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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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 Irvinr@arc.losrios.edu 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)
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
American River College Theatre
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
ph: (916) 484-8234