“The Taming of the Shrew”
Director Gregory Cohen of Fleabitten Productions sets Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy in Chicago during “The Roaring 20’s”. Katherine is a headstrong flapper complete with fringe and beads and a Chicago accent, Petruchio (the man who tames her) is the owner of a speakeasy, her father is a crime boss and Kate’s sister, Bianca, is a “nice girl” wooed by an earnest young student, Lucentio, who must disguise himself as a tutor in order to get past the father and into the house to court her. You’ll even find a henchman with a tommy gun and a moll with a thick Jersey accent in this rollicking, rough-and-tumble love story. April – May 2003.
A surrealistic urban Eve-and-the-apple tale which begins in a utopian garden and soon becomes twisted and disturbing when the apple, which embodies all the evils of the world, pursues Eve in demon-like fashion in order to corrupt her as well. A short film by USC Film School student, Tarek Soliman
An adorable story written and directed USC Film School
student Martin Desmond Roe in which an awkward 16-year-old boy is
forced by his much older brother to visit a high class call girl.
The boy is a nervous wreck and the lady can’t help but burst
out laughing at him. Then, feeling more motherly than anything,
she helps him trick his older brother into thinking something masterful
happened behind those closed doors when it didn’t really.
December 2002 marks the ninth annual production
of Luis Avalos' big stage musical about a runaway boy's odyssey
of discovery as he learns that family is at the heart of the true
meaning of the season. The cast includes Emmy Award-winning Marabina
Jaimes (PBS' "Storytime") and seven-year-old Javier Estrada
as Paquito. Winner of the 2002 Imagine Award, Paquito’s Christmas
is presented at the 5000-seat Pasadena Civic Auditorium.