The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County Present The Dig - A new one-woman play performed by Stacie Chaiken, Saturday, November 10

- Performance followed by special audience Q&A session moderated by Richard Stein, Executive Director of Arts Orange County

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County are pleased to present a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a new one-woman play:  The Dig.  Written by and starring Los Angeles-based actress Stacie Chaiken, The Dig recounts the dramatic tale of a world-renowned American archeologist who uncovers the identity of a remarkable find in the Middle East that has the potential for explosive consequences.  What is it?  Come find out at the premier of The Dig on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Artists Studios at the Palm Court Arts Complex.

"We are proud to present The Dig in collaboration with Arts Orange County, the official non-profit arts council for the County of Orange," said Beth Krom, Chair, Orange County Great Park Corporation.  "The Great Park's series of Arts Happenings provide opportunities for people to explore different art forms, interact directly with artists, and leave with memorable arts experiences."

At the premier of The Dig, visitors can engage in an audience question and answer session moderated by Richard Stein, Executive Director of Arts Orange County.  Admission and parking is free.  Seating is limited to 100 and will be filled on a first come, first seated basis.

Previous Arts Happenings at The Great Park have featured spoken word poetry, painting, experimental shadow theatre, dance, song-writing, mural making, physical theatre, and storytelling. 

About the Actress
Stacie Chaiken has appeared on and off-Broadway and in theatres all over the U.S. and abroad.  Her full-length solo plays include Looking for Louie, Next Year and Jerusalem.  In Orange County, she played the title role in Master of the House at Laguna Playhouse.  Chaiken is the founder of What's the Story?, a Los Angeles-based touring workshop that provides coaching for writers and performers. A Fulbright Fellow, she has taught master classes in autobiographical story and performance at University of Southern California, New York University, Hebrew Union College, and abroad.

The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways.

For more information, visit, please visit www.ocgp.org or call 866-829-3829.

About the Orange County Great Park
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park's array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air.  Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, North Lawn recreation area and historic Hangar 244.  In addition to free sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Growing the Park: Anniversary Celebration, Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, Great Night! Family New Year's Eve, and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit www.ocgp.org.

SOURCE Orange County Great Park



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