‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ mixes comedy with classic story

By J.C. Casarez Before a sold out audience at the Black Box Theater, the play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” opened Friday night. The Tom Stoppard play is presented by the Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department and is directed by W. Colin McKay and David Laird Scott. The play is based on characters from the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet.” It focuses on the travels and actions of the main characters, …

March 24, 2012

‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

December 7, 2011

Play tackles corruption, invasion of privacy

By Maria Gonzalez “Personal Messages,” directed by James Buglewicz, is a new play where art imitates life using environmental theater and social media interaction, creating a puzzle that the audience needs to solve. The play, sponsored by the East Los Angeles College Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting, opened Friday night at the Proscenium Theater in the Performing & Fine Arts Complex. “Personal Messages” delivers a cautionary story about how…

November 16, 2011