Empire Builders

Bonjour Citygaragistes,

Merci to all of you who streamed our recent production of “Hughie” and especially to those who came to visit us again in person. It was wonderful to have you in the theatre. We’ll be coming back January 14th of next year with our first full, six-week run since the pandemic began: Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece “Endgame.” Tickets and reservation information will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, we’d like to reprise one of our favorite CG classics, “The Empire Builders” by Boris Vian. It’s about a French family locked down inside their own house, moving from room to room and floor to floor, trying to escape a threatening monster. Sound familiar at all? Although the 1959 play by French author Boris Vian is a political allegory about post-colonial France (and partly based on Vian’s childhood experience of the Nazi occupation) it remains just as relevant today. Here is the link:

The Empire Builders

And this week on “Animal Farm” our host, Seven Leigh Morris talks with director and Dean of CalArts Travis Preston about the national theater scene as we begin to (slowly) emerge from the pandemic. Please check it out:

Animal Farm

Stay safe, wear a mask, get vaccinated, and Happy Thanksgiving! We hope to see you again soon at City Garage.

Love,

Frederique