Performing Arts Center

FALL 2021 PERFORMANCES

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Flyer for Fall 2021 Student One Acts showing images for Bill A Plays.

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Presents
BILL A - THE STUDENT ONE ACTS
December 2, 4, 8, 10 at 7:30pm
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: PA BUILDING, BLACK BOX THEATER
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*Not recommended for children due to Adult subject matter and language*

Original one act plays written, produced and directed by Moorpark College students. Our Bill A performances include the following plays: 

“Sir Xavier,” written by Kat Gutierrez, follows the experiences of a young girl named Charlie and her imaginary best friend. A tragic event that leaves Charlie with childhood trauma, find her  imaginary friend, Sir Xavier, now protecting her in a new way—as a coping mechanism. “Sir Xavier” challenges the notion that there is a time limit on the presence of imaginary friends. Both the audience and Charlie will be wondering, if is she ready to face the world without her knight in shining armor?

“19 April 19,” written by Margaret Owens, tells the story of Henry, a teenage boy, who  is writing to his uncle to let him know that he lost his parents to unexplained circumstances.  The mystery plays out in cuts from the past and present as the family discovers the tragic truth that has taken the lives of their loved ones in this period drama.

“The Slip,” written by Dmitri Schuyler-Linch, is loosely based on the song Big Iron by Marty Robbins, the story revolves around a rugged Arizona Ranger coming to a small and friendly wild west town to settle the score with his old rival Texas Red, and this rivalry started in childhood.

“Do Queer People Dream of Coming Out,” written by Alex Greenslade,  is a surreal one act told through the lens of Ruby, a closeted non-binary person struggling to come out to their friends, Jake and Cindy. In a hyper-stylized reality and in their dreams, Ruby weighs the consequences of coming out, fearing Jake and Cindy would react poorly. Ruby’s indecision, however, eats away at them, as they become more isolated and detached from the world around them.

“The Wooden Bench,” written, by Alexis Mclaughlin, features two high school students with a passion for music who find a destined love for one another. Layla, a sweet yet awkward girl, meets Marty, who is also awkward, and discover through talking the importance of music in each of their lives and how it affects them personally. The big question of the play is “Will Layla convince Marty to like Jazz?” 


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Flyer for Fall 2021 Student One Acts showing images for Bill B Plays.

The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Presents
BILL B - THE STUDENT ONE ACTS
December 1, 3, 9, 11 at 7:30pm
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: PA BUILDING, BLACK BOX THEATER
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*Not recommended for children due to Adult subject matter and language*

Original one act plays written, produced and directed by Moorpark College students. Our Bill B performances include the following plays: 

“Olives & Ambien,” written by Elisabeth Melcher, is a dramatic comedy that takes place in a modern day society up North in Mendocino County, California. We meet our two characters after a sleepless night in the forest. We watch Kim and Steven Morales navigate through an uneasy marriage and disagreements far more disastrous than they might have planned for.

“Aftercare” written by Ethan Pante, follows friends-with-benefits, Adam and Vince following their latest hook-up. When a Grindr notification interrupts a casual kiss, Vince realizes his blossoming romantic affection, which he does not want to deal with. Unfortunately for him, Adam does. The two engage in a struggle of knocking each other’s walls down while reinforcing their own and, in the process, finally recognize their relationship for what it truly is.

“What’s on the Menu?,” written by Alec Glavley,  is a holiday tale that depicts two best friends who bond over the complexities of navigating modern love. Set in the middle of a busy, uptown restaurant, who knows who could be eavesdropping? Be sure to bring your finest winter coat, an appetite for some tomato soup, and of course, your holiday cheer.

“Dissonance,” written by Abby Holland, is a drama about a lack of harmony between a family and how sometimes that lack of harmony comes from within.  We see that being obsessed with perfection can be a harsh outlook on life.  Sometimes the most extreme solution to a problem can be seen as the best option for someone who is blinded by their internal struggles.

“Purgatory,” written by Christopher Gorman, follows Norm, a new hire in the office space of purgatory who is finishing his thousandth year of work. Upon completion, Norm’s boss offers him an official position should he finish one last case.  Norm then discovers this new case may be more than he can handle, so he asks for help from his colleagues Gabe and Lilith. But Norm discovers that this case that may be too much for him, even with help from Lilith and Gabe.
 

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TO OUR GUESTS AND OTHER CAMPUS VISITORS

In our ongoing commitment to everyone's safety and well-being, please be prepared to participate in our Daily Pre-Screening Procedure that is currently in place for all faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.

We will ask each of our attendees to complete the pre-screening questionnaire using the My VCCCD App on their mobile device before they come to campus. If you do not have the app on your phone you can use the QR code or the link below instead. You will be asked for your name, email address and a contact phone number and then if you have current symptoms or if you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days.
After answering the questions a message will be displayed that will indicate if you are cleared to be on campus. You will then receive an email with your campus pass (valid for that day only) from "Ready Education" a few minutes later. 
Please show that email to our campus screeners when you arrive. After you check-in with them to get your wristband come to the PA Lobby and pick up your tickets.

If you are not cleared to be on campus or if you have symptoms contact the MC Box Office so we can process an exchange or refund on your ticket purchase. Contact the Moorpark College Box Office if you have any questions at (805) 378-1485 or mcboxoffice@vcccd.edu (Please note this policy is subject to change).

As an alternative to downloading the app to your phone you can use the Visitor QR code or link below to get to the Pre-screening questionnaire.

LINK TO VISITOR PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE

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