GLENDALE, CALIF.: Antaeus Theatre Company has announced that its new venue, the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, will open on March 2. The venue is located at 110 E. Broadway, and is named after two patrons who contributed $1 million to Antaeus’s capital campaign.
“We are all so grateful, honored, and humbled by Kiki and David’s devotion to the arts in Los Angeles and in particular by their incredible gift to Antaeus,” said Antaeus co-artistic directors Bill Brochtrup, Rob Nagle, and John Sloan in a joint statement. “With this beautiful new complex, we will be able to make more art than ever before and serve more people in our community with our programming.”
Antaeus was founded in 1991 and focuses on classic work. The new performing arts center will move the company 12 miles east of its current home in North Hollywood. The center will include an 80-seat theatre, a reconfigurable 45-seat performance/classroom space, a theatre classics library, and a lobby art gallery. The opening of the center will include four days of free community events, March 2-5. The inaugural production in the theatre will be Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (March 16-May 7).
“Antaeus Theatre’s inclusion in downtown Glendale will enrich our local economy [and] enhance the community’s quality of life,” said Glendale mayor Paula Devine in a statement.