Last October on the Interchange, Ian Dangla interviewedÂ (see below) Randy Lopez of the local nonprofit theatre company Opheliaâ€™s Jump. Â This spring and summer the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance will host four shows by Ophelia’s Jump on campus as part of the college’s new partnership with the company.
Beatrice Casagran is an alumna of the Claremont Colleges. She founded Ophelia’s Jump with her daughter, Caitlin Lopez, in order to serve the local community by bringing challenging, creative, and thought-provoking works of theatre to the region.
“This relationship ends our nomadic ways and gives Opheliaâ€™s Jump an opportunity to produce our shows at venues matching the artistic and technical needs of our ambitious 2014 season,” said Casagran. “The collaboration also affords Ophelia’s Jump artists and Pomona College Theatre faculty the opportunity to collaborate on projects and community outreach thus making Claremont a hub of serious theatrical production and innovation for the east San Gabriel and Inland Empire regions.â€
Audiences can look forward to seeing Sarah Ruble’sÂ EurydiceÂ in May at the Seaver Theater. In July, two Shakespeare plays,Â The Merry Wives of WindsorÂ andÂ MacbethÂ will be performed outdoors in the Sontag Greek Theatre. For theatre addicts who can’t wait until spring, Beatrice Casagran will be directing David Mamet’sÂ Boston MarriageÂ at the dA Blackbox Theatre fromÂ February 21st to March 9th.
VisitÂ Ophelia’s JumpÂ online for information on tickets, and tune in to the Interchange on Sundays fromÂ 6-7pmÂ for stories on Ophelia’s Jump and much, much more.
-Ann (Public Affairs Director)