Date: July 11, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Carno, Marketing & Promotion
Additional Contact: Alice Ensor, Coordination Manager


The Theatre District presents “Not So Tall Tales”
August 2nd through August 24th, 2003

Reader’s Theatre, Dance, Movement, Storytelling and a special featured tale… The Golden Nest by David Muschell

The Theatre District at The Cast presents its third installment in the Not So Tall Tales series, beginning on Saturday, August 2nd and continuing through Sunday, August 24th. Not So Tall Tales is an afternoon production series for kids and families incorporating Storytelling, Reader's Theatre, Dance, Movement and the re-interpretation and/or presentation of classic Fairy Tales. This production’s featured tale will be “The Golden Nest” by David Muschell. According to Director Shannon Hunt, The Golden Nest offers a lesson in the nature of vanity and love. "Matweet — wants her nest to be the most beautiful nest in the forest. Priscilla wants her hair to be perfect so she can impress a rich man at the ball. — It looks like neither of them will get their wish when Matweet plucks Priscilla’s hair out of her head so she can use it in her nest, and Priscilla, in revenge, captures and cages Matweet. In the end, they both get something more than what they originally intended.” 

This Not So Tall Tales production is produced by The Theatre District and supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Not So Tall Tales will be directed by Founding Company Member Shannon Hunt, scenic and lighting design by Gail Spinks, costume design by Jessica Learned, and sound design by Summer Spinks. The ensemble cast includes Suzanne Jamieson, Paula K. Long, Jessica Learned, Jennifer Lutheran, Juliana Moreno, Amir Navison, and Jeffrey Smith. 

The Weekend Family Series performances are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons beginning August 2nd and continuing through August 24th. Tickets are just $5 each, and a Family Pack (admits 5) is just $20. To order tickets call (323) 957-2343. The Theatre District at The Cast is located at 804 North El Centro, just two blocks North of Melrose and one block East of Vine in Hollywood. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.thetheatredistrict.com

About “Not So Tall Tales”. 
Not So Tall Tales is an ongoing series of performances for children and families. Company members, as well as local actors, auditioned to be part of the process, and together strive to bring a unique vision and compelling voice to the creation of meaningful theatre for young audiences. Not So Tall Tales wants to make live theatre a vital part of the childhood experience for young people in the Los Angeles community. Not So Tall Tales
provides free tickets for neighborhood children, and is developing its outreach into local schools throughout Los Angeles County. Not So Tall Tales hopes to introduce local children to the magic of live theatre through a full line up of stage productions and related educational programs.

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