Greek tragedy to come to upstairs theatre

March 14, 2018

By Francisco Portillo “Antigone,” the latest play on campus, is set to open on Friday at 8 p.m. in the P2 Upstairs theater. The latest production from the Theater Department is being directed by David Laird Scott. The story, which was written by philosopher Sophocles, is a family drama that questions the basic rights of human beings when presented with laws created by man. The main cast of characters are…


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

‘Metamorphasis’ transforms from classic story to stage play

By Francisco Portillo The Theater Department’s first play of the semester is “The Metamorphosis,” by E. Thomalen based on a novel by Franz Kafka. The play is about a hard-working man named Gregor Samsa who supports his family, played by Christopher Magallanes. He wakes up one day mysteriously transformed into a dung beetle. His family tries to get rid of the hideous insect, unaware of the transformation that has taken…

March 8, 2017

Theater Department offers roles for first-time students

by Collin Ho Kumamoto The Theater Arts Department on ELAC Campus is responsible for hosting different showcases year round and is, for the most part,  run by theater students.  Students are responsible for building and designing props for each show.   The Theater Department opens their auditions to all students across campus, however having experience is always encouraged.  The Theater Department takes pride in the connections that are developed between…

November 23, 2016

‘Novela Land’ actors share wisdom with theater students

BY Ivan Cazares Theater students had the opportunity to speak to members of “Ana Maria in Telenovela Land” Feb. 26 at the P2-205 Upstairs Theater. After a preview of the film, director Georgina Garcia Riedel along with cast members Luis Guzman and Michael Steger spoke to a group of theater students about their experiences working on the film and working in the film industry. A group of around 40 students…

March 4, 2015