The Arden Blog Tagged: 2012/13

Supporting First Friday at the Arden

January 31, 2013

By Sophie Kruip, >view Arden Professional Apprentice Class 20 First Friday programming is very officially underway at the Arden  with incredible acts from local musical, >shop dance, and theatre companies…

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Endgame Opening Night

January 25, 2013

Arden friends and artists gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate opening night of Endgame, directed by Edward Sobel and our first foray into the world of playwright Samuel Beckett, a writer…

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Endgame – Rehearsal Hilarity

January 23, 2013

By Suzanna Berger, medicine Assistant Director for Endgame For a play about life after apocalyptic tragedy, Endgame is packed with comedy, and Endgame rehearsals have often proved hilarious. The choreography…

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Welcome to Endgame

January 17, 2013

From Terry Nolen, Producing Artistic Director One of the things that I love about choosing plays for the Arden is that our mission allows us to produce a great variety…

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Beckett’s Influences

January 15, 2013

By Suzana Berger, Assistant Director for Endgame   “After Godot, plots could be minimal; exposition, expendable; characters, contradictory; settings, unlocalized, and dialogue, unpredictable. Blatant farce could jostle tragedy.” – Ruby Cohn, Samuel…

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Endgame – Director’s Notes

January 14, 2013

By Edward Sobel, Associate Artistic Director I first fell in love with the work of Samuel Beckett when I was in college. At eighteen, what I perceived as aridly funny nihilism…

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A special message from Jeff Coon

December 19, 2012

In November, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary at a special concert. Many artists shared stories of what makes the Arden important to them. We thought you’d like to see  what actor Jeff…

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Directing Endgame – What’s the Story?

December 17, 2012

By Edward Sobel, >pharm Associate Artistic Director A critic once described Samuel Beckett’s two-act masterpiece Waiting for Godot as “Nothing happens. Twice.” Understandable, but not correct. A careful reading, and…

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Cinderella – Backstage Photos

December 13, 2012

By Benjamin Lloyd, cure King Leopold in Cinderella I took these photos during rehearsal of Cinderella. Some are in the rehearsal room; some are from tech rehearsal on stage. I…

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Cinderella – from Script to Stage

December 11, 2012

By Jon West, Master Carpenter / Assistant Technical Director This may help those who want to learn how a play goes from script to stage at the Arden: How a…

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