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CONTRA COSTA DRAMA DEPARTMENT PRESENTS THE 2016-2017 THEATRE SEASON


ACHILLES IN SPARTA
By Sharr White/ Directed by Carlos-Manuel Chavarría

The play mixes the story of Hellen of Troy with contemporary issues about “the war on terror.” This particular production makes used of body movement, puppetry, and devising techniques to create a theatrical experience with an ensemble composed of ten Contra Costa Student actors. This play marks Professor Chavarría’s debut as a director since his arrival to CCC in 2014.

October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15, 2016 All shows at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Students with ID and Senior Citizens


EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
By Lauren Gunderston/ Directed by Angelina LaBarre

This is a “revenge comedy.” Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friends Simon (acting as her emotional—and actual cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they re-enact scenes from their painful past. They plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle might be mauled by a bear.

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19, 2016 All shows at 7:30pm
Tickets $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Students with ID and Senior Citizens


Two Sisters and a Piano
By Nilo Cruz/ Directed by Tara Blau

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban American playwright in the U.S. and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer-Prize. Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana and while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, this play portrays two sisters-a novelist and a pianist-serving house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with the novelist.

March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 15, 2017 All shows at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Students with ID and Senior Citizens


Godspell
A musical by Stephen Schwartz with a book by John-Michael Tebelak.
Directed by Kathy McCarty.

A small group of people tell different Bible parables through the use of a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus Christ’s life dances across the stage. The message: kindness, tolerance and love must be part of everyday life.

April 27, 28, 29 & May 4, 5, & 6, 2017 All shows at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15.00 General Admission $10.00 Students with ID and Senior Citizens

 

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