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Production Calendar 2014 – 2015

Little Women

A play adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger
From the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Lisa Morse

Join us for this classic story about the inspiring March girls growing up in Civil War New England. The play faithfully follows the humor and tenderness of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, interweaving the lives of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they grow up happily together. This story is a tribute to feminine strength and independence as the March women discover not only their individuality, but also the importance of family and friendship. This heartwarming play is appropriate for the entire family.

September 25, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10 and 11 — 7:30 p.m.
October 5 and 12 — 2 p.m.
October 10 school matinee — 11 a.m.

James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Kentfield Campus

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

The American Dream/The Zoo Story

By Edward Albee
Directed by W. Allen Taylor

This pairing of two iconic one acts by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Edward Albee, captures the frustration, humor and longing of men and women at their most vulnerable and violent. Sure to be a heart racing, high intensity performance. The American Dream is about one of America’s most dysfunctional families, it is a ferocious, uproarious attack on the substitution of artificial values for the real values. It’s companion piece, The Zoo Story, is a harrowing depiction of a young man alienated from the human race—a searing story of loneliness and the desperate need for recognition that builds to a violent, shattering climax.

November 20, 21, 22, 29, December 5 and 6 — 7:30 p.m.
November 30 and December 7 — 2 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Kentfield Campus

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

2015

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Dunn

Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio, in search of their long lost brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. The two sets of twins separated at birth collide at the seaside as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale! Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured while searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset. Confusion and bewilderment abound in this famously funny play. It is a must see to shake off the winter blues.

March 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 — 7:30 p.m.
March 15 and 22 — 2 p.m.

James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Kentfield Campus

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

The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Molly Noble

A masterwork by Russia’s well know nineteenth century playwright Anton Chekhov features unforgettable characters caught up in the passions and pathos of everyday life. When famed actress Arkadina returns home to her family with a young lover Trigorin, in tow, they become tied up in tragicomic triangles of romance, intrigue, and unrequited love. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience an historic and overwhelmingly successful play.

May 7, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 17 — 7:30 p.m.
May 9, 10, 16 and 17 — 2 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Kentfield Campus

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

Past Performances

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

The Taming of the Shrew by William ShakespeareBy 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.

The Taming of The Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew by William ShakespeareBy 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.

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.


Drama Department Web Site
Technical Contact: Kim Foulger, Production Technician, 415.485.9555
Content Responsible: Lisa Morse, Chair of Drama Department