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ONE NIGHT ONLY!
September 23, 2023
Performance at 7:30pm in the Phillips Hall Theatre
Reception at 6:00pm in the Art Building Foyer
For one night only, join us in the Phillips Hall Theatre at 7:30pm on September 23rd for the World Premiere of ERABUS AND THE FALL OF SPARROWS.
Every dollar spent will go to support the Santa Ana College Theatre Arts Department, its programs and students. There will also be a reception prior to the performance at 6:00pm in the Arts Building Foyer, Building C, to celebrate our SACTA scholarship winners through the pandemic. We hope you will join us for both!
Ticket cost is by donation, asking for a $5 minimum. A $10 ticket donation will receive a complimentary gift. Tickets will be available at the door with cash, check or credit card. Checks at the door should be made out to SAC Foundation with Friends of the Theatre in the memo line. We can provide you with the tax ID for your write off purposes.
About the play and process:
ERABUS is the ancient Greek word for darkness. In Shakespeare's great tragedy, HAMLET, the hero character, when faced with the possibility of his own death, tells his friend Horatio: "There is providence in the fall of a sparrow", meaning, there is dignity in the death of the smallest creature.
As part of the Santa Ana College/Orange County School of the Arts dual enrollment program, in conjunction with OCSA high school students, and award-winning playwright and SAC faculty member, William Mittler, is written this thought provoking and heartbreaking original work. Knowing that there are few great works available for this important age group to perform, faculty and students set out on a journey over the course of two summers to develop a topical and meaningful piece that could resonate with high school students around the country. Utilizing student improvisation and exercises, this devised piece has taken shape and found its form. Under director John Walcutt, Mittler’s masterpiece is brought to life with the student voice taking center stage. The creators‘ hopes are that this play will speak to and move audiences, having a future life (until the subject matter hopefully no longer matters) in high schools and colleges around the country.
There will be a brief talkback with the cast, director and playwright after the show. Your feedback as an audience member is invaluable to the continued development of this piece, as we continue to workshop it until it is ready for publishing. We hope that you will also gain a better understanding of the topics relevant and weighing on our incoming college students.
There are comedic moments, but the play does contain mature subject matters: teen isolation, suicide, and school shootings. Though no violence or blood will be represented onstage, audience members of 12 or older are recommended.
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The college and the Santa Ana College Foundation are committed to supporting to SAC Fine & Performing Arts students and programs. We invite you to join us in supporting our students during this critical time. To find out how you can help, please call 714-564-6091 or email Executive Director Christina Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAC's Fine & Performing Arts faculty, staff and students also want to thank performance attendees and the Santa Ana and Orange County arts community for their continuing support. We, and the show, will always find a way to go on.
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Late Comer Seating: Please be on time. It is the policy of Santa Ana College Theatre staff to seat latecomers only when there is a convenient break in the performance.
Group Rates: Plan a performance party! Group rates are available for 20 or more. For more information call the Fine & Performing Arts Office (714) 564-5660.
Questions or comments? Contact the Fine & Performing Arts Office (714) 564-5660.