Monday, October 20, 2008

Lanford Wilson Classic Comes to Folsom

Photo: Michelle Murphy and Nick Galbraith
Folsom Lake College Department of Theatre Arts
Assistant Professor David Harris – Director
10 College Parkway
Folsom CA 95630


Folsom CA October 17, 2008

‘Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch is an understated symphony, a piece for a chamber orchestra performing in a haunting, minor key.”

Folsom Lake College Department of Theatre tackles classic American dramatist Lanford Wilson’s compelling and lyrical drama in the second production of its nascent performance series. Named after the mascot of the now five-year-old college, The Falcon’s Eye is the producing arm of the Theatre Arts Department directed by Assistant Professor David Harris. Wilson’s probing of the American experience through the eyes of the citizens of a dying Midwestern coal town continues The Falcon’s Eye’s artistic investigation of topics that will resonate with area theatre patrons.

THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH opens on Friday, November 7, 2008 and will continue until Sunday, November 23. Showtimes will be at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $15.00 General Admission, $10.00 Students and Seniors. The Falcon’s Eye box office can accept reservations at any time by calling 916-608-6800. The Falcon’s Eye is currently performing at the new studio theatre at Vista del Lago High School, 1970 Broadstone Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630.

Folsom Lake College Assistant Professor David Harris (director of last spring’s Reckless at the Falcon’s Eye Theatre, and director of Proof and actor in Dirty Story for Capital Stage in Sacramento) directs the cast of experienced community artists and college students, and features Rod Breton (Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Sacramento Theatre Company and David Mamet's Uncle Vanya at San Jose Stage), Adrienne Sher (Misery and The Memory of Water at Capital Stage), Maggie Upton (On Golden Pond and directed Mousetrap both for Stage Nine Folsom), Michelle Murphy (Les Liaison Dangereuses and Boy Gets Girl at Capital Stage), and Zhani Lopes (Reckless at The Falcon’s Eye and Oklahoma! at Magic Circle).

EVA: Do you fly? Do you dream you fly?
ROBERT: I guess. I haven’t thought about it....
EVA: I’m way over the tree tops, just brushing against the tree tops... And when the sun comes ---
ROBERT: Right.
EVA: It’ll blind you! ...It’s so bright it blinds you. I want to fly like that, all over town, right over everybody. It’s beautiful.

A small Midwestern town is forced to face the consequences of two shocking crimes in this eerie drama. The lives of the citizens of Eldritch are exposed during a draining murder trial, as the story shifts between past and present events until the puzzle is complete.

''The Rimers of Eldritch'' is a dark, brooding contemplation of a small ghostly town frozen in time and place, the mid-century in the Middle West. Lanford Wilson looks behind the ''Spoon River Anthology'' exterior in order to expose the warring frustrations in these thwarted lives and, in so doing, he prefigures the movie ''Blue Velvet.''

Director: David Harris
Producer: The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College
Location: The Studio Theatre at Vista del Lago High School
1970 Broadstone Parkway
Folsom CA 95630

Scene and Lighting Design: Jonathan Williams
Costume Design: Rebecca Redmond
Sound Design: David Harris
Stage Manager:

Cast: Maggie Adair Upton, Robin Albee-Kesich, Rod Breton, Matt Canty, Lori Ann Delappe, Delaney Eldridge-Dunn, Nick Galbraith, Elyse Hockensmith, James Holden, Laura Kaya, Zhani Lopes, Cheantell Munn, Michelle Murphy, James Roberts, Lew Rooker, Adrienne Sher, and James VanHouten


Performance Times/Prices
Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm/$15 gen admin, $10 students and seniors
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm/$15 gen admin, $10 students and seniors

About us:
The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts at Folsom Lake College is to provide the people of the region with theatre that speaks to their lives and experiences and that challenges their expectations. We strive to enrich the community by providing performing arts opportunities for the people of the region as actors, designers, and technicians in a fully-supported educational environment. It is also our goal to provide a theatrical learning experience that gives students of the art a strong background in American classics, as well as both the classics of Europe and the works of modern authors writing today.

In 2010, Folsom Lake College expects to complete construction of a multi-million dollar, three-theatre performing arts complex. This facility is set to be the jewel of the region and will be poised on a prominent hilltop overlooking Folsom. It will house the college’s Music and Fine Arts program, but most importantly it will be the home of The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College. We look forward to the community joining us in this exciting venue in the future!

Media Contact:
David Harris
Assistant Professor – Director

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