Love misguided in ‘Blood Wedding’

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….

October 25, 2017

Actors provide emotional appeal in ‘Woyzeck’

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…

October 15, 2014

In the Spotlight: ELAC Theatre opens season with ‘Woyzeck’

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC’s Theatre Department prepares to bring “Woyzeck,” a working class tragedy play written by Georg Büchner  to the stage. The department will perform John Reddick’s translation of the play. Büchner left his play incomplete at the time of his death, but it has since been completed by several authors, editors and translators. The play is known for dealing with the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military…

October 8, 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

Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

April 25, 2012