Los Angeles–On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Heritage Square Museum and Yale Cabaret Hollywood join forces to share the captivating “Tales of the Old West”. Performed inside the magnificent 1876 Perry Mansion parlor, join fourth-generation storyteller, playwright, and actress Barbara Bragg, with Corey Madden, former Director of the Mark Taper Forum, for dramatic readings of Bill Bragg, award-winning Western stories author.
The two tales performed are: “Ten Sleep Mail” where we find our lead, Sam Stringer, who loses his in the Bighorn Mountains as a hungry wolf tracks him down; and “The Ghost of Fort Laramie.”, where Bluejacket, an Ogallala Lakota Medicine Man, warns others of a Creole Phantom out for vengeance. (Performed with the permission of Big Tepee Productions.) Featuring Barbara Bragg, Peter Gaddis, Stuart Howard, Obi Ndefo, James Tupper and Joe Reynolds.
Produced by Walt Klappert, admission to the play reading is $10 for the general audience and free for museum members. Join Heritage Square Museum as a member at the $35 level or more and join us for this play reading at no additional cost. For reservations, call either the museum offices or 310-499-4104. Performances begin at 4 p.m. Space is extremely limited for these popular performances. Proceeds go to Heritage Square Museum. (There are no tours of the museum in conjunction with this performance.)
Heritage Square, now a Historic Cultural Monument for the City of Los Angeles, is a living history museum dedicated to telling the story of the development of Southern California during its first 100 years of statehood. Celebrating 43 years of Preservation and Interpretation of the History of Southern California, the eight magnificent, historic structures at the museum, rescued from demolition, tell this story like no place else.
Yale Cabaret Hollywood (YCH) is an informal theatre company of Yale School of Drama alumni producing cabaret theatre in Hollywood. Founded in 2001, it is L.A.’s leading proponent of theatre cabaret from the wildly comic to the boldly visceral. YCH has produced Shakespeare and Brecht as well as world premieres, cabaret revues and short film programs at its Hollywood home, the M Bar nightclub. In addition, YCH continues to workshop new plays and screenplays at various Southland art galleries from the Brewery to Venice.
Heritage Square Museum offers tours, exhibits, program and events throughout the year. The museum is open regularly Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children ages 6-12. The Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street, off the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway at Avenue 43, just north of downtown Los Angeles. For further information, visit our website at www.heritagesquare.org or on Facebook and Twitter #lahistorymuseum.