LLT play festival
There are still tickets available for the Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, 4 p.m. performances of the Mark Boyer 10-minute Play Festival.
The program is as follows: “The Pitch” by Ken Yakiwchuk, director Frank Lynch; “Estoy Enfermo” by Ed Tasca, director Maloy Murdock; “Borderline” by Randy Warren, director Maloy Murdock; “I Wish” by Louise Ritchie, director Frank Lynch; “To Err is Human” by John Ward, director Graham Miller; “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!” by Susan Miller, director Lila Wells; and “New on the Streets” by Patricia Guy, director Kathleen Morris.
Jack Voller is shadowing Murdock to gain directing experience, while Deborah Elder pitches in as the show’s stage manager. Patrons are advised that some dialogue contains adult language.
Tickets, 350 pesos, are available online at lakesidelittletheatre.com website, or at the on-site box office, open one hour before show time.
Celebrate the reopening of BRAVO! Theatre Thursday, August 11, 4:30 p.m. at the “rise from the ashes” event. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a free drink, a silent auction and a short play, “I’m Herbert.”
Erik Rodriquez will perform Wixa-Sound, an experimentation on the ritual music of the Wixarika (Huichol), Thursday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala. Corner of Hidalgo and Madero. No cover.
Lakeside Little Theatre Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) will hold auditions for the comedy, “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson, Thursday, and Friday, August 11 and 12.
A brutal, comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Show dates are September 30 to October 9.
Audition registration is at 9:30 a.m. and auditions at 10 a.m. on the LLT terrace. Director Russell Mack is looking for four women.
ASA art market
Ajijic Society of the Arts holds an Art Market, Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel, Constitucion 105 in Ajijic. Enjoy live music, delicious food and shop for local art. Information: ajijicsocietyofthearts.com; Facebook/ajijicsocietyofthearts.
Lake Chapala Orchestra
The Lake Chapala Orchestra (LCO) presents a “Summer Serenade” concert Thursday, August 25 and Friday August 26, 3 p.m., at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar.
The concert features 12 members of the orchestra playing a variety of music. Two works performed by the orchestra’s principal horn players open the concert, which in turn is followed by the “Clarinet Trio” by Brahms. The second half features the “Wind Serenade” for 12 instruments by the Czech composer Dvorak.
BRAVO! acting classes
Bernadette Jones will offer acting classes at the BRAVO! Theatre beginning August 30 through the first week of October. Two groups with up to eight participants in each are offered: Tuesdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first two classes will be to enhance acting skills through monologue work. The last four classes will focus on scene study. Through this work, each actor will gain in confidence and begin to “own the role” on their terms, while developing the necessary skills for any future acting challenge.
Jones brings a wealth of experience to these classes, drawing from her over 35 years directing, teaching and coaching in the professional theatre and film world. Since residing Lakeside, she has directed many highly praised productions at The BRAVO! Theatre and also at the Bare Stage Theatre. Many of the local actors who have worked with Bernadette, have commented that her direction felt more like a “master class in acting”.
Maestros del Arte
The 2022 Feria Maestro del Arte is scheduled for November 11-13 at the Club de Yates de Chapala. The Feria supports the artisans with travel expenses and booth space and does not charge a commission. Each artist provides the Feria with two pieces of their work—one for a charity raffle and the other to be sold in the Artists Supporting booth, with proceeds going toward the following year’s start-up costs.
See the organization’s new website built to expand awareness, knowledge and sales of endangered Mexican folk art: feriamaestros.com.
Feria organizers are looking for hosts for artists coming in from near and far during the event, which over the years has proved to be a memorable experience for both hosts and maestros.