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‘Waiting for Lefty’

November 3, 2006

View gallery ... The Glendale College Auditorium Mainstage Theatre opened its doors on Oct. 26 for Clifford Odets fans with the opening night of a dramatically charged play entitled "Waiting for Lefty." The show revolved around a g...

‘Waiting for Lefty’ to Bring Message From ’30s to GCC

El Vaquero Staff Writer

September 22, 2006

The GCC theatre arts department held open auditions on Sept. 11 and 12 for the upcoming play, "Waiting for Lefty" by Clifford Odets. "The auditions were pretty fun to watch," said onlooker Katrina Sanchez, a current sophomore. "I...

‘Confessions’ Serves the Best New Plays

June 9, 2006

The biannual showcase of new plays written, directed and acted by the theater arts department's advanced acting/directing class consists of six 10-minute one-act plays with the central theme of "confession." Interpretations of...

‘Hay Fever’ Promises to Drop Jaws

El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 28, 2006

The world has changed since 1925, but GCC's theater arts program is proving that family life was just as ridiculously hilarious then as it is today in their rendition of Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" which premiered Thursday. "Hay Fe...

‘Something’s Missing’ Gives Survivors Hope

El Vaquero Features Editor

April 28, 2006

A 6-year-old boy is kidnapped and raised by a pedophile for seven years before he manages to run away and get to safety. That's when the play "Something's Missing" begins; it's about the war a mother wages to save her son's life...

‘Something’s Missing’ in Scotland

El Vaquero Features Editor

April 28, 2006

In August, a group of GCC theater arts students will be traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland, to take theater professor Ken Gray's play "Something's Missing" to the 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Festival Fringe is the "largest th...

Age of Aquarius Dawns at GCC

El Vaquero Features Editor

March 10, 2006

"Look at the bodies that you killed in the '60s and look at the bodies that you're killing in 2006; humans are still humans," said Shermie Aguilar, 18, who is a Tribe member in GCC's production of the rock-musical "Hair" that...

‘Company’ Shows All Sides of Marriage

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Sacramento State University

November 10, 2005

Everyone knows one friend who, despite the fact that all of his or her friends are married or attached, still isn't in a steady relationship. In "Company," the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, that friend is not on...

Dance, Duels Make ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Lively

El Vaquero Staff Writer

November 4, 2005

"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I'll no longer be a Capulet." These immortal words, spoken by one of the two classic characters wh...

‘Caterpillar Soup’ Is Sweet, Not Bitter

El Vaquero Staff Writer

November 4, 2005

Tearing at her limp skinny legs arranged in a wheelchair, Lyena Strelkoff screamed and cried in defiance over her fate. Her performance elicited muffled cries and tears from the students and faculty members gathered in the au...

‘Ideal Husband’ Is a Well-Groomed Production

El Vaquero Staff Writer

May 6, 2005

Exploring societal hypocrisy, the defects of inflexible judgment, and the corruptive vices of want and need, Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" creates a dramatic and darkly comical view of human frailty. Sir Robert Chiltern (I...

‘Wait!’: An Entertaining Drama of Theater Life

El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 1, 2005

Some questions are hard to answer. Some plays are hard to define. After watching a modern version of ancient "Hamlet," a sophisticated audience, for example, might ask themselves why the character of Hamlet was actually play acted...

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