RRCC to Produce Two Short Plays

More information:
Kelly Jo Eldredge
Department Chair, Theatre Arts & Dance

September 8, 2022

RRCC to Produce Two Short Plays

Lighting Martha a play by Carolyn Gage and
Dreamers, Screamers & Believers a live radio show by Ian Watson

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present Lighting Martha a play by Carolyn Gage and Dreamers, Screamers & Believers a live radio show by Ian Watson on September 15, 16, and 17 at 7 PM at the RRCC Theater. Both shows are directed by El Armstrong.

At first glance, these two short plays (less than an hour each) seem to have little in common, but both explore what it is to live a meaningful life and how to navigate death—one in a very serious way; the other with a healthy dose of humor.

Lighting Martha explores the final days of the life of legendary lighting designer Jean Rosenthal and her long-time relationship with Miki (Marion) Kinsella. The play opens in April 1969, after the final dress rehearsal for Martha Graham’s 35th season at the City Center in New York, which Jean attended, just days before she died of cancer.

“Lighting affects everything light falls upon.  How you see what you see, how you feel about it, and how you hear what you are hearing.  Replace the ‘a’ with an ’e’ and you get lighting effects!”   -Jean Rosenthal

Dreamers, Screamers & Believers is a wonderfully silly take on the afterlife. It’s not heaven; it’s not hell. Think of it as karma.

Tickets for all RRCC Theatre Department productions may be purchased via this website: https://redrocks.cc/tickets . RRCC Students may receive a free ticket with their student I.D. by emailing Kelly.Eldredge@rrcc.edu.

About RRCC Theatre Arts and Dance Program
Red Rocks Community College has the only fully developed two-year Theatre Arts program in performance, production, and theatre technology in Colorado. The program offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in Theatre Technology. It also offers unique certificates in technical theatre, costuming, stage makeup, choreography, musical theatre, and writing for the stage and screen. In addition, the Theatre Arts and Dance Department engages in numerous partnership projects, both on campus and within the community. For more information, contact department chair Kelly Jo Eldredge at Kelly.Eldredge@rrcc.edu.

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022