TheatreWorks

Robert Kelley, founding artistic director of TheatreWorks, announced yesterday that the current production They Promised Her the Moon will soon be available for video viewing — at a price of your choosing. What a generous offering from the Menlo Park resident, who we were lucky enough to profile some years back. Here are the details:

Writes Kelley:  “Jerrie Cobb fought to gain her place in the stars, only to find herself kept earthbound by a world that couldn’t see past her gender. We dreamed of bringing her story to Bay Area audiences, and found our own quest cut short as well.

“But now, thanks to gracious concessions from Actors Equity Association, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists, and playwright Laurel Ollstein, and the invaluable partnership of BroadwayHD, we can offer access to a filmed performance of the captivating new play They Promised Her the Moon.

“From now until Wednesday, March 26, you can purchase a digital ticket to this unique performance, at a price of your choosing. You will then be sent a link via email during the week of Monday, March 30. This link will give you one-time access to the video, and will remain active until Sunday, April 12, meaning you can initiate your single viewing at any time that is convenient for you during that period.

“It’s a great opportunity to keep theatre in your life and keep TheatreWorks thriving during this unprecedented situation.”

Here’s the link to buy your digital ticket.

Kelley also encouraged people to patronize other local theater companies that are offering similar online viewing options.

Photo caption: Jack (Craig Marker) offers young Jerrie (Sarah Mitchell) a job flying in “They Promised Her the Moon” 
Photo by Kevin Berne

{ Be the first to comment }

TheatreWorks benefit on April 30 pays homage to Carnivale

Atherton resident Julie Kaufman, who’s long been involved as a TheatreWorks’ board member, reminded us that the theater company is holding a themed Carnivale benefit on Saturday, April 30. Here’s more information: “Not your traditional event, we gather in the Carnivale warehouse where glitter, lights, feathers, and props from the annual bacchanals liven the room. Sample […]

Click to read more →

Rebecca Dines looks at her career on stage – in particular, at TheatreWorks

Talking to actor Rebecca Dines in person or seeing her on stage in the current TheatreWorks production, Fallen Angels, it’s hard to believe she was once painfully shy. But that’s her story and she’s sticking to it. “[Growing up in Australia] my Mom, who taught voice and communications, got me started by teaching me some […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Marie Antoinette at TheatreWorks fundraiser

In all her splendor, a costumed Marie Antoinette was in attendance at the fundraiser for TheatreWorks held yesterday evening at the theater company’s scene shop in Menlo Park. When it was time for dessert, she exclaimed “Let them eat cake!” About 400 people turned out for the event that honored long time TheatreWorks supporters Julie […]

Click to read more →

A TheatreWorks spotlight shines on Julie Kaufman and Wally Niemasik at Anything Goes gala

When the TheatreWorks scene shop transforms itself into a party space on October 20, the spotlight will be shining on two people who have applauded countless performances and introduced many people to the company’s productions, Julie Kaufman and Wally Niemasik. The Atherton residents will be honored at the 10th annual Anything Goes fundraiser, and we […]

Click to read more →

Robert Kelley: Grateful to be making TheatreWorks his life work

It was 42 years ago that Robert Kelley took a job with the city of Palo Alto to direct a summer play. “The premise was to harness and encourage creativity among young people,” he recalls. “We set out to create an original play, and the result was Popcorn.” “It turned into a big hit, really […]

Click to read more →