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May 6, 2014

SUBMITTED BY OHLONE COLLEGE Student actors and directors present a series of edgy, energetic one-act plays performed in repertory exploring the ins and outs, sideways looks and backwards glances at modern relationships through comedy, drama, emotion and mayhem. May 8 through the 15 five contemporary one-act plays, selected and presented by the Student Repertory Company, will be presented in two performance bills over the course of six nights at the Smith Center at Ohlone College. “These new plays, never performed at a college, are produced by incredibly passionate and skilled directors and equally talented actors,” says Ryan Weible, faculty advisor for Student Rep, “All five of the plays are exciting, entertaining and fully produced. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see intense young talent performing the latest in modern theatre.” Performance Bill One includes Impromptu, a comedy written by Tad Mosel, which brings a fresh approach to the question of finding the balance between truth vs. illusion in life; Heights by Amy Fox focuses on three young New Yorkers facing relationship conflicts on an apartment rooftop at 2 a.m.; and, The Great War by Neil Labute, a comedic look at a divorcing couple trying to reach an end to their hostility. Performance Bill Two includes Thread Count by


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Lisa Soland, a comedy where fast-paced, witty lines mix modernism with old-fashioned romance; and a two-character dark comedy set in another New York apartment, where Ivan Foley returning home from a long day of job-hunting, finds a different kind of “job” waiting for him in his living room in Come Again, Another Day, by Cary Pepper. Ohlone Student Repertory Series of One-Act Plays Bill One: Thursday, May 8 Friday, May 9 Tuesday, May 13 8 p.m. Bill Two: Saturday, May 10 Wednesday, May 14 Thursday, May 15 8 p.m. Smith Center at Ohlone College 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont (510) 659-6031 $12 General/$10 Students, Staff, Seniors $2 Event Parking

(Left to right): Hester Wagner, Rachael Campbell, Emma Feeney

SUBMITTED BY MARY GALDE PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN PIZZIRANI Broadway West Theatre Company presents the compelling mystery/drama, “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman, directed by John Rutski, on May 16 – June 14. The play has a serious and adult theme about two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, who run a boarding school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about them, the rumor soon turns to scandal and precipitates tragedy for the two women. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There are three Sunday matinees: May 25 and June 1 matinee performances begin with a continental brunch (included in price of ticket) at 12:15 p.m., and the show begins at 1 p.m. The June 8 performance starts at 1 p.m. with refreshments during intermission (included in price of ticket). The Children’s Hour Friday, May 16 – Saturday, June 14 8 p.m. (Sunday matinees 1 p.m.) Broadway West Theatre 4000-B Bay Street, Fremont (510) 683-9218 $25 general/$28 Students, Seniors, TBA members $17 Thursday: May 22, June 5, June 12 $10 Bargain performance: Thursday, May 29 $25 - Brunch Sunday performances and Opening night, which include refreshments

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