JOIN US FOR OUR 26TH SEASON!
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AURORA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES
ITS 26TH SEASON
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In 2016 Aurora celebrated a big anniversary -- 25 years! And now we’re kicking off our 26th year with a refreshed look: we’ve made the theatre more inviting with new paint in the lobby and in both our theatres, a new Assistive Listening Device system, new lighting equipment, and more. We also refreshed our mission statement earlier this year. It now reads:
“Aurora Theatre Company invigorates audiences and artists through the shared experience of professional, intimate theatre. Our work, while entertaining, is more than entertainment as we challenge ourselves and community to do better, think deeper, laugh louder and cast wider nets of empathy toward the world. Through our productions of both classic and new works, we support the Bay Area community by hiring local artists and artisans and likewise support all forms of diversity both onstage and off.”
This new season certainly demonstrates that mission.
The six plays we have chosen include three Bay Area Premieres, one established classic by the ever relevant George Bernard Shaw, a contemporary classic by the innovative genius Caryl Churchill, and a world premiere by local playwright Jonathan Spector about present-day Berkeley.
As for those three Bay Area Premieres, all have had highly successful productions around the country and were written by three provocative and insightful playwrights: Rebecca Gilman, Marco Ramirez, and Sarah Burgess.
These six plays feature some of the Bay Area’s top artists creating exciting theatrical worlds in our intimate venues. We look forward to sharing them with you.
We hope you’ll join us again for what promises to be a season of entertaining plays that offer more than entertainment, encouraging us to think deeper, laugh louder, and do better. Now more than ever we need to come together and support the art and artists who make our world such an interesting place, who give us hope and food for thought, who challenge us to recommit to life through compassion.