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Theatre Arts at SRJC
Santa Rosa Junior College offers a vibrant program of instruction, performance and hands-on technical theatre opportunities, lead by expert faculty with an impressive range of theatrical experience. The Certificate Program offers five areas of emphasis for the career-oriented theatre major: Acting, Costuming, Makeup, Stagecraft, and Theatre Management. Opportunities to participate in several major productions, two showcases, plus a dance concert are part of the students' theatre arts education.
Visit the Theatre Arts Department's website to find more information about its faculty, classes and performance opportunities.
Whether as simple storytelling or as formal drama presented on stage, live performance before an audience has been around since the earliest times of man.
This guide will help you find information on theatre arts and drama, including acting, costume and fashion, stage management and various aspects of technical theatre, information about actors and playwrights and other related topics. We hope you find it useful.
Note: This guide includes video clips. If you will be watching video clips inside the libraries, please use headphones out of courtesy to other library users. Thanks!
You might also be interested in the Library's guide to Dance Resources.
SRJC Theatre Arts Department Productions 2013-2014 - #3 The Cherry Orchard
The SRJC Theatre Arts Department's 2013-2014 season continues in March with The Cherry Orcharfd, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, adapted by Emily Mann.
"Hailed as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, this timeless tragicomedy is as relevant today as when it premiered in 1904. While the clouds of social upheaval gather, a family of impoverished Russian aristocrats returns to their country estate, oblivious that it may soon be lost to foreclosure. Written just months before his death, The Cherry Orchard brilliantly illustrates Chekhov's uncanny ability to capture the essence of human nature, with memorable characters both flawed and fascinating.
March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 PM
March 8, 9, 15, 16 at 2:00 PM
Recommended for age 14 and above."
For information on other plays in the 2013-2014 season, see the Theatre Arts Department website's Current Season page (Scan down the page to see show times and other play information.) or view this Calendar of performances.