By: Joyce Hokin Sachs
Directed by: Kevin Cochran
With: Michael Gabriel Goodfriend, Hollis McCarthy and Christian Pedersen
Art, sex, conquest, and love collide on an autumn day in 1923. Dashing mountaineer George Mallory, about to leave on his momentous third Everest expedition, pays a surprise visit to the summer home of two of Britain's most important artists, the Bloomsbury Group painters Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.Eternal Equinox is an erotically charged look at the emotional impact of bedroom politics.
Grove Theater Center has produced over 140 productions since being founded by Kevin Cochran and Charles Johanson in 1994. This includes 12 seasons at the GTC Gem and Festival Amphitheater in Orange County, 5 summer seasons of Theater on the Green in Fullerton, and at GTC Burbank since 2001. In that time, GTC has developed countless new scripts and produced numerous world premieres. Four have since been published and produced across the country; eight transferred to extended runs in Los Angeles; GTC’s production of the first Beckett Project subsequently toured Europe culminating with performances in London.
In 2004, GTC inaugurated the New Play Initiative which has since led to Blake...da Musical! (LA Ovation Award for Best New Musical; 4 total Ovation nominations and 3 LA Weekly Award nominations including Best Musical); Straight Up with a Twist (Ovation nomination as Best One Person Show and subsequent 5 month run at The Players Theater in NYC), Eternal Equinox (Ovation nomination for Best Set), R.R.R.E.D., the Red Head Musical Manifesto (4 LA Weekly Award nominations and selected to be a special event at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival), Bobby & Matt; Passing Notes through Life (2011 FringeNYC), and Film Chinois (Ovation Award for Best New Play, three total Ovation nominations; selected for the TRU Voices series in NYC and now published by Samuel French).
Grove Theater Center’s mission is simple: To present the best in professional theater in an intimate setting to our audiences and to develop new works through readings, workshops and premiere productions.
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