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50 Years On Stage. Inspiring Student Success

In Search of My Father... Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins

W. Allen TaylorCollege of Marin Artistic Director W. Allen Taylor is bringing his 90-minute award-winning solo show back to the stage for a special fundraising event honoring the 50th anniversary of the College Drama Department.

Winner of the Best Solo Performance of 2006 by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, the show explores the intimate story of Taylor’s life-long search for his father, Bill Hawkins, the first black disc jockey in Cleveland, Ohio. Taylor portrays several characters in a bittersweet journey of self-discovery. He celebrates the rich cultural legacy of black radio with rhythm and blues, gospel, and jazz music serving as a rich backdrop. Click here to read the press release.

For more information: www.walkintalkin.com or call the Drama Department at (415) 485-9555.

 

When

Thursday, February 6, 8 p.m.
Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m.
Suggested donation for preview performance on February 6 is $10.
Suggested donation for all other performances is $25.
Donate online: www.marin.edu/advancement. Select Drama Program under donation selection.

Where

Studio Theatre, Kentfield Campus
(Corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard & Laurel Avenue)

Advance reservations may be made by calling the Drama Department at (415) 485-9555. Any unclaimed reservations will be released 15 minutes prior to the performance. On the day of the show, unreserved seats will be available at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance. Donations may be made by cash, check, or charge.

Proceeds benefit the Drama Department.

The Taming of The Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Dunn

Yee Haw! We’re back in the saddle again with James Dunn’s iconic Wild West take on courtship gone wrong. Remounted to celebrate the Drama Department’s 50th year (1964–2014), the Western, Shrew, won the “Best of the Fringe” at the Edinburgh Festival in 1971 and was presented in a command performance to Her Royal Highness, Princess Margaret and her family. This show is great fun for the whole family and is a terrific way to introduce youngsters to Shakespeare.

When

February 27, 8 p.m. (First dress preview $10)
February 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15, 8 p.m.
March 9* and 16, 2 p.m.

Where

James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield Campus
(Corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard & Laurel Avenue)

Admission: Buy ticket online

Non-subsctiption single ticket prices:
$20 general, $15 seniors; $10 students/COM employees and alumni

*There will be a talkback with the director and members of the production following this performance.

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

By Alan Ball
Directed by Molly Noble

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress is an irreverent, funny and “a wonderfully entertaining play.” Written by Alan Ball
(Six Feet Under and American Beauty) Five reluctant bridesmaids and a male usher hide out in an upstairs bedroom during an elaborate southern wedding. Each woman has her own reasons for avoiding the festivities below. Unlikely bonds emerge, touching secrets are revealed and hilarity ensues.

When

April 24, 8 p.m. (First dress preview $10)
April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9 and 10, 8 p.m.
May 4* and 11, 2 p.m.

Where

Studio Theatre, Kentfield Campus
(Corner of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard & Laurel Avenue)

Admission

Non-subsctiption single ticket prices:
$20 general, $15 seniors; $10 students/COM employees and alumni

*There will be a talkback with the director and members of the production following this performance.

Thursday Brown Bag Theatre

FREE student-directed scenes presented in the drama classroom, PA 134/136. Improv shows featuring Actors Without Lines (A.W.O.L.) students from both beginning and advanced improv classes.

Selected Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

A Word About Stage Crew

Stage Crew is the fund-raising organization that supports the COM Drama Department. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Stage Crew, make out a check in any amount, payable to College of Marin: Stage Crew and include it with your subscription check. For additional information, call the College of Marin Advancement Office at 415.485.9528.

We also welcome our most generous donors to support all of the high quality Performing Arts programs at College of Marin. There are a limited number of special naming opportunities that are available, including classrooms, lobby, and the music library among others. Please call 415.485.9528 for more information.

To Order Your Season Tickets

Box Office: 415.485.9385

Please telephone in your season ticket order with your VISA or MasterCard. Speak slowly leaving your Visa or MasterCard number, including the security numbers on the back, your name as it appears on the card, your address, and be sure to leave your phone number. A message machine will take your confidential ordering information and the Box Office cashier will confirm your order promptly upon receipt.

The Box Office will open September 24, 2013. All subscription orders will be filled after this date. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 2 pm to 6 pm and one hour before performances Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that confirmations are for season subscriptions only.

Great ticket protection:
Subscribers’ seat numbers are recorded should your tickets be lost or stolen. You may change your reservations without penalty for any show, based upon availability. Significant savings over single ticket purchases.

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Box office: 415.485.9385

Photos: Robin Jackson

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Content Responsible: Lisa Morse, Drama Department, 415.485.9555