El Camino College to Present Student-Directed “One-Act Plays”
September 25, 2017
Student actors and directors will present an evening of one-act plays at 8 p.m. Oct. 13-14 in the Campus Theatre.
The annual Student One-Act Plays event features an exciting and diverse range of student-directed and student-acted productions. Four works will be presented:
“Speed Date” by Janet Allard, directed by Rita Chavdarian. Set on Valentine's Day, the pressure is on for 17 characters searching for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone's in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, an art therapist, a clown and more. The clock is ticking. Will they find love before time runs out?
“The Subtext of Texting” by Lorin Howard, directed by Alexa Ahn. Marked by irreverent humor, Barry and Carl are celebrating with their wheelchair-bound friend Leon, who they say is near death. Drinking beer and listening to music at 2 a.m., their Ph.D. student neighbor Diane shows up, short on sleep, and begs them to be quiet.
“Last Call” by Weldon Pless, directed by Kieran Flanagan. In this light-hearted comedy about the perils of texting, a young couple’s connection is tested by their mode of expression. Is texting a valid and effective way to build and develop a romantic relationship?
“Cinderella Married” by Rachel Field, directed by Denzel Roseboro. Cinderella’s dream came true; she married the prince and moved to the royal castle where they lived happily ever after … until their fifth wedding anniversary. After recently having a child, Cinderella and Prince Charming hit a rough patch in their marriage.
Student actors, directors and playwrights who have participated in previous Student OneAct Plays have been recognized for “outstanding achievement” by judges of the American College Theater Festival. Theater professor Ron Scarlata is the faculty adviser for the Student One-Act Plays.
Tickets for the performance are $10 and may be purchased online at centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system, or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The Campus Theatre is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.