The Wallis Annenberg Centerfor the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills
announced its inaugural season, beginning with performances by the
Martha Graham Dance Company, which opens the 500-seat Goldsmith Theater
on Nov. 8 and 9, followed by the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo, adapted by Edward P. Dowdall and directed by Mark Brokaw, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 22.
this season, we celebrate the transformation of the post office and its
return to public use as well as the community's influence past and
present that brought us to this historic moment," said Lou Moore,
executive director, in a press release.
Located in the heart of
Beverly Hills, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will
officially open its doors to the public in October 2013, aiming for the
new venue to transform a city block into a vibrant new cultural
destination with two distinct, elegant buildings: the historic 1933
Italianate-style Beverly Hills Post Office and the new, contemporary
500-seat, state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater.
treasured post office, existing spaces are re-imagined into the 150-seat
Lovelace Studio Theater, a theater school for young people (opening in
2014), a café and gift shop. The Wallis, the first performing arts
center to be built in Beverly Hills, will be a home for artists from
around the world.
"Children's programming is a major part of who
we are," Reed added. "This year, we are bringing two productions from
Scotland, a country known worldwide for its high quality professional
theater for young people."
For more information on the inaugural season, visit the venue's website.