Theatre presents Look Homeward, Angel
award winning Academy for the Performing Arts Theatre Department will be
presenting the drama Look Homeward, Angel
Thursday through Saturday, November 12-14 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 15 at
2:00 PM at the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main
Street in Huntington Beach. Playwright
Ketti Frings won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for adapting Thomas Wolfe’s acclaimed
novel of the same title. This tale
of a teenage boy coming of age in North Carolina in 1916 opened on Broadway in
1957 starring Anthony Perkins in the lead.
Eugene Gant (Daniel Lesnick) is a teenage boy who wants to be a writer.
He dreams of escaping his tumultuous family living in his mother’s
boarding house and going to college. His
domineering mother Eliza (Emma Baltadano) is always at odds with his hard
drinking father W.O. (Grant Rincon). Eugene’s
older brother Ben (Sam Johnson) is always his protector but is involved with an
older married woman, Mrs. Pert (Kate Napoli) much against their mother’s
wishes. Sister Helen and her husband
(Rachel Fishbough and Jacob Menke) are always working to keep the house going.
A new boarder, the beautiful Laura James (Alyssa Hall) shows up changing
his life as he begins a romance with the older woman.
The large cast also includes Jake Webber as Luke Gant, James Volante as
Dr. McGuire and Yvonne Gonzales as Madame Elizabeth.
Rotenberry directs Look Homeward, Angel.
Tickets are $22.00 for adults and $16.00 for students.
They can be purchases on line in advance at www.hbapa.org
or at the door.
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