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A Star Called Love; The Freedom Stories of Lala has been held over! 6 Shows added in June! Plus Workshops!

Run Extended! Six Shows Added!

We are excited to announce that the there will be three more weekends to see the Lala trilogy May 27-June 11. If you haven't had the opportunity to see these shows yet, now is your chance! Each weekend will offer all three plays at the Pacific Cultural Center. Read below or click here for the full schedule.

Your Invitation to Workshops & World Cafe

Refine your own acting, dancing and writing skills in one of the future workshops. Learn more on our website or below. These workshops are for all skill levels and all ages - simply bring your smile and enthusiasm!
 

RISING SUN DANCE & THEATER PRESENTS

The Imagine-a-Nation of Lala Child
Play One of "A Star Called Love; The Freedom Stories of Lala"

Dates & Times:
Fri, May 27, 8pm

Fri, June 3, 8pm NEW!
Fri, June 10, 8pm NEW!
Tickets: $15 ($12 Advance/Student/Senior)
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Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
Welcome to 1890 Lovely, Kansas, a drought-stricken all-negro town, where a Chinese man rides a dust storm into ten year old Lala’s home, wins her Mammalu’s heart, and spurs the gossipy shock of everybody else.

The Education of Lala Girl
Play Two of "A Star Called Love; The Freedom Stories of Lala"

Dates & Times:
Sat, May 28, 2pm

Sat, June 4, 2pm NEW!
Sat, June 11, 2pm NEW!
Tickets: $15 ($12 Advance/Student/Senior)
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Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
Fourteen year old Lala turns her whole world around when Lijah James opens ‘a window unto God’ and together they leap full-force into love and mysticism, riding spirit into (and out) of conflict with their entire Baptist town.

The Emancipation of Lala
Play Three of "A Star Called Love; The Freedom Stories of Lala"

Dates & Times:
Sat, May 28, 8pm

Sat, June 4, 8pm NEW!
Sat, June 11, 8pm NEW!
Tickets: $15 ($12 Advance/Student/Senior)
buy your tickets now
Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
Fourteen year old Lala turns her whole world around when Lijah James opens ‘a window unto God’ and together they leap full-force into love and mysticism, riding spirit into (and out) of conflict with their entire Baptist town. (Show is 2.5 hours with an intermission. No late entry is permitted)

WORKSHOPS

Change Your Story to Change the World
Dance / Theater / Life Workshop with Rivera Sun Cook

Sun, May 29, 2-4pm
Sliding Scale $10-$30
register now
Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
The Improvised Earth, and what you can do to save it!
We create this life and this world, our problems and our potentials. Learn to become a conscious participant in the most common and natural, creative artistic process; life! Develop tools and skills for dropping the story, changing your life, and inspiring ripples of change that effect the entire planet! Wear loose comfortable clothes, bring a notebook.

Playwriting Workshop
with Rivera Sun Cook

Sun, June 5, 1-4pm
Sliding Scale $45
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Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
Rhythm, poetry, prose, monologues, dialogue, description... tap into the inner muse, find a message, voice, characters, learn to play in the playwright’s world.Intended to empower, develop, and strengthen your playwriting voice. Beginners welcome.

Bring writing device (paper, pen, laptop, typewriter if preferred).



World Cafe - Share, Discuss, Deepen

Sun, June 12, 1-3pm
FREE or by Donation
Location: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave (at Broadway), Santa Cruz
Come explore the Themes, Concepts & Ideas of "A Star Called Love; The Freedom Stories of Lala". We invite you to join us for tea and snacks with the company of fellow thinkers as we explore more deeply the social, spiritual and thematic philosophy of the Lala plays in this World Cafe, round-table style afternoon of discussion.
 
Playwright/Performer Rivera Sun and discussion leaders Corrina McFarlane and Hina Pendle will help us take this adventure one step further! For more info please email: info@risingsundancetheater.com or call (831) 421-9160



Show Collaborators:

  • Written, Choreographed, & Performed by Rivera Sun Cook, (The 418 Project Artist-In-Residence 2006)
  • Directed by Robin Aronson
  • Music & Sound by David Rhodes, Tammi Brown, Eric "Mogli" DeAratahna, Marc Sveen, David Wright, Pipa Pinon, Earl White and 20 Santa Cruz musicians


More Info: www.RisingSunDanceTheater.com

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