Westridge Theatre Department Returns to the Stage for In-Person and Livestreamed Performances of The Continuum Tales
Westridge Theatre Department will return to the stage next weekend for their first in-person performances in more than a year! The fall production of The Continuum Tales will be performed on November 4-6 at Fran Norris Scoble Performing Arts Center for a live audience and livestreamed for audiences at home. The Continuum Tales is composed of eight short plays that explore weird, futuristic, and haunting worlds in the spirit of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. This production is being co-directed by Meztli M. ‘22, Claire S. ‘23, and Director of Theatre Brandon Kruhm.
The structure of having eight short plays has the added benefit of providing eight distinct opportunities for students to be involved in designing behind-the-scenes aspects of the production. The Continuum Tales has five student costume designers (in comparison to one or two in a typical year) and is the first production to be sound designed entirely by two student sound designers! After months of work by the theatre department, the amphitheater has been transformed into a performance-ready space, boasting a semi-permanent structure that both provides shade and provides a place from which to hang equipment such as lights and speakers.
“The best part of being the director is seeing a bunch of people turn the letters on a page into an entire show. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have a wonderful cast, and we’ve had a lot of fun rehearsals, which I’m so happy to have been a part of,” said Claire S. ’23. “The coolest thing to me is how much of an effect this play has on its audience. I’ve seen people gasp at twist endings, laugh until they cry, and be genuinely shocked by surprise endings, and the same has all happened to me, even though I knew what was going to happen!”
“I’ve liked working in the amphitheater, especially when it’s dark outside because it has an entirely different ambiance,” said Meztli M. ’22. “The different vignettes make the show feel like a comedy, drama, and everything in between. It is also a little bit spooky, and there is something vulnerable and thrilling about watching a show outside in the dark.”
For in-person tickets, visit westridgetheatre.brownpapertickets.com. Limited seating is available in the amphitheater. Please limit in-person attendance to one performance. All attendees will need to submit a COVID-19 screening questionnaire on the day of attendance and remain fully masked. (The questionnaire will be emailed after your ticket is reserved and it will be available at the door).
Streaming tickets are available for $2.95. The stream is a single-camera live view of the performance as it happens in the amphitheater. The actors will not be wearing microphones and will be wearing masks. Transcripts can be made available upon request. Click the links below for streaming tickets.
Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.