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“The Dragon Play” Interview with the Director Marya Mazor @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim – VIDEO

July 23rd- August 23rd, 2015

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Shot & Edited by Patrick Chavis

 

Interview with MARYA MAZOR a critically acclaimed, award-winning director of theatre and film. In this interview we cover her latest venture The Dragon Play.

 

Synopsis: On a lonely farm in northern Minnesota, a husband and wife’s peaceful existence is shattered by the appearance of an unexpected visitor. On a hot stretch of highway in central Texas, a boy befriends a wounded dragon. Spanning two moments in time and space, and blurring the lines between each, The Dragon Play explores what happens when reality and fantasy converge, when desire and duty conflict, and when our deepest secrets show up breathing fire. The result is a smoldering, brutally poetic pair of stories between humans and dragons that scales the soaring highs and scorching lows of enduring love. (taken directly from the website)

 

Photo courtesy: Doug Catiller, True Image Studio

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Picture Gallery Southern California Premiere : The Dragon Play @ Chance Theatre in Anaheim

Pictures from the The Dragon Play @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim July 23rd – August 23rd.

On a lonely farm in northern Minnesota, a husband and wife’s peaceful existence is shattered by the appearance of an unexpected visitor. On a hot stretch of highway in central Texas, a boy befriends a wounded dragon. Spanning two moments in time and space, and blurring the lines between each, The Dragon Play explores what happens when reality and fantasy converge, when desire and duty conflict, and when our deepest secrets show up breathing fire. The result is a smoldering, brutally poetic pair of stories between humans and dragons that scales the soaring highs and scorching lows of enduring love. (taken directly from the chance website)

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Journey to the West : A New Musical from Orange County Theatre Group Alchemy Theatre Company – Fundraiser

“I have been trying to get this show done for 10 years and now I have the b1705edfce7c50b52ba1e5304503a333opportunity and I need some help achieving my dreams. The story explores humanity at its best and worst and also explores the fundamental teachings of more eastern religions. We are all one, we are all connected, and one day we will all be together. It is a beautiful sentiment, filled with warmth, and love, and acceptance. It is not staunch and reverent, but kind and welcoming. This kind of love ranging from two lovers destined to fall in love in every life time, or the world at large, coming together for the salvation of humanity, is unlike any show you have ever seen.” Continue Reading

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Rent @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

Full disclosure: I love Rent.  I’ve seen this updated modern version of La Bohéme  about seven friends (or eight depending on how you feel about Benny) who struggle with AIDS, poverty, and love in NYC’s Alphabet City, more times then I can even remember.  I’ve listened to the original cast recording countless times and I’m still very angry about the movie version’s needless adaptational changes.

After watching this show so many times, I now have particular versions of how characters should sound or how certain numbers should be performed stuck in my head.  It took a little while to get acclimated to Theatre Out’s version of it.  Yet soon, I found myself liking this cast’s delivery on certain lines and their various reactions to the craziness happening onstage.

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Flynn Hayward, Joey Nestra photo courtesy of Stephen Rack

The song “Over The Moon” couldn’t get any hammier, Erin Ortegon (Maureen) proved me wrong.  Ortegon’s performance was glorious in a wonderful way. I have to say, though not all the musical numbers were great, the choreography did salvaged some of them.  My favorites were the songs featuring the entire cast singing: “Will I,” “La Vie Boheme,” and “Finale.” Continue Reading

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