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American River College - Theatre and Film

The Department of Theatre and Film at American River College offers a wide range of classes in all areas of theatre, along with an expanding Film Studies program. We also maintain a busy production schedule in a variety of performance spaces in our recently modernized and expanded facility. In addition to our season of full-scale department productions, we feature touring Children's Theatre productions, student-produced performances featuring scenes, improv and one-act plays, and an on-going partnership with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival. This schedule provides broad opportunities for theoretical and practical training for our students, and an exciting and varied menu of theatrical fare for our audiences.

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The Honky-Tonk Cafe

Stories, Poems, and One-Acts by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Bob Irvin


Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 2 and 3, 7-10 pm

Stage 2 (Room 550) north side of theatre building

ARC Campus. Parking in Lot ‘D’ Corner of Myrtle and College Oak

Possible call backs on September 4 at 5:30pm – Mandatory cast meeting at 8pm on September 4

Cold readings from script. Prepared modern monologue accepted (not necessary)

Will cast 10 to 12 actors (6 m…6 f)
Ages 17 and up. All ethnicities welcome.

Contact Bob Irvin at 916-487-7640

All performers must enroll in TAP 300 by Friday September 5.
Rehearsals begin October 13, 2014. Most rehearsals will be Monday thru Thursday from 7p to 10p
November 21,22,28,29 December 5,6 @ 8pm
November 23,30 December 7 @ 2pm
December 4 @ 6:30p

A theme of compassion for society’s outcasts (wryly humorous, sentimental and poetical) is the unifying element in this entertainment devised of short plays, poems and songs by one of the foremost playwrights of 20th Century American Theatre
Exceptional short theatre pieces by America’s foremost playwright: One acts, poems and songs.  Seldom seen gems of  “compassion, sentiment and wry humor that run through all his works like the dominant theme in a symphony.” (Clive Barnes, The New York Times)

No Place to Be Somebody

by Charles Gordone Directed by Sam Williams

Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone's Pulitzer signified two "firsts": he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and "No Place to be Somebody" was the first off-Broadway play to receive the award. Written over the course of seven years, the play explores racial tensions in a Civil Rights-era story about a black bartender who tries to outsmart a white mobster syndicate. No Place to Be Somebody is an exciting mixture of sublime poetry, rough urban dialogue, and a wickedly engrossing plot. It perfectly conjures the atmosphere of Johnny's Bar, the south-side Chicago dive where small-time hood Johnny Williams runs rackets and a prostitution ring while scheming to form his own black Mafia.

AUDITION Dates: Mon and Tue December 1 and 2 7-10pm Stage 2 North Lobby of Theatre/Music Building

Rehearsals: Jan 5 - Feb 26, 2015

Performances: Feb. 27 - Mar 8, 2015


Directed and Choreographed by Sam Williams and Sarah Williams

Celebration of life through scenes, song and dance.

AUDITION Dates: Mon and Wed November 10 and 12 7-10pm

Tech Lab Room 515 Theatre Building ARC Campus

Rehearsals: Nov 13 - Dec 11, 2014

Performances: Dec 12 - 14, 2014

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American River College Theatre
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
ph: (916) 484-8234

Kathy Burleson, Department Spokesperson


Dr. Adam Karp, Dean Fine and Applied Arts Division

(916) 484-8433

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