisted by student “angel” helpers.
This year offers the addition of a “Holiday Boutique” Silent Auction, where the public can come to bid on unique and wonderful holiday gifts. The fantastic, one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience extends from the Doll Room and Silent Auction to the school’s signature store, The Wishing Well, which will also be open with specials and expanded inventory ranging from books and toys to crafting supplies and more.
With attendance expected to exceed 4,000 visitors, the Elves’ Faire is a destination to remember. Come to play, where children can joust, climb and wind through mazes or sit and watch puppet shows and roaming knights in armor. Come to feast while enjoying live music. Please support our zero-waste mission and bring your own beverage cup! Water is available free throughout the event; there are also many areas to refresh, including the children’s Tea Garden and the Jack Frost Bake Shoppe. Admission is always free and the Faire will run from 10am to 4pm on November 17, 2012.
Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.
Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he reconceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.
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Trepany House is proud to announce that Internationally renowned comedian and legend EDDIE IZZARD will be performing at Trepany House Tonight November 1st, and November 2nd, ONLY! The show is a work-in-progress in anticipation for his upcoming, international tour: Force Majeure.
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