Talk Explores Bringing SB’s Flying A To The Stage

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Talk Explores Bringing SB’s Flying A To The Stage
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Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 17:30

Blondell and Michael Bernard, who wrote the play, collaborated to produce a revealing, live theater event that centers around the mishaps and innovation of the Flying A and how it helped shape more than a century of storytelling. “Diamond to Dust” will be performed in Westmont’s Porter Theatre February 24-25, March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 4 at 2 p.m.

As co-founder and director of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, Blondell will direct Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” later this spring.

In the fall, Blondell will enter his third year as Westmont’s global ambassador in the performing arts. In the meantime, he will direct “Richard III” for Prague Shakespeare in Prague, “Prometheus Bound” in the ancient Roman theater of Heraclea in Bitola, Macedonia and “Peer Gynt” in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He also helped curate the Verona Shakespeare Festival, which will run August 24-31 in Verona.

Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter is a free lecture series sponsored by the Westmont Foundation. The foundation also sponsors the 18th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast with keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin on March 10.

The next Westmont Downtown Lecture will feature Rebecca McNamara, Westmont assistant professor of English, who will speak about “Care in Times of Crisis: Suicide and Emotions in Medieval England” on April 13.

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