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The Secret City

October 22, 2017 at 2pm

Founder, Artistic Director, Obie Award winner and Antelope Valley native Chris Wells created The Secret City as an ongoing performance gathering for people who believe in the arts. Each event has a visual art component, food offering, live music, guest performances, storytelling, community interaction, silent meditation, special outfits and JOY, which is central to the mission of The Secret City. The performance is open to all, and will provide free childcare. For more information, visit thesecretcity.org.

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Frankenstein

November 3 & 4, 2017 at 8pm
November 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm
November 12, 2017 at 2pm

By Mary Shelley • Adapted by Austin Tichenor

Victor Frankenstein suffers the unintended consequences of his technological achievements when he learns to fear his own creation. By stitching together the remains of stolen corpses and infusing life into that which had been dead, Frankenstein then must become accountable for his Creature, who becomes a homicidal monster. Mary Shelley’s timeless tale of horror holds warnings for a society intent on innovation without thought for the costs that could be incurred.

In honor of Veterans Day, admission to any performance is free with a Military ID.

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A Night at the AVC Improv

December 4, 2017 at 7pm
Black Box Theatre

Taking suggestions from the audience members, the quick wit and creative imagination of the AVC Improv Players creates a wonderful, off-the-cuff night of comedy that leaves everyone in the house laughing!

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Theatre Arts Showcase

December 6, 2017 at 7pm
Black Box Theatre

A showcase production of the best work by Theatre Arts students. Come experience the plays they have written and the scenes they have prepared throughout the semester. Adult themes and language—not suitable for children. Donations welcome to support the department.

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Our Stories, Our Voices

December 7, 2017 at 7pm
May 31, 2018 at 7pm
Black Box Theatre

Our Stories, Our Voices is an evening of theatre celebrating the diverse voices of the American stage through performances of published plays, original theatrical works, and devised ensemble pieces. From the scope of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community, these diverse voices will be honored and explored as an integral part of theatre and our community.

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The Great American Justice Game

February 1, 2, & 3, 2018 at 8pm
February 4, 2018 at 2pm
Black Box Theatre

Please note: Tickets for this event will be sold from the AVC Performing Arts Theatre Box Office.

The day the American dream became a nightmare! Set in a not-too-distant future, this biting satire by the late Cuban-American playwright Miguel Gonzales-Pando looks at the American justice system through the lens of a game show, with points given to the defense and the prosecution. Satirizing the English-only movement, Gonzales-Pando imagines a United States in which speaking Spanish is illegal. It is all too clear that for some segments of our society, the “American Dream” is one step away from an existential nightmare!

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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

April 21 & 22, 2018 at 8pm

By Kevin Henkes, Adapted by Kevin Kling

The irrepressible mouse heroine of Kevin Henkes’ well-loved stories bursts to life when Lilly, the “Queen of Everything,” joins the characters from two of Henke’s other books, Chester’s Way, and Julius, Baby of the World. Children can relate to Lilly and her friends as she comes to terms with the mixed feelings she has regarding her new baby brother, her arsenal of disguises that make her feel brave and the joy of sharing her secret language with her best friends. This adaptation captures childhood with a funny, yet sincere approach.

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Theatre Arts Showcase

May 30, 2018 at 7pm

A showcase production of the best work by Theatre Arts students. Come experience the plays they have written and the scenes they have prepared throughout the semester. Adult themes and language—not suitable for children. Donations welcome to support the department.

Free Admission