February 11, 2008
We hope you and your students will join us for our upcoming Theatre production of The Student One-Act Play Festival, which will be presented on Friday, February 22 at 8pm, Saturday, February 23 at 8pm, Thursday, February 28 at 8pm, Friday, February 29 at 8pm, Saturday, March 1at 8pm, and Sunday, March 2 at 3pm in the Ventura College Theatre. Additionally, there will be a free final dress rehearsal on Thursday, February 21at 8pm. Please note that we are changing our performance schedule to include only one Sunday matinee and an added Thursday evening performance.
The Student One-Act Festival is a delightful evening or afternoon of one-act plays directed and performed by Ventura College theatre students. This semester’s plays include The Wedding Duet by Lauren Wilson, directed by TJ Mora, a comic look at a newlywed couple’s first fight; The Whole Shebang by Rich Orloff, directed by Mike Johnson, a graduate student’s defense of the creation of the universe; What She Found There by John Glore, directed by Michael Byrne, a glimpse into life on the other side of The Looking Glass; and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard, directed by Aaron Manuyag, Shakespeare’s masterpiece condensed into fifteen minutes of pure fun.
In addition to the student directors, the One-Act Festival features the performance talent of students Hillary Asbury, Kevin Bass, Curtis Cline, Kamille Cruz, Drew Davenport, Colin Hoag, Chris Hull, Ben Ladiana, Denise Marullo-Cook, Chris Pizarro, Dan Saad, Kelsi Sarno, , Elyse Sinklier, , Kelley Smith, Jennifer Sobel, and Luis Soto. Production support is provided by stage manager Jenna Wedemeyer, and production assistants Sarah Langelier, Vanessa Rodriguez Lindsay Shropshire, and Carissa Stein, and costumes are designed by student designers Katrina Reynolds, Heather Smith. Jenna Wedemeyer, and Allison Williams
Please feel free to make The Student One-Act Play Festival a part of your curriculum. Many of our students have never experienced live theatre, and our plays give them that opportunity. Reading, writing, and critical thinking skills can all be reinforced in a variety of ways when you and your students examine and analyze theatrical production.
To accommodate your students, we are happy to extend one complimentary ticket (to a performance of their choice) to each of your students if you wish to use the play as an assignment. Please remind your students that these tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis, and they need to pick them up at the theatre one half hour prior to the performance. Students may only receive a complimentary ticket if we have a copy of your class roster, so please place a copy of your roster(s) in Judy Garey’s mailbox. If we do not have your roster to check students’ names against, we are unable to issue them a complimentary ticket.
Other tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance and are $7.00 general admission and $5.00 for students, staff, and seniors.
We hope this opportunity to use the theatre as part of our collective teaching and learning experience is of value to you and that you will take advantage of it. Thank you for your support of our theatre program at Ventura College, and if you have any questions regarding The Student One-Act Play Festival, please feel free to contact Judy Garey via email or at ext. 3236.
Judy Garey, Jay Varela
Ventura College Theatre
Yes, I will have my rosters there for you to get in for free! Please plan to attend this fun, free night of entertainment as one of your lit/cult/eco events!