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Premiere Opening Night Red Carpet Event for Sam Shephard's TRUE WEST
New Theater Production Opening Night- A Major Los Angeles Theater Happening and the Launch of the new Whitmore Eclectic Theater Company
Los Angeles - The late James Whitmore has left a legacy with the new Whitmore Eclectic Theater Group on La Brea in Los Angeles. Headed up by his extremely talented family including son James Whitmore Jr. (director of NCIS, The Good Wife, and the new Hawaii 5-O TV series) and Aliah Whitmore the young Creative Director/actress, and Jacob Whitmore, Production designer, will produce a 5 play 6 month theater calender offering the public various theatrical and educational workshops. This theater company consists of some of the most brilliant minds in emergent American classical theater. The troupe was founded to honor the artistic vision and commitment to public education of the late James Whitmore. Productions including Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST on September 9th, the award winning BRIAR ROSE (Oct.14) and Orson Welles adaptation of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK(Nov 11th) are rare theatrical treats upcoming.
*Note for Reviewers/Feature Writers:
" TRUE WEST puts on display, the world that we all live in: what an American family looks like, feels like and how desperate we are to be loved and understood by those closest to us.-The Whitmore Eclecticis a family based production company that has been reared in the mulch of the entertainment industry, all of its glory and all of its sorrow. So much of what Sam Shepard has written in True West reflects the personal experiences of the Whitmore family. The opportunity to produce this play is a chance to share ideas and emotions in which the company as a whole is deeply rooted."
Aliah Whitmore, Creative Director of the Whitmore Eclectic Theater Company
James Whitmore Sr., died last year while putting the finishing touches on his dream and legacy of the new Whitmore Eclectic Theater Company now run by his award winning TV director son James Whitmore Jr. ( NCIS, The Good Wife, and Hawaii 5-0), and Sr.'s granddaughter Creative Director Aliah Whitmore. In our many years of entertainment media this theater company and it's guiding light, stage star James Whitmore has never impressed us so much. The new Whitmore Eclectic is a full company with a new outreach program with the city of Los Angeles- news to be released soon. Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST is coming 9/9 with a Whitmore interpretation that is most exciting. The Whitmore's feel synonymous themselves with the gut wrenching drama here about the subject matter.
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*The premiere opening night of Sam Shepard's brilliant TRUE WEST will be a red carpet celebrity event . Many celebrities are expected. For tickets, schedules, and season subscriptions go to www.whitmoreeclectic.com
OPENS: Thursday September 9th for a one month + run- to Oct 3rd. $20. per seat- for all performances.
Theater Reviewers are invited to preview/opening night. VIP celebrity reception- co-sponsored by Tierras, http://www.tierrastequila.com , the ultra-premium tequila and the first to be USDA Certified Organic, http://oceanbarservice.com/
Many celebrities are expected including LA's theater icons Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna, Sean Kanan, Ed Asner, Eric Braeden, cast members of NCIS and Hawaii 5-O, Black Hawk Down, also LL Cool J (NCIS), Alexis Neiers and daughters from E's (Pretty Wild), Debbie Reynolds, Francesca HILTON, Dennis Haysbert ('24'), David Mamet, Susan Blakely, Joan Van Ark, Janet Charlton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim('24')
Sam Shephard's TRUE WEST
The Whitmore Eclectic at the Lyric Theater
520 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036
Box Office Line 818-826-3609
5:30- Media Check Ins
6:30 Red Carpet Arrivals
Media calls for Theater critics and Red Carpet media:
Edward Lozzi & Associates PR 310-922-