Pre-Play Walks at Touch the Water

May 23, 2009 § 3 Comments

Moving a tree on the riverside set of Touch the Water

Moving a tree on the riverside set of Touch the Water (photo by Terry Young)

As you probably remember from creek freak’s blog entry a week or so ago, Cornerstone Theater Company is presenting the L.A. River play Touch the Water. Previews start next week! I am in the play and excited to get lots of people there (make your reservation on-line here,) so I’ve been working with the Cornerstone folks to set up a series of short pre-play walks that will be lead by some of my favorite local creek freaks.

The play starts at 8pm at the Taylor Yard bowtie parcel (2800 Casitas Avenue, L.A. 90039 – like many spots on the river it’s a bit hard to find – use bike/bus directions here or driving directions here.) The following performances will include pre-play walks. The walks will start promptly at 7pm, so they can conclude by 7:45pm, in time for participants to take their seats in time for the play. Folks who participate in the pre-play walk will get preferred seating for the play.

In addition to the walks below – most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – there will “talkbacks” (post-play discussions with with cast and others) on Thursday nights after the play.

The pre-play walks are free, and the play itself is pay-what-you-can (suggested $20.) Make reservations online at the Cornerstone Theater Company website. You don’t need to register for the pre-play walks – just show up!

Friday June 5th
Melanie Winter, Founder and Director, The River Project

Sunday June 7th
Jessica Hall, Senior Associate, Restoration Design Group
(and, of course, L.A. Creek Freak blogger!)
on “L.A. River Tales”

Wednesday June 10th
Sabrina Drill, University of California Cooperative Extension
on “Fish in the L.A. River” (see also our earlier post on fish)

Thursday June 11th
Nidia Garcia, Holly Harper, and Aaron Thomas, of North East Trees

Friday June 12th
Jenny Price, writer, Los Angeles Urban Ranger, and LA River tour guide
on “Los Angeles, the River City: Past, Present, Future”
>Don’t miss Jenny’s upcoming lower L.A. River tour on Sunday June 14th!

Sunday June 14th
Shelly Backlar, Executive Director, Friends of the Los Angeles River

Wednesday June 17th
Miguel Luna, Urban Semillas

Thursday, June 18th
Robert Garcia, Executive Director, Counsel and Founder of The City Project

Friday June 19th
Dorothy Kieu Le and Aurisha Smolarski of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
“Bike Night at Touch the Water”
>Don’t miss LACBC’s upcoming Los Angeles River Ride on Sunday June 7th!

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