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CURTIS THEATRE MANAGER’S PLAY DEBUTS IN FULLERTON

6 years ago by in ( Culture/Arts , Who's Who )

Tiina Mittler

Tiina Mittler, manager of the Curtis Theatre in Brea, has written a new play which will debut at Stages Theatre this weekend.  “Subterfuge,” her drama of family relationships and searching for meaning after a husband’s death, was inspired by the song, “Home,” a hit performed by the Dixie Chicks and written by Maya and Randy Sparks.   By the conclusion of the show, the main character discovers Laurel  that some family secrets are best left buried.  Although Tiina has been acting and directing for years, this is her first creative venture for the theater.  It all began when she was contacted by a friend who was in charge of a play writing challenge for Stages Theatre.  One of the contestants in the challenge had dropped out and the friend wanted Tiina to take her place.  Because the idea for a play had been rattling around in her creative mind for a while, she agreed.   Although she did not win the contest, she did come in second. Tiina has been managing the Curtis Theatre for the City of Brea for several years now.  She has successfully navigated through the financial challenges which have plagued the theater world in the last few years.  Under her leadership the theater has survived by dint of innovation and creativity. “Subterfuge,” opens this Saturday, January 21, at 5 p.m. and runs through February 18.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Stages is located at 400 E. Commonwealth, Suite 4, in Fullerton. The idea of having your own work performed on stage is “interesting and fun,” explains Mittler.
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