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Waiting For Godot – October 7 – 16, 2016

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Samuel Beckett’s timeless masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, has been called by many one of the most important and enigmatic plays ever written! Though countless theater critics have labored to define and categorize the play, it defies all such attempts. In fact, Beckett himself detested repeated efforts to pigeon-hole his work: “Why people have to complicate a thing so simple I can’t make out!”

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The Shape Of Things – October 28 – 30, 2016

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Can we forgive transgressions committed in the name of love? Of art? How far is too far? Neil Labute’s provocative play, The Shape of Things explores the dark undercurrents swarming below the surface of human interaction. What begins as a romantic, idealized ‘boy meets girl’ story ultimately evolves into a chilling exploration of human nature at its most sociopathic and destructive.

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A Piece Of My Heart – November 11-20, 2016

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A Piece of My Heart is a powerful work that explores the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history. It is the true story of six courageous American women sent to serve in Vietnam in the late 1960’s and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and the nation that shunned them.

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Requiem For A Heavyweight – March 10 – 19, 2017

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Rod Serling’s Tony Award winning study of an aging boxer on the ropes comes to life in this stark, powerful, and ultimately heartbreaking drama. Set in the 1950’s in New York City, Requiem for a Heavyweight pulls no punches in exposing the dark underbelly of our great American bloodsport.

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Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead – April 7 – 9, 2017

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Good Grief! When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace.

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HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical – April 28 – May 7, 2017

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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical event piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.

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2016 “Take a Seat” Campaign

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Show your support for the Golden West College Theater Arts Department and honor someone special by sponsoring a new theater seat in their name. Make your mark at the Mainstage Theater! Donate $300 and name a brand new seat in the Mainstage Theater.

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