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Taking Sides

Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company at Rubicon Theatre, Ventura CA

Oct 25 2017
Nov 12 2017
Taking Sides

A Compelling Play that Explores What Happens When Art and Politics Collide. Featuring Peter Van Norden, Patrick Vest, Adrian Sparks, Cylan Brown, Tara Donovan and Vivien Latham.

Rubicon Theatre launches the company’s 20th Anniversary Season with Taking Sides, a provocative and gripping drama based on the true story of German conductor and composer (and accused Nazi sympathizer) Wilhelm Furtwängler. Written by Academy Award-winner SIR RONALD HARWOOD (“The Pianist”) and directed by Ovation Award-winner STEPHANIE COLTRIN, the play explores the terrible collision between art, power, politics and personal responsibility. Harwood’s dramatization of the investigation

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ($30)
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. ($35)

Opening Night
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. ($100)

Regular Performance Times and Prices

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ($50) (Talkbacks follow all Wednesday evening shows except the Sept. 13 previews)
Thursdays at 8 p.m. ($55)
Fridays at 8 p.m. ($50)
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ($55)
Sundays at 2 p.m. ($55)

Contact: 805-667-2900


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Additional time info:

Champagne and chocolate reception at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby on opening night, Saturday, Oct. 28. 

Talkbacks follow all Wednesday evening shows except the Sept. 13 previews

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St. , Ventura, CA 93001

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