Artistic Home announces 2014-15 season with plays by Shakespeare, Hellman

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For its 14th season, The Artistic Home, located at 1376 W. Grand, is turning to two classics — one from 1941 (Lillian Hellman’s politically-charged play,“Watch on the Rhine”),and one from around 1600 (Shakespeare’s power-and-violence drama,“Macbeth”), which will mark the first time the company has tried its hand at Shakespeare. Here are the details:

± Lillian Hellman’s “Watch on the Rhine” (Oct. 5-Nov. 6), directed by Cody Estle:

This New York Drama Critic’s Circle award-winner conjures a pre-World War II America “with a call to action aimed directly at the heart of the family.” What at first appears to be a charming drawing room comedy quickly turns into a tale of mystery and international intrigue as family ties are tested, politics are questioned, and one man steps out from safety to make the ultimate sacrifice. Hellman’s play “challenges us to examine our own complacency in the face of world events, even when the atrocities occur an ocean away.” It will feature Artistic Home artistic director Kathy Scambiatterra and ensemble member Kristin Collins, as well as guest artists Scot West, Tiffany Bedwell, Josh Volkers, John Stokvis, Lorraine Freund, Rob Isaac, Jason Miller, Elodie Tougne and Liam Dahlborn.

± Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (Feb.18 — April 5, 2015), directed by Scott Westerman:

This study of the human potential for evil — one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies — will star Artistic Home ensemble member John Mossman in the title role.

The Artistic Home is an Equity theater company noted for its innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics, as well as the development of new works. Its recent Jeff-recommended productions include “Les Parents Terrible,” “Beaten,” “The Goddess,” and the 2011 revival of “Sweet Bird of Youth.”

All preview seats are suggested donation of $15

To Reserve Seats: Call 866-811-4111or visit

Thursday, Sunday: $28.00 suggested donation

Friday, Saturday: $32 suggested donation

Thursday and Sunday: Senior/Student seats are offered for a suggested donation of $20

For tickets call (866) 811-4111 or visit

NOTE: Currently running at the Artistic Home (through Aug. 3) is Sam Shepard’s play, “The Late Henry Moss.”

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