As it prepares to move from a black box on Lankershim to a new, custom home in Glendale, the Antaeus Theatre Company is producing some of the most insightful, powerful theater in Los Angeles. In a community where the focus often falls on new work and innovation, Antaeus consistently proves that the classics are vital works of art ripe for reinvention and exploration. While producing shows from stalwarts such as Chekhov and Shakespeare, Antaeus also has added the likes of Tennessee Williams, William Inge and Caryl Churchill to its seasons, proving the very definition of classical theater bears re-examination. With its work, Antaeus preserves and promotes the stories that connect us to the most visceral parts of our humanity. The company's commitment to carrying the flame of these universal stories extends beyond productions to community outreach via its arts education program and training professional actors in classical technique through its academy. Antaeus is poised to make an even bigger splash when it opens its new home in Glendale toward the end of this year — the space will include an 80-seat theater, a 40-seat black box, a classics library and more — which will allow it to grow audiences and expand its reach.
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