Are you looking for an entertaining night out in Danville, CA? Look no further than the town's amazing theatre shows! From the hilarious comedy of Chicago Steve Barkley to the thought-provoking play of Clybourne Park, there is something for everyone. The International Film Festival will feature South Korea's submission for this year's Academy Awards, “Decision to Leave”. The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra will be performing at El Campanil Theater and the Livermore-Amador Symphony will bring famous violins to life during three performances in February. The Village Theater Art Gallery is kicking off the new year with an exhibition that showcases different applications of clay.
Chicago Steve Barkley is a renowned comedian who has performed on HBO, A&E, and ABC's “America's Funniest People”. He has shared the stage with comedy greats such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Lovitz, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Jay Leno, and Whoopie Goldberg. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's classic “A Raisin in the Sun”, Clybourne Park is a two-act play set in the same Chicago house 50 years apart. Directed by Gregory Brown and full of unexpected humor and raw emotion, “Clybourne Park” is sure to be an authentic work of art that will move audiences and spark conversations.
The film was a finalist for the Golden Globe. The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra will be performing at El Campanil Theater at 2 p.m. The program includes “Variations on a Theme” by Benjamin Britten from his opera “Owen Wingrave” (world premiere) composed by Anthony Doherty from Antioch. The classic El Campanil film series will be screening “Groundhog Day” at 2 p.m.
In this movie, Bill Murray's character Phil Conners is a disgruntled meteorologist who is forced to cover Punxsutawney Phil's annual return for six more weeks of winter. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, Phil's winter could be much longer than that. The film is directed by comedy legend Harold Ramis. The Livermore-Amador Symphony will bring famous violins to life during three performances in February. The program includes Prokofiev's “Overture on Hebrew Themes”, John Williams' Oscar-winning soundtrack of the film “Schindler's List” and Max Bruch's “Kol Nidrei”.
During the concerts, Avshalom Weinstein will tell stories about some of the instruments. The Village Theater Art Gallery is kicking off the new year with an exhibition that showcases different applications of clay along with detailed information on how it is made and used. This exhibition includes several interactive installations such as “The Color Corridor” - a 17-foot labyrinth that gradually changes color - and “Color Communion” - a large-scale sensory experience that incorporates light and sound elements so visitors can connect more deeply with themselves and their surroundings. Paintings and prints from Fong's studio will also be featured. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now for these amazing shows in Danville, CA!.