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This Season’s Plays

Vengeance: A Ghost Story (World Premiere)
Written by Carlos-Manuel
Directed by Carlos M. Chavarría

October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
October 14 & 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

When the Ortizes decide to spend a weekend in their family cabin in Northern California, their plans include swimming, dancing, music, and family fun. No one expects an angry ghost to turn their fun-filled plans into a bloody nightmare, yet here they are now, not knowing if anyone will survive. (14 and Up)

Water by the Spoonful
Written by Quiara Alegría-Hudes
Directed by Angelina LaBarre

November 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM
November 11 & 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts keep each other alive, hour-by-hour, day-by-day. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. (Adult language and Matured themes)

CCC Drama Faculty Extravaganza

November 30, 2018 and December 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Contra Costa College Drama Faculty and guests come together to bring an hour of entertainment, mayhem, and unexpected results. With these people, you never know what is going to happen. The earnings from this production go directly to the KCACTF fund, helping CCC Drama students attend the regional theatre competition and conference. (Adult Language and Matured Themes)

Dead Man’s Cell
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Ryan Weible

March 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
March 10 & 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman. (Adult language and Matured Themes.)

Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorized Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters (US Premiere)
Written by Jordan Monsell
Directed by John Crosthwaite

April 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
April 21 & 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

What if William Shakespeare had written Ghostbusters? In this reimagining of the classic 1984 film, author Jordan Monsell uses iambic pentameter, period prose, and historical engravings to weave a tale fit for the Bard. Who wilt thou call? (14 and Up)

CCC Drama Faculty Extravaganza

May 3 and 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Contra Costa College Drama Faculty and guests come together to bring an hour of entertainment, mayhem, and unexpected results. With these people, you never know what is going to happen. The earnings from this production go directly to the KCACTF fund, helping CCC Drama students attend the regional theatre competition and conference. (Adult Language and Matured Themes)

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