November 7, 2003
INFORMATION: John McElwain or Bruce Battle, (661) 362-3494 or 3432
Celebrate the Season with 'Holiday Voices'
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department once again celebrates the holiday season with its wholly original production, "Holiday Voices." Written and produced entirely by College of the Canyons faculty, staff and students, "Holiday Voices" takes a journey through a variety of holiday stories, both joyous and sorrowful, as seen through the eyes and lives of a diverse cast.
"This year's cast is very mature in terms of acting experience," said Susan Hinshaw, the College of the Canyons Theatre Department chair. "They've simply been a pleasure to work with."
"Home and Hearth" is the theme of this year's production, and the search for belonging and understanding of one's self resonates throughout the performance. Ever Fecske, who played Mary Magdalene in College of the Canyons' recent production of "Jesus Christ, Superstar" and acted on FOX-TVs "Boston Public," shares her experiences and understating of the meaning of Hanukah. Ashe Stevens, a CalArts graduate and College of the Canyons student, tells the story of his abandonment by and eventual reconnection with his father during Christmas, while two students, one half-Mexican, one half-black, portray their individual journeys toward a greater understanding cultures they hardly knew.
While many of the stories are tinged with sorrow, lively, upbeat songs and dance that "Holiday Voices" fans have grown to love are still present throughout the performance, as are children's songs and stories.
"Holiday Voices" begins with an evening show at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. There are two showtimes on both Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14: a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7. All shows take place in room PE-110 at College of the Canyons. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and children. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested.
For more information and reservations, please call the College of the Canyons box office at (661) 362-3070.