Theater to present women centered war drama

By Roslin Ojeda  “The Accrington Pals,” written by Peter Whelan in 1981 abd based on a battalion during World War I, will be showcased by the Theater Department. The battalion was also from the town of Accrington which is located in Lancashire, England. The play will be directed by Kelly Hogan, who is an Intro to Theater professor and has directed other plays on campus. Hogan said the reason she…

April 12, 2017

Theatre Department sets stage for ‘Angels and Demons’

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Department’s winter session production of “Angels and Demons” brought to the stage four distinct productions with a focus on one theme which thrilled the audience. The theme of “Angels and Demons,” which titled the night’s performances, dealt with inner struggles as well as the devil. Four student directors brought four different plays to the Proscenium Theater. The two actors play “The Devil…

March 2, 2015

Theatre Deparment announces audition dates for upcoming plays

By Jesus Figueroa Audition dates have been announced for two of East Los Angeles College Theatre Department’s next season plays. “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedic play, which touches on honor, shame and court politics, will hold auditions on Nov. 15 for all roles. The play has been updated to be set in World War II. The dialogue has been modified but the integrity of characters and storyline remain the…

October 22, 2014

ELAC theatre arts director encourages students

By Ashley Leon To entertain an audience is one of the greatest joys of East Los Angeles College’s Theater Professor and Director, Rodney Lloyd Scott. Scott is an adjunct professor and has been directing close to 18 years,the last seven years being here at ELAC. He has been a casting director and actor in productions such as Champion Sound (2008), Multiple (2008) and Closer (2004). He said the person that…

May 17, 2014

Stage production makes lasting impression

By Russell Zazueta After the cast performed an enchanting pre-show in the hallway, throngs of Elans entered the Black Box Theatre for “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.” Director Kelly Hogan executed a wonderful interpretation of the original 1970 two-act play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The play takes place in 1846 Concord, Mass., when people were reluctant to question religion and politics for fear of being charged…

March 26, 2014