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About antonswell

Theater Director in San Francisco East Bay area.

Tender Napalm – Opens in July!

Anton’s Well Theater Company is proud to announce our next production: the Bay Area Premiere of Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley, directed by Robert Estes, choreographed by Bridgette Loriaux, playing Oakland’s Temescal Arts Center from July 14-August 5.

Special early-bird $15 tickets available now, use code MONKEY

The New York Times calls Tender Napalm a “fierce, transfixing and ultimately very moving play” written by “a writer of daring and satanic imagination, with a sui generis vocabulary to match.” The play is filled with language of graphic violence and shocking imagery, so please note that it may not be for everyone, but in its own way, Tender Napalm is beautiful, and ultimately, perhaps even romantic.

The play centers on two people: WOMAN and MAN, as they use their ripe imaginations in a story-telling battle for love. The play’s kaleidoscopic, emotional journey will feature intense movement choreographed by Bridgette Loriaux. The combination of brilliant writing and expressive movement promises to make Tender Napalm a thrilling theatrical event.

Performances on Friday and Saturdays, 8PM, from Friday, July 14 to Saturday, August 5 at the Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland, 94609. Special $15 early-bird tickets now available, use code MONKEY when you Buy Tickets.

 

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My Own Private Shepard

Robert Estes Photo for Website

The first play I ever went to by my own choice was True West. The first full production of a play that I ever directed was Curse of the Starving Class. And now I’m thrilled to be directing the Bay Area Premiere of Ages of the Moon, said title perfectly describing my lifetime engagement with Shepard’s plays.

I look forward to sharing this rueful comic drama with you!

Robert Estes, Artistic Director, Anton’s Well Theater Company

Anton’s Well Theater Company presents Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard. Starring David Cramer as Ames and Don Wood as Byron. This Bay Area Premiere captures the essential Sam Shepard: intoxicating language, rambunctious comedy, the meaning of friendship, and a rueful appreciation of the confounding world we live in. Tickets are $17-$20. For reservations or questions, call 510.368.0090.

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17, 8pm; Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2PM.

 

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