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Saturday, February 7

MFA Acting Spring Repertory: The Servant of Two Masters

USC Scene Dock Theatre

1029 Childs Way, Los Angeles, 90089

8:00pm to 2:30pm

By Carlo Goldoni. Translated by Sylvie Drake. Directed by Andrew J. Robinson.
Wiley trickster Truffaldino signs on to serve two masters in the hope of double wages (and double meals) in this madcap farce. The Servant of Two Masters is a commedia dell’arte masterpiece of misunderstandings, mischief and mayhem.

Performance Dates and Times
2/7/2015 at 8 p.m.
2/8/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
2/20/2015 at 7 p.m.
2/21/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
2/25/2015 at 7 p.m.
2/26/2015 at 7 p.m.
3/7/2015 at 8 p.m.
3/8/2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: students, $5; faculty and staff, $8; general public, $10. Tickets purchased by phone or online are $12.

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Sunday, February 8

Sunday Creative Writing Workshop

Los Angeles Writers Group Headquarters

1728 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Unit B, CA, Los Angeles, 90046

11:00am to 1:00pm

Our biggest hit! Write every sunday, and learn a lot about writing along the way. Introducing the Los Angeles Writers Group Sunday workshops! Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Los Angeles Writers Group will offer a workshop where you can show up and write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and feeling inspired. The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of the group, on sheer creativity, the elements of fiction, and to write things you may have never otherwise written. Please note that these workshops are not lecture-based. We get right down to writing. There is also no critique portion in these workshops, only writing.

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LA Opera Talk Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, February 8th, 2:00 p.m.

Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. Rossini’s razor-sharp musical wit glints through every scene of this delicious comedy, one of the most playful and popular in the entire operatic repertoire. Learn more about this beloved opera on Sunday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m. in Crowell Library’s Barth Community, when Community Educator BOB EMIRHANIAN will provide facts, insights and audio highlights. This program will be a wonderful introduction to the music and story of the Barber of Seville. Bob will be discussing the composer Rossini and his place in music history, as well as the librettist and playwright Beaumarchais.

Opera is not just magnificent music, dance and theater with astounding sets on a beautiful stage. An opera can sweep you away to foreign lands, take you back in time, dazzle you with pageantry and bring history to life. It is literature, social studies, cultural diversity, multiple languages and most of all, it is exciting! Come explore the world of opera through LA Opera’s education programs. Opera has something for everyone.

Bob Emirhanian taught Economics for over ten years and was a Senior Planner for over 37 years at the State of California Department of Transportation. He has been giving opera talks together with his wife Betty for over 14 years. This program is free and open to all opera aficionados and first timers. Light refreshments will be served.

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