LAPC Theatre 2016-2017 Season
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October 21-30, 2016 - Dow Arena Theatre
LAPC Theatre opens its 2016-2017 Season with Molière's classic French comedy!
Orgon's household is under the influence of a seductive swindler named Tartuffe. This cunning con man, masquerading as a holy man, plans to dupe the gullible Orgon out of his fortune, his daughter, and his reputation. The pious grifter can do no wrong in his host's eyes, yet everyone else in the household smells a rat. Just when the jig is up,Tartuffe ups the stakes and the charm. Pierce College Theatre Professor Shaheen Vaaz will direct this laugh-out-loud funny tale of deception, hypocrisy, and power that shish-kabobs false morality.
December 2-11,2016 - Mainstage
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two time Tony Award winner, and one of the most ground-breaking plays of the 20th century, Fences is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments, and challenging the realities of the American Dream. Troy Maxson is a garbage collector and one-time home run king of the Negro Baseball League. Shut out of the big leagues, Troy turned away from a world of unfulfilled dreams and denied opportunities. Now in the changing cultural landscape of the late 1950's, his youngest son Cory has become an emerging football star and sees the world through very different eyes. Troy must come to terms with his past or risk tearing his family apart at the seams. Pierce College Theatre Professor Valorie Grear will direct LAPC Theatre's production.
March 24 - April 2, 2017 - Dow Arena Theatre
Daphna Feygenbaum swears she is the most devout Jew in her family. When her less observant cousin arrives to claim a treasured family heirloom and religious symbol, a hilarious and devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions ignites. This youngest generation of Feygenbaums sharpen their wit, familial vitriol and humor, making what The New York Times praised as "the best comedy of the season!" Bad Jews is playwright Joshua Harmon's uproarious exploration of faith and family that is as thought provoking and poignant as it is viciously funny.
May 5 - 14, 2017 - Mainstage
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is the grand finale of the LAPC Theatre season and you just "Can't Stop the Beat!" It's Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality - and Link's heart - without denting her 'do? Hairspray will be directed by Pierce College Theatre Professor Shaheen Vaaz.
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