Left Bank Readers Theater
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Love Letters by AR Gurney
February 14 & 20, 2010
Left Bank Players announces for your enjoyment its premier offering: Love Letters by AR Gurney, a story in letters of the love (and sometimes ire) between two people that spans a lifetime. It is the perfect play for Valentine´s Day--romantic, but not sappy--and you can see it in Erongarícuaro, capital of the Left Bank, on 14 February 2010 at 4 p.m. in the sala at Colectiva Las Rosas (home of the vacationing Red Star Café) on the plaza at Portal Hidalgo 3.

Tickets can be purchased at Boutique Las Rosas (right next door) ahead of time and at the door on the day of the show for $30 pesos, which will get you entry, as well as a postre and a cuppa our famous Joe.

Dr. Susan Steiner both directs and stars in the play. She has extensive theatrical experience both on the stage and behind the scenes. Dr. Steiner graduated from Wellesley College and was founding member of the East LA Classic Theater Company and worked as president of Theater Forty, the longest running theater company in LA. She has appeared in theatrical productions on both First and Second Coasts.

Charles Dews worked in television and film on the Third Coast (Texas, y'all) as actor, director, and producer for years. He is also a prize-winning public speaker.

Left Bank Players is proud to begin its 2010 season with Gurney's play. We will announce further presentations once we get permissions and royalties arranged. The company is dedicated to presenting quality English-language theater to Michoacán audiences.

Love Letters will also be presented at Mistongo in Pátzcuaro on 20 February 2010 at 6 p.m.. The cost of tickets will be $60 pesos and will include entry, as well as two-for-one happy hour wine or margaritas. We are trying to arrange this as a fundraiser for the Bocanegra library in Pátzcuaro.

Hope to see you all. Bring friends. Pass it on.

Left Bank Players

Colectiva Las Rosas
Portal Hidalgo #3
(with back to Lake Patzcuaro, the middle of the right portal as you face the plaza)

Dr. Coss #4  (Across from Once Patios)
Centro Historico, Patzcuaro

SYLVIA  by A. R. Gurney

Three performances only, with seating for 40 at each performance.
Make your reservations now by emailing spryor2006@yahoo.com

Friday, 31 August at 7:00 pm
Saturday, 1 September at 7:00 pm
Sunday, 2 September at 3:00 pm

Posada Yolihuani
Doctor Coss no. 40

"Sylvia" is the comedy-drama of a dog who enters the lives of a middle-aged
urban couple and brings out the hidden tensions in their relationship. The
play received accolades for its Broadway production in 1995, and has been
performed numerous times in many places.

The Left Bank Readers Theater production is performed by actors familiar to
Pátzcuaro audiences from past shows, and features a setting defined by
lighting and projected slides.

With Adela Farah, Carlos Dews, Lisa Morse, and Dawn Cummings
Directed by Jerry Engelbach
Set Design by Jean Allen
Set Concept, Lighting, and Sound by Jerry Engelbach
Master Builder: Jim Lindley
Media Operator: Andrew Krumbhaar
Props and Assistant Builder: Joe Kelleher
Ticket Sales: Shelly Pryor
AUGUST 27 & 28 & 30, 2011 in Patzcuaro
Left Bank Readers Theater presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a comic satire of manners and marriage, as hilarious today as it was 100 years ago. The play stars Mr. Louis Montanos as the inimitable Lady Bracknell, and is directed by Susan Steiner. 
Performances are scheduled for Saturday August 27 at 6 pm and Sunday August 28 at 1 pm at Restaurante La Trattoria in Patzcuaro. UPDATE: both the Saturday & Sunday shows are sold out. A third performance has been added for Tuesday August 30 at 1 pm. Email for Tuesday’s performance or to add your name to a waiting list should there be cancellations.

You can choose to eat before the performance or afterwards, or just enjoy drinks (no-host bar). If you wish to make reservations for a meal preceding the performance, contact the restaurant directly, local call (434)117-0133.No food or drink will be served DURING the performance. The restaurant is located on the Plaza Grande, Portal Hidalgo # 74.

All In the Timing by David Ives
March 2 & 3, 2012
The Left Bank Readers Theater is happy to announce that their newest production--their sixth in two years--will be five short plays from a hilarious and intelligent collection named All In the Timing by David Ives. The show will open on March 2, Friday, at 7 p.m., and will be presented again the following day, March 3, Saturday, at 2 p.m. Both performances will be at Posada Yolihuani, Dr Cos 40, in Patzcuaro. 
We ask that you donate at least $50 pesos at the gate so that we can continue to present plays in Pátzcuaro. Drinks will be sold in the intermissions, as well as before and after the show. They are not accepting reservations, so come early and get a great seat. Invite all your friends.
Photos by: Jean Allen
March 5 & 6, 2011
Directed by Andrew R Krumbhaar
Dr Coss #4, Patzcuaro
ADMISSION $50 pesos
Saturday, March 5th at 6:00 PM(and stay for dinner)
Sunday, March 6th at 1:00 PM(and stay for comida)
PLAYERS: In order of appearance:
Charles Dews, Churchill Mallison, 
Dawn Pierce and Lisa Morse
Jean Allen, Set Design
Jerry Englebach, Sound
Jack McCollum, Stage Manager
Jim Lindley, Set Construction
Photos by: Jean Allen
LUV   By Murray Schisgal                                              Directed by Susan Steiner
August 20 & 22, 2010
Charles Dews, Jack McCollum, Susan Steiner
Friday, August 20 at 6pm - please stay for dinner
Sunday, August 22 at 1pm - please stay for comida.
Mistongo - Dr. Coss#4 Cover Charge $50
Reservation: 434-342-6450
Email elmistongo@ml.com.mx
Remember, the last Left Bank Readers Theater  production was sold-out, standing
room only, at both performances. 
Make your reservation NOW and stay to eat.  
Photots by: Jean Allen
Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass 
July 17 & 24, 2011
Left Bank Readers Theater is presenting the Canadian play "Trying" in Eronga at the Amado Nervo Theater on Sunday, July 17, at 2, and in Pátzcuaro, at the Ex-colegio theater, on Sunday, July 24, at 1. 
Donations are requested of $50 pesos. 
This play is a bittersweet slice of real history, the story of a young woman from Saskatchewan and an old lion of a judge who presided over the Nuremburg Trials.
The Amado Nervo Theater is on the right hand side of the Plaza, next to the ice cream/sandwich cafe. 
Photos by Jean Allen
Left Bank Readers Theater is happy to announce its newest production: Twice Around the Park by Murray Schisgal with Andrew Krumbhaar as director. Dawn Cummings, Lisa Morse, Ron Granich, and Charles Dews are the actors. The dates of the show are 29, 30 March, a Saturday and a Sunday at Posada Yolihuani at Dr. Cos #40 in Patzcuaro. The Saturday show will begin at 7:00 p.m. but the Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m is sold out. The performance will last about two hours, and the suggested donation is $50 pesos, all of which goes back into the company to finance future shows. Twice, on its surface, is a comedy, but it has a wonderfully sharp edge to it, and anyone who has ever been in a relationship for any length of time will recognize themselves in the play. Contact Shelly Pryor by email at Spryor2006@yahoo.com for reservations. We hope to see you all. And thank you for your continuing support of English-language theater in Pátzcuaro.
A comedy by Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play
Thursday, 17 March, 7:00 pm
Friday, 18 March, 7:00 pm
Saturday, 19 March 1:30 pm
Posada Yolihuani; Dr. Cos #40; Pátzcuaro
Reservations: spryor2006@yahoo.com