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Project Series: A celebration of local writers at The Empty Space

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

For several seasons, The Project Series has showcased and celebrated the creative visions of local writers. In the most recent rendition of the series, The Empty Space hosted Project: Phobia, a compilation of one-acts each inspired by different phobias, from Nov.16-18. On one of the performance nights, a crowd of about 50 people witnessed Project: Phobia. The 45-minute performance...

The Empty Space presents “Dancing In Lughnasa”

Charr Davenport, Reporter

August 31, 2018

The Empty Space Theater opened its production of “Dancing in Lughnasa” on Aug. 24 to a nearly full house. The play, directed by Mendy McMasters, runs until Sep 8 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. “Dancing in Lughnasa,” originally written by Brian Friel, is set in Ireland during 1936. It is told through the eyes of Michael (played by Brian...

The Three Sisters from L to R: Masha Sergeyevna (Mariah Bathe), Olga Sergeyevna (Cody Ganger), and Irina Sergeyevna (Brittany Beaver).

“Three Sisters” plays local

April 4, 2018

The play “Three Sisters” made its way to Bakersfield on Saturday night, March 17 at The Empty Space. It was originally written by Anthon Chekhov in...

South High School students’ geometry art gallery, “Geometrix,” hosted at the Empty Space

Jennifer Folkert, attendee of the gallery, looks at her geometrix star piece.

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 25, 2018

On. Feb. 17, The Empty Space hosted the reception for the South High School Geometrix art gallery. Geometrix is the use of geometry to create art. The...

Sister Liz, played by Kristina Saldana, is informed that she will have to wear short skirts
in order to become a manager.

‘The Book of Liz’ makes BC students laugh

November 20, 2017

The Empty Space Theater premiered its latest play, “The Book of Liz,” on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. “The Book of Liz” lasted 80 minutes without intermissions,...

Magenta (Jaden Snow), Dr. Frank-N-Further (Avairrianna), and Colombia (Vicky Luck) re-enacting a scene from the 1978 “Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ held at The Empty Space

October 23, 2017

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” was performed by Velvet Darkness at The Empty Space theater on Oct. 6. These local performers reenacted the scenes...

The Empty Space holds dark play

Paul Sosa (the lawyer) reads out “The Woman in Black.”

Ambria King, Photo Editor

October 4, 2017

Local theater, The Empty Space, presented a performance of “The Woman in Black” to a packed house on Sept. 23. The two-hour long show featured Paul...

Guests gaze at the artwork of Jason T. Stewart at the Empty Space art exhibit on Sept. 9.

The Empty Space holds a celebration of art exhibit

October 4, 2017

The Empty Space theater held a celebration of their art exhibit entitled “When I Was Young…III” displaying the works of Jason T. Stewart on Sept....

George (Nick Ono) talking about his friend Lennie on The Empty Space Theatre stage while sitting down and holding his left wrist.

‘Of Mice and Men’ play at the Empty Space

September 7, 2017

The play “Of Mice and Men” was performed at The Empty Space Theatre from Aug. 25 to Sept. 9. The play is about two migrant workers who have big...

‘Cannibal’ sells out

Sharida Rejon, Photographer

November 6, 2013

The Empty Space just concluded their run of “Cannibal! The Musical,” a comedy musical written by Trey Parker, one of the creators of “South Park.” The musical, which was based on the real case of Alferd Packer, the first person to ever be convicted of murder by cannibalism in America, tells the story of six travelers who set off from Utah to Colorado looking for...

Beloved show Rocky Horror still shocks

Sharida Rejon, Reporter

September 12, 2013

The Velvet Darkness has done it again. The Velvet Darkness, a troupe of local actors, celebrated the 10th anniversary of their stage production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Empty Space on Aug. 30-31. The production consisted of The Velvet Darkness actors acting out the scenes, while the popular film plays on a screen behind them. Most of the actors inv...

The Empty Space presents a play of life, death and relationships with ‘Wit’

Jazmine Montoya, Reporter

March 14, 2013

The tragedy of death was brought to life on stage this weekend. Director Porter Jamison, along with his cast, put on Margaret Edson’s “Wit” at the local Empty Space Theater. The story takes place in and near a university that is associated with a research hospital. It accounts for the final hours of Dr. Vivian Bearing’s life, an English professor of 17th century...

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