The Shoreline Community College Drama Department presents six comedic one-acts written by playwright Christopher Durang that parody American theater and American life. The short plays will be performed beginning at 7:30 p.m., March 4, 5, 6 and March 11, 12 and 13, 2010 in the Campus Theater on the west side of the main campus.
The evening promises loads of laughter.
One of Durang’s most popular one-acts, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls is a light-hearted parody of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Audiences have enjoyed the play as a crackpot comedy of parent-child tensions. The play is recommended for colleges and high school performances. In Desire, Desire, Desire, another Tennessee Williams parody on (A Streetcar Named Desire), Blanche DuBois is stuck in a house with Stanley Kowalsk, who keeps yelling “Stella!” Stella had left for a lemon Coke six years before and never returned.
Durang has achieved acclaim, his work being produced both on- and off- Broadway, across the country and abroad. He is well known for his satire, dark comedy and parody. He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and master’s degree in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama.
General admission is $8, $6 for seniors 60+ and students, and $4 for children 14 and younger and Shoreline Community College students. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets, 1 -800-838-3006 or online at the web site: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/, at the Cashiers Office at the college or at the door.