McCallum Theatre Institute's 2013 Summer Session Festival
The tale of a lonely young man who rescues a Mermaid, then journeys to the Land of the Dragon Queen at the bottom of the sea, is brought to life in this dynamic collaboration between NEA Playwright Fellow and storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and a number of extraordinary musicians. When poison from the Land Above threatens the Sea People, he learns that all is connected — there is just one ocean, one world. A work in progress, slated to premiere in September 2013, this performance invites audience members to experience a work of art still in search of its fullest gestalt. Opportunity to participate in post-show Q&A.
"Aoki encompasses the comic and the tragic with fine, quick, delicate gestures, using everything from her expressive hands and face to her long sweeping black hair…making relevant and magical even the most faraway tales."
- Los Angeles Times, Critic's Choice
Ages 8 and up
Festival Pass (all three shows): $35
Kids 12 and Under: $7
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Driving Miss Daisy
, Alfred Uhry's classic play, is a funny, timeless, searing, and ultimately hopeful meditation on growing old, relationships, and loyalty. This iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions. Driving Miss Daisy
won the Pulitzer Prize and the film version of this beautiful story, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, won multiple Academy Awards including the Oscar for Best Picture. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Era, Driving Miss Daisy
tells the story of Miss Daisy and her newly hired chauffeur Hoke. Although Miss Daisy lives a life of privilege while Hoke lives the life of an African-American man in the days of Jim Crow, they discover they have much in common. Their relationship, spanning a 25 year period, is a reflection of critical changes in American society. Daisy and Hoke deal with anti-semitism, racism, and class differences while their bond grows ever stronger. Full of wit and charm, Miss Daisy and Hoke take audiences on an unforgettable journey.
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. For six years in a row, College of the Desert productions at the McCallum have received the Desert Star Award for Best Musical.
Expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers, featuring the four self-proclaimed eccentric lunatics spicing things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats. Formed at UC Santa Cruz in 1973, The Flying Karamazov Brothers have been seen around the world, on Broadway, on television and on the big screen. "The Marx Brothers meets the Julliard String Quartet," says The Boston Globe
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