HCLAB presents the 3rd Annual Old Play Reading Festival

March 16, 2023

After a 3 year absence due to the pandemic, the HCLAB Theater Company and the Art of Acting Studio are excited to return to Los Angeles theater to present its third annual Old Play Reading Festival, a twist on the concept of a “new” play festival that instead honors plays in the classic theater canon. The festival features alumni, faculty, administration, and friends of the Art of Acting Los Angeles and Stella Adler Studio of Acting NYC communities.

The HCLAB will present the following three plays:

The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel
Directed by Bryan Keith
Saturday 4/1/23 @ 7pm

Somewhere In Between by Craig Pospisil
Directed by Jenn O’Brien
Saturday 4/29/23 @ 7pm

As Is by William M. Hoffman
Directed by Mikey Mulhearn
Saturday 5/27/23 @ 7pm

Admission to the festival is free but reservations are encouraged, tickets available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1156308.

THE HAROLD CLURMAN LABORATORY THEATER COMPANY is the Stella Adler Studio of Acting/Art of Acting Studio’s professional theater company. The Lab aims to produce socially relevant theater committed to the standards and ideals set out by Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and the Group Theater. The mission of the Lab is to provide the community, through theater and discussion, with a place of exploration and experimentation of what it means to be a human being. Select production history: King Lear, Turn of the Screw (Ovation Recommended), Rocket to the Moon, Talking to Terrorists, Mercy Killers by Michael Milligan (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Fringe First Award), Muckrakers, Lebensraum by Israel Horovitz (off-Broadway, Ovation-Nominated in Los Angeles), Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn (West Coast premiere, Ovation Award Nominee), Waiting for Lefty, Our Town by Thornton Wilder.

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