Press Release: A Christmas Carol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Christmas Carol
As Told By One Man To Whom It Matters

From the Story By Charles Dickens
By Zander Michaelson

Directed by David Ellenstein

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
As Told By One Man To Whom It Matters
A WORLD PREMIERE FILMED PRODUCTION
BY NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE
From the Story By Charles Dickens
By Zander Michaelson
Directed By David Ellenstein
Featuring James Newcomb
Streaming December 9 – December 31, 2020

Solana Beach, Calif. – North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving viewers a delightfully reimagined way to experience Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The classic holiday tale gets a fresh new adaptation by Zander Michaelson. In an astonishing display of virtuosity, actor James Newcomb assays the entire story from one man’s perspective. The timeless message of hope and redemption are rediscovered and celebrated, as Scrooge, Cratchit, Marley and all the rest, are brought vividly to life. Whether you’re seeing it for the first or hundredth time, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the ideal treat for young and old alike.

David Ellenstein directed the versatile James Newcomb on North Coast Rep’s mainstage, adhering to all mandated safety and testing procedures under the SAG New Media Agreement.  Audiences will see a full theatrical production with sets by Scenic Designer Marty Burnett and costumes by Elisa Benzoni and  Props by Philip Korth. Cinematographer/editor Aaron Rumley filmed and edited the show.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL will stream on-demand on Showtix4U from  December 9 through December 31. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.northcoastrep.org.

Viewers may also enjoy North Coast Rep’s tandem holiday production of AN ILIAD, also streaming on Showtix4U from December 9 through January 3, 2021. AN ILIAD was written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare and is based on the translation Homer’s classic tale by Robert Fagles. Directed by David Ellenstein and featuring Richard Baird, AN ILIAD will stream on Showtix4U December 9 through December 31.

Press Release: An Illiad

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An Iliad

By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by David Ellenstein

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE STAGES
TIMELY, GRIPPING DRAMA,  AN ILIADA
Filmed Production Based on Homer’s ‘The Iliad’
By Lisa Peterson and Denis
Directed By David Ellenstein
Featuring Richard Baird
Streaming December 9, 2020– January 3, 2021

Solana Beach, Calif. – AN ILIAD is a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War. A war-weary poet recalls the nobility, savagery and valor of the battles and warriors, while deftly exploring the human costs of war through the centuries. Award-winning actor Richard Baird vividly brings to life the power and humor of this brilliant adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. With an evocative accompaniment by Amanda Schaar, this is an enthralling, theatrical experience that is not to be missed.   

David Ellenstein directed the award-winning Richard Baird on North Coast Rep’s mainstage, adhering to all mandated safety and testing procedures under the SAG New Media Agreement.  Audiences will see a full theatrical production with sets by Scenic Designer Marty Burnett and props by Phillip Korth. Cinematographer/editor Aaron Rumley filmed and edited the show.

AN ILIAD will stream on-demand on showtix4U December 9, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.northcoastrep.org.

Viewers may also enjoy the Rep’s tandem holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL written by Zander Michaelson and is based on the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Directed by David Ellenstein and featuring James Newcomb, it will stream on-demand on showtix4U December 9 through  December 31.

Press Release: Same Time, Next Year

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Same Time Next Year

By Bernard Slade
Directed by David Ellenstein

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR TRACES GIDDY HIGHS, POIGNANT LOWS
OF LOVERS’ 25-YEAR ROMANCE
A FILMED PRODUCTION BY NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE
Written By Bernard Slade
Featuring married couple Bruce Turk & Kate MacNichol
Directed By David Ellenstein

Streaming October 21 – November 15, 2020

Solana Beach, Calif. – Cherished by audiences and critics alike both in America and abroad, Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century. Full of zippy dialogue, keen observations, hilarious visuals (the clothes! the hair!), and unexpected admissions, this production will have you laughing uproariously one moment and wiping away tears the next.

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Press Release: NECESSARY SACRIFICES

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Necessary Sacrifices

By Richard Hellesen
Directed by Peter Ellenstein

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS FACE OFF
IN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED DRAMA, NECESSARY SACRIFICES,
A WEST COAST PREMIERE BY NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE
Written By Richard Hellesen
Directed By Peter Ellenstein

A Full Theatrical Production Streaming Online September 9 – October 11, 2020

Solana Beach, Calif. – In the summer of 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln confront each other at the White House in two searing, no-holds-barred sessions that forever change the course of history. Originally commissioned by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., NECESSARY SACRIFICES by Richard Hellesen is based on their two documented meetings. This West Coast premiere by North Coast Repertory Theatre puts audiences squarely in the room with these two great leaders as they struggle with issues of war, peace, politics, and moral courage. With its strong echoes of today’s political landscape, this riveting drama will captivate history buffs and theatre-lovers alike.

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