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14 Classic Plays in 6 Weeks with The Antaeus Company in NoHo

A scene from "Peace in Our Time" | Photo by Devon Sorvari/Antaues
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By Lyle Zimskind, Special to LAist

How many classic plays can you see performed in just six weeks? Well, stick with the North Hollywood-based Antaeus theater company this month and next, and you can take in no less than 14 of them. And most at just $10 a pop. “It’s like a crash course in the classics,” suggests Antaeus’s artistic director, Jeanie Hackett.

Antaeus kicked off its biannual ClassicsFest 2010 in late June with the opening of King Lear, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, in a well received production that notably offers two entirely different casts, dubbed The Madmen and the Fools, in four alternating performances each weekend. And this week, the festival expands its program by offering both workshop productions and staged readings of great plays that specific members of the Antaeus Company’s esteemed company of actors have been wanting to cut their teeth on.