Golden West College Theater Arts Department announces their 2014-2015 Season of Plays and Musicals

 

Just announced, the Golden West College Theater Arts department 2014-2015 theater season promises to be one of its most exciting seasons to date.  Plans call for the Theater Arts department to produce four productions in its Mainstage Theater and one production in its smaller Stage West Theater.

The current Theater Arts department season continues to delight audiences.  Remaining productions this season include LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE (February 7 – 9), F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY (March 7 – 16) and NOISES OFF (May 2 -11). 

Tickets to the 2014-2015 season will go on sale in March.  Tickets for all Golden West College Theater Arts department productions are on sale 24-hours a day at www.gwctheater.com or through the box office at 714-895-8150.

The 2014-2015 Theater Season will offer an excellent lineup of productions featuring a talented and diverse group of authors, performers and designers.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Tom Amen

 

October 10-19, 2014

 

Oscar Wilde’s gothic tale of a young man seeking eternal youth is as vital as ever in this gritty, provocative, and stylish adaptation by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.  Transplanting Wilde’s characters from the 18th to the 20th century, Aguirre-Sacasa brilliantly renders this Faustian tale of hedonism, unbridled lust, unspeakable violence…and more!

 

When an artist paints a striking portrait of a handsome young man, the subject,  Dorian Gray, strikes a deal with the devil: his portrait shall age, while he remains forever young.  Thus, as Dorian sinks ever deeper into depravity, his physical appearance remains unaltered.  Meanwhile, the decomposing portrait is gradually warped and twisted into a horrific depiction of one man’s descent into darkness!  A masterpiece of Victorian literature turned bold and bloody contemporary thriller, The Picture of Dorian Gray remains as shocking and scandalous as the day it was written!

 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

 

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Martie Ramm

 

November 14-23, 2014

 

Chance.  Time.  Fate.  Passion.  Life.  Love.

 

In a contemporary and excitingly unconventional interpretation, the perfect poetry of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet reveals the magnificent romance and ultimate tragedy of star-crossed love.  Considered one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and provocative plays, Romeo and Juliet’s tale of timeless passion amid feuding families contains some of Shakespeare’s most inspired writings.  Romeo and Juliet is still the most enduring love story ever written.

 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

 

2015

 

 

Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Martie Ramm

 

February 13-15, 2015

Love Letters is a delightfully engaging, unique, and imaginative piece of Reader’s Theater. The play is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grow up together, and as their lives take divergent paths, continue to share confidences.  It is an evocative, touching, frequently funny, and ultimately poignant portrait of two soul mates who share a life-long love affair.

 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

Yankee Tavern

By Steven Dietz

Directed by Tom Amen

 

March 6-15, 2015

 

This startling, thought-provoking drama by Steven Dietz is sure to leave audiences questioning everything they know, or think they know!  When a mysterious stranger walks into a New York City tavern and orders two beers, one for himself and one for his absent friend, what seems like the beginning of a barroom joke quickly becomes a sobering descent into the dark corners of urban legend, and America’s obsession with conspiracy theories.  From Apollo 11 astronauts landing on the moon, to 9/11 hijacker’s crashing into the World Trade Center, Dietz cunningly draws us into that vague middle ground between fact and fiction, weaving a tale that is at once chilling, disconcerting, and ultimately mind-bending.  Taking a cue from John Patrick Shanley’s play, Doubt, Dietz’s Yankee Tavern is a not a study of cold, hard fact, but a meditation on the agonizing nature of uncertainty.  “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”  Really?

 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

 

Tony Award©-winning Broadway musical sensation! 

(Title to be announced October 2015)

Directed and Choreographed by Martie Ramm

 

May 1-10, 2015

 

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

 

For additional information on the Golden West College Theater Arts department and their current season of plays and musicals, visit www.gwctheater.com.