Class Schedule




Ticket Info.

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.



Directed and Choreographed by Sam Williams and Sarah Souther

A Musical Theatre Fundraiser

supporting the

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Student Travel Fund.


GUMBO is a theatrical variety show with a theme of "Aging". Full of heartfelt song, dance, and drama, this production is a great way to help students raise money to fund travel to the regional KCACTF competition.

 Performances are in our small theatre STAGE 2 (Room 550) at the north end of the Theatre Building near the parking lot entrance. Seating is limited to 120 - first come first serve non-reserved seating.

Friday 7:30 pm Feb. 5

Saturday 2pm and 7:30 pm Feb. 6

Admission: $5 all seats. Additional donations greatly appreciated.

The Foreigner

By James Shue
Directed by Nancy Silva

Winner of two Obie Awards, The Foreigner is an uproariously inspired comedy that celebrates our curiosity and empathy for “the outsider.” Englishman Charlie Baker takes a vacation at a rural fishing lodge with his eccentric army buddy who concocts an outrageous scheme to save Charlie from his pathologically shy self by introducing him as an exotic “foreigner” who can’t speak English. It isn’t long before Charlie’s guileless persona backfires and the mix of goodhearted, slow-witted and devious lodge guests share their deepest secrets and most sinister plans. What ensues is a series of hilarious and heartwarming revelations, which leads to the ultimate good guys vs. bad guys climax.

Main Theatre

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm Feb. 26, 27, March 4, 5, 2016

Sundays 2:00 pm Feb. 28, March 6

Thursdays 6:30 pm March 3

Ticket Prices: $12 General, $10 Students, Seniors and staff

Online Ticket Sales begin Feb. 1.

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracy Martin Shearer

Powerful magic is at work on this island where a tempest has been conjured to exact revenge. Yet, in Shakespeare's skillful hands, a shipwrecked nobleman and his daughter find the storm stirs up so much more than longed-for justice. Filled with humor, romance, and intrigue, it's no wonder Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of his most popular and enduring plays!

Main Theatre

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 pm April 22, 23, 29, 30, 2016

Sundays 2:00 pm April 24, May 1

Thursdays 6:30 pm April 28

Ticket Prices: $12 General, $10 Students, Seniors and staff

Online Ticket Sales begin Apr 1.

All Performances are in the ARC Theatre or Stage 2, except as noted.

Please contact our Box Office ((916) 484-8234) ( for ticket prices, venue information, group sales or further information. We do not have a regular box office staff, but we will try and process voice and e-mails as soon as possible. Thanks.

Comments: Web Maintainer

Return to Theatre Dept. Home Page