El Camino College Theatre Department Presents Two Plays this Semester
The El Camino College Theatre Department will bring two plays to the Campus Theatre this semester, featuring comedy, drama, romance, and a little magic.
“Almost, Maine” is set in a remote, mythical town of the same name. On a cold and clear night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems. As the northern lights hover above the small town, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in (and out) of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Written by John Cariani, the play comprises several short stories that weave witty tales of romance – and sometimes magic – amidst the frozen landscape. The production is led by director Matthew Singletary. Performances are set for 1 p.m. Oct. 10; 8 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12; and 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $10-$15 and may be purchased at www.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. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play and presents a fascinating, compelling drama that tells the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. At seven minutes after midnight, Christopher is standing beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. The play is based on a novel by Mark Haddon and directed by Luke Yankee. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 8 and 9; 3 p.m. Nov. 3; and 1 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $10-$15 and may be purchased at www.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. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
September 17, 2019