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We’re traveling 4000 MILES this weekend, 68 Years of LITTLE THEATRE HISTORY will be on display next weekend and you’re invited to "Celebrate Charlene" on February 17th

“[4000 MILES] unfolds with the unassuming ease of conversations overheard, among people with complicated relationships.” – Bloomberg

“Herzog’s….humor, honesty and narrative subtlety make this a rarity: a family play that avoids sentimentality or sitcom shtick” – Time Magazine

Plays like 4000 MILES are the reason that our UBU’S OTHER SHOE STAGED READING series exists. Challenging, award-winning, cutting-edge plays that are a joy to be performed and demand to be seen. Artistic Director Michael Siebrass reads a mind-boggling number of plays each and every year and this year he has chosen nine. All award-winners, all not your typical day at the theatre.

3 SHOWS: FRI @ 7 PM / SAT @ 2 PM & 7 PM

4000 MILES features a small, tight cast of actors, including Dixie Parker, Alpha O’Neal, Allen Negrete and Arisa Bega. The show is directed by Danielle McNamara. You can click HERE for a “shout-out” in today’s New Times and click HERE for a thoughtful Washington Post article about the play.  Then I’d recommend you BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE before they disappear.

Let’s Put on a Show! is the title of an exhibit about the evolution of the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre that will be displayed at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County from February 4 through April 26, 2015. The exhibit will trace the development of the Little Theatre over the years with an emphasis on how it has evolved from a small, completely volunteer group of local citizens with a passion for theater into a professionally run, non-profit, performing arts organization that, in addition to fully staged plays, offers youth theater classes, staged readings, and other programming. The exhibit project was spearheaded by board member Michael Simkins and has been generously sponsored by Joan Gellert Sargen. Click HERE for more information, then join us for Art After Dark in downtown SLO next weekend!

Remembering Charlene… All of us here at the Little Theatre are still reeling from the news that our dear friend and dedicated volunteer Charlene Premer passed away last Sunday. The news was unexpected and devastating, however Charlene would rather we celebrate her life than mourn her passing, and that is exactly what we will do (and invite you to do) on February 17th at 11am at New Life Community Church in Pismo Beach. Per Charlene’s request, this is a celebration of her life, so please do not wear black, and no flowers. I don’t think she can stop us from shedding a few tears, but there will certainly be laughter as well. If you’d like to make a donation in Charlene’s name, an account has been setup at Coast Hills Federal Credit Union for those who would like to honor her with a donation. The donations will help her family pay for cremation expenses and the balance will be donated in her honor to her favorite charities: Arthritis Foundation and Cancer Treatment Center.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: Don, Kathy & Cosmo | Photo by Jamie Foster Photography

There’s a lot of singin’ and dancin’ and rehearsin’ goin’ on at the theatre these days and the whole “glorious feelin'” experience will be ready for YOU to enjoy on February 13th!  Click HERE for more information and we’ll see you at the show!