‘Lend Me A Tenor’ delivers big laughs

December 6, 2017

By Steven Adamo Quick dialogue mixed with chaotic scenes make ELAC’s Theater Arts department’s rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” hilarious and enjoyable. The play takes place entirely within a two-room hotel suite in 1930’s Cleveland. Designed by ELAC Theater Arts staff Tesshi Nakagawa, with the assistance of Mio Okada and Katherine Cordero, the set was beautifully crafted and sprinkled with decorations reflective of the time. Garrett Witzl…

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Theatre department address everyday issues in performances

By Jesus Garcia The Theatre in the Community program is a program for students from all backgrounds who with their interest in theatre want to help their community in some way.   It is a free program where students  tour elementary schools/daycare centers with children’s theatre productions, ‘brown bag’ lunchtime performances at senior centers, food banks and events throughout Los Angeles County. The program is led by ELAC’s very own…

December 4, 2017
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Love misguided in ‘Blood Wedding’

October 25, 2017

By Frank Portillo “Blood Wedding” could have been a great way to spend the holiday season, but the play fails to overcome mediocrity due to weak performances and a lackluster ending. The latest Theater Department production follows two characters that are in love with each other but are being pulled apart by society. Leonardo is married with a child but still lusts over the character known only as The Bride….

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‘Blood Wedding’ debuts Friday

By Frank Portillo The first play of the semester, “Blood Wedding,” is set to debut Friday. The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca from the ‘30s and is meant to be a commentary on society at the time of its inception. “Blood Wedding” focuses on Leonardo, played by Michael Herrera, who falls in love with The Bride, played by Miriam Menendez, despite the fact that she…

October 18, 2017
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Jason lives in new multiplayer game

October 18, 2017

By Frank Portillo The extremely violent and entertaining “Friday the 13th” was released Friday, which happened to be the thirteenth. The game gives players the ability to control the machete-wielding Jason Vorhees and hapless camp counselors. “Friday the 13th” is currently only playable online and requires an internet connection and Xbox Live account. Having a headset can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing matches. Being able to communicate…

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“Six Characters” bring interesting performances among confusing plotline

By Daniela Jalteco “Six Characters in Search of an Author” is a self-reflexive play with a confusing plot along with standout performers. The plot deals with six mysterious individuals who are in search of an author to bring their tragic story to life through a play. Edward Navarette  plays The Director perfectly. He was very clear and made you understand what his motivation was throughout the entire play. Another strong performance was Angelique Enos who…

May 31, 2016
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Casa 0101 clashes cultures in hilarious new play

By Jesus Figueroa Comedy and culture took center stage in Casa 0101’s newest original production “Clean Start” on opening weekend in Los Angeles, California. The play written by Kathy Fischer and Josefina Lopez delights while telling the story of two cultures coming together under one roof. Beverly Hills Socialite Parker Reed, played by Kim Chase, finds herself in need of a friend and her house maid Rosario Rodriguez, played by…

January 27, 2015
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‘Buried Child’ sends audience on a thrilling ride

December 4, 2014

By Ismeal Carillo The emotion was felt through the theater in one of the final performances of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” presented in the Proscenium Theater on Nov. 22. A family secret is revealed after a rollercoaster of laughter, mental abuse and sadness. David C. Hernandez plays Dodge, the family father and husband, whose performance convinces the audience that his illness has taken him prisoner and is almost ready to…

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Actors provide emotional appeal in ‘Woyzeck’

October 15, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato The Theatre Department brings to life one of the world’s most famous German plays, “Woyzeck,” which takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster, leaving them wanting more. The play is an adaptation by director David Laird Scott. The play opened last Friday at the East Los Angeles College Black Box Theatre. From the very beginning of the show, the audience feels an immediate connection with…

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Casa 0101 brings a fresh approach to life and death in new play

By Sergio Berrueta Casa 0101’s new play addresses the sensitive issue of life and death in a light-hearted yet realistic manner in their new play “A Cat Named Mercy.” “A Cat Named Mercy” is a touching play that is compelling in its premise, terrific in its cast and delights on a visual standpoint. The play weaves the tale of Catalina Rodriguez, played by ELAC alum Alex Ximienez, a 26 year-old…

February 6, 2014
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