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ReviewPlays.com “A Strange Disappearance of Bees” Review

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in News, Publicity News | 0 comments

ReviewPlays.com “A Strange Disappearance of Bees” Review

“A Strange Disappearance of Bees”, currently at the beginning of its run at The Raven Playhouse, was reviewed by Jose Ruiz for ReviewPlays.com.

The review can be found HERE.

A Strange Disappearance of Bees, Raven Playhouse, 5223 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601. Opens Friday. Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, Tickets: $20 ($15 Seniors). www.collaborativeartistsensemble.com, 323-860-6569.

LA Stage Times features “A Strange Disappearance of Bees”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in News, Publicity News | 0 comments

LA Stage Times features “A Strange Disappearance of Bees”

Check out the feature for “A Strange Disappearance of Bees” on LA Stage Times.
Read the article HERE.

A Strange Disappearance of Bees, Raven Playhouse, 5223 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601. Opens Friday. Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, Tickets: $20 ($15 Seniors). www.collaborativeartistsensemble.com, 323-860-6569.

A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF BEES WEST COAST PREMIERE

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Featured, News, Publicity News | 0 comments

A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF BEES  WEST COAST PREMIERE

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents
the West Coast premiere of
A Strange Disappearance of Bees by Elena Hartwell
at the Raven Playhouse, 5233 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood

October 18 through November 17th, 2013

3603Following critically acclaimed productions in Vermont and Detroit, Collaborative Artists Steve Jarrard, is excited to direct this new play. “A Strange Disappearance of Bees” works on so many levels, it is a story about family as well as the ecological crisis of the bees’ loss,” he says.

In the story, five individuals are forever connected as past secrets converge with the present in Elena Hartwell’s moving, funny and hopeful story.

Robert, a young Vietnamese-American man, goes in search of the father he never knew. His quest brings him to Cashman’s Bakery, and introduces him to its denizens – Lissa, a young woman Cashman helped to raise, her boyfriend Callum, and Cashman’s longtime lover, Rud, a beekeeper. Each character’s search for answers is linked back to Rud and her beekeeping, and to the information she provides regarding colony collapse disorder.

At the same time, the population of bees in this small town seems to be dropping.

Playwright Hartwell first learned about Colony Collapse Disorder when her life was fragmenting. Her sudden losses of job, home, confidence, significant other, and beloved canine companion led her to see the parallels between human experiences and the possible causes of CCD. The disappearance of millions of honeybees has been attributed to pesticides, cell phone interference, mites, an HIV-like virus, and the large–and less nutritious–mono-crops of big agro-businesses.

“It struck me that sometimes people disappear too. Cancers from chemicals, isolation through technology, a disconnect from community. Out of those ideas came this play. As my own life got back on track, a new love, four new animals, a new home, a re-imagined career, the drafts became more hopeful at the end. This play, to me, is art representing life and life representing art.”

A Strange Disappearance of Bees boasts a sterling cast for it’s 12th production. Led by Royal Shakespeare and BBC alum, Jean Gilpin and Emmy winner Ian Patrick Williams, the production also stars: Christian T. Chan, Brian A. Pollack and Meg Wallace.

A Strange Disappearance of Bees opens on Friday, October 18th at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm through November 17th. Admission is $20, with a discount available for seniors ($15). Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.plays411.com/bees or via telephone at 323-860-6569. Street parking is available.

For more information on A Strange Disappearance of Bees or Collaborative Artists Ensemble, visit www.collaborativeartistsensemble.com.

“The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe” – In the LA WEEKLY

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Publicity News | 0 comments

“The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe” – In the LA WEEKLY

Check out an article in the LA WEEKLY about client Alice Toohey’s Performance Art piece called “The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe”.

You can see the full article HERE.

For more information about Alice Toohey and “The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe”, visit alicetoohey.com

CPR client, Eric Whitacre on NBC Nightly News

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Publicity News | 0 comments

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Check out Eric Whitacre’s segment on NBC Nightly News about his virtual choir.