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Announcing our 2014 - 2015 Season

Pierce College Theatre will return to the newly renovated
Performing Arts Center on campus in the Fall Semester!
Exact show dates and times to be announced soon.


For This Moment Alone

FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE by Marcia Kash, directed by Valorie Grear.


Set in Toronto in 1948, a Jewish family, struggling to recover from the horrors of the war in Europe, finally has cause to rejoice. Ruth is about to be reunited with the only surviving member of her immediate family—her brother Freddie. But when she goes to Union Station to meet him she is faced with the most devastating shock of her young life—the brother she was expecting turns out to be a stranger, an imposter holding her brother's papers. Suddenly she and the family with whom she lives are forced into a situation that is almost impossible to resolve.This engaging drama about life, love, guilt and redemption follows the paths of Ruth and the rest of the family as they come to terms with what it means to accept, to forgive and to survive.



CABARET - Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Directed by Gene Putnam. Choreographed by Denise Gibson.


Willkommen to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."
Right this way, your table's waiting at CABARET, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical that the New York Post calls "one for the ages.


CHEESE written and directed by Laurel Ollstein.

Pierce College Theatre faculty member and award-winning playwright Laurel Ollstein brings her hilariously twisted comedy to the LAPC stage. Welcome to Tillamook, Oregon, “the land of cheese, trees and ocean breezes.” Griffin, a cheese sculptor, struggles in his marriage to Cindy, who lives in denial over the loss of their young son. Enter Billie, Cindy’s best friend, a knocked-up, wannabe Hollywood actress, running from her failures. The secrets they keep and lies they tell fester and spoil like the rotting cheese that surrounds them, in this twisted, modern day Kaufman and Hart-esque laugher. When the truth is revealed, the comedy is as sharp as the cheddar.

To Kill A Mockingbird

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee. Directed by RoZsa Horvath.

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, beautifully adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, centers on racial injustice that envelops a small, southern community. Told through the eyes of six-year-old Scout Finch the story takes place in depression-era Alabama. Attorney Atticus Finch, her widowed father, is called upon to defend an African American field worker, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of rape. He is determined to demonstrate Robinson’s innocence even in the face of an armed and angry lynch mob. Peopled with mysterious characters like Boo Radley and fueled by the imaginations of Scout, her brother Jim and friend Dill this is a classic tale full of humor as well as pathos.



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