The Pacific Television Theater (formerly Pacific Avenue Theater) is a live televised anthology show that is being produced at and broadcast from Community Television of Santa Cruz. Our next and fourth episode is called Oasis, which replaces the previously planned episode, and will be performed and live broadcast on Saturday May 27th at 7:30PM PDT. Pacific Television Theater broadcasts on on Comcast 27, Charter 73, and will live webcast over http://www.communitytv.org/watch/ctv-public-access-2773/.
Oasis is a 30 minute drama about a dispute over a community garden. Selena and her father Diego want to keep their neighborhood garden, but the owner has plans to develop the land. They go to meet Roger, who works for the owner, and argue their case to keep the land as a garden as Roger expresses the wishes of the owner and tries to find common ground.
Left to right: Francisco Oliva as Diego, Mariana Aroxa as Selena, and Christopher Fung as Roger
Rising Tide, episode 3 which was shot on October 8, 2016, is a half hour drama about a small company that’s about to go big, which causes tension between the owner and the employees. Below is a picture from the read through on Saturday September 17.
Left to right; Liisa Kemp, Mandy Brown, Tiffany Cesi Cesarin, Judy Cerda (picture), Robert Kirkendall, Andrea Lea Martzipan (picture), Rick Kuhn, Damien Jade Warren, and Francisco Oliva
Episode 2 aired on August 6, 2016
And our first show premiered on June 25, 2016.
The first play, Last Call, is a one act that takes place in a neighborhood pub on a slow Tuesday night. It is an ensemble piece that follows of lives of its various patrons as they pursue what they want in a world that always isn’t giving.
Pacific Television Theater was inspired by the Golden Age of Television. An era from the early days of the medium when live broadcast anthology shows featured many up and coming actors, brilliant writers and directors, and presented some of the finest drama of its day. I am attempting to recapture the magic of that time while bringing it into the modern era. Also, by presenting this play live instead of recording it so it can be watched at people’s leisure, it specifies a time and place when people can all get together for a single shared experience, a perfect pairing of art and technology!
For those feeling inclined to help offset costs, here’s a link to our GoFundMe site. And if you want to wait until after the show to see if its worthy of a donation, I will do my best to earn your dollars. https://www.gofundme.com/PacificTV