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The American River College theater department preparing for “The Christmas Carol Rag” which opens on Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Kimberlee Wilson)

ARC theater department set to perform holiday classic with a twist

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

American River College’s Department of Theatre Arts & Film will perform “The Christmas Carol Rag,” a musical comedy by Norman Allen. “The Christmas Carol Rag” is a jazz-infused rendition...

The American River College theatre department prepares for its next production, “The Christmas Carol Rag” in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer)

ARC’s theatre department returns to campus happy, after two years of performing online

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer November 13, 2021

American River College's Department of Theatre Arts & Film had a difficult time transitioning online when the COVID-19 pandemic hit but now, after two years it is back on campus. The department...

The American River College theatre department performs Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The story follows Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse travelling to Ephesus in search of their long lost twins. (Photo by Samuel Berg)

Review: ARC theatre department returns to the stage with a humorous act

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 24, 2021

The American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” which opened  Oct. 15, is the first show the department has performed...

The American River College theater department will perform William Shakespeares Comedy of Errors starting on Oct. 15. This will be the departments first performance since Fall 2019. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Shearer).

ARC Department of Theatre Arts & Film performs live for first time in two years

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

After a long two years, the American River College Department of Theatre Arts & Film will make its return to the stage by performing “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare who is one of the...

Though “Lysistrata” ran for two weekends alone, it was another example of ARC Theatre rising to the challenges presented by the pandemic to put on a relevant and timely piece of comedy. (Photo art courtesy of ARC Theatre)

ARC Theatre’s take on “Lysistrata” brings the laughs

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

When I sat down to watch “Lysistrata” performed by the American River Theatre on Friday, Dec. 4, I did not expect a fight over moving Zoom windows performed by nude puppets with breasts and penises...

ARC student Jude Owens will be playing the lead character, “Lysistrata.”

ARC Theatre premieres “Lysistrata”

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor December 1, 2020

In its second production since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater department at American River College premiered “Lysistrata” on Friday, Nov. 27. Performances will continue through Dec....

With the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, there is possibly no play more fitting or necessary for 2020 than “Fires in the Mirror”. Though the show ended on Oct. 18, ARC Theatre is hoping to stream the show again later this year. (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre)

Review: ARC Theatre triumphs with “Fires in the Mirror”

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

“Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities” premiered at The Public Theater in New York City on May 1, 1992. Now, more than two decades later the American River College Theatre...

Despite the lockdown and subsequent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many American River College art classes have managed to adapt to the situation thanks to online conference calls in the fall semester 2020. Patricia Wood (pictured here) stands in front of the open Kaneko Art Gallery at ARC prior to the pandemic. (File photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Despite the shift to online learning, ARC’s art shows must go on

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

By Alexander Musa [email protected] This Spring, American River College, and campuses across the United States went into lockdown in direct response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. ARC’s...

Theater arts professor Sam Williams lectures for his Theory and Techniques of Acting II class on monologues. The class, which formerly met in person at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meets now on ConferZoom at the same time, but not everyone is in attendance. (Photo by Alex Muegge)

Transitioning interactive arts classes online has come with challenges

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

Both professors and students in the music, art and theater arts departments continue to struggle with transitioning their interactive classes online after the coronavirus-induced shut-down of American...

American River College Theatre Department presents “North Star”, starring Audrey Booth, Fetalaiga Faga and Felicity Johnson (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

“North Star” is a heartfelt retrospective of black history and the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley March 16, 2020

The American River College Theatre debuted its latest musical production of “North Star,” by Gloria Bond Clunie on Feb. 28 and ran through March 8. It is an inspiring, coming of age story of a young...

Composer Colin Regan conducts the orchestra practice for the Aria Concert, in the band room at American River College Main Theatre, every Wednesday at 7 p.m - 9:30 p.m. (Photo by Bram Martinez).

Upcoming noteworthy concert

Bram Martinez February 27, 2020

  The orchestra concert “Aria Concerto” will premiere in the American River College Main Theatre on March 13-14. In preparation for this, the students involved haved practice every Wednesday...

American River College Theatre Department prepares for their production of “North Star” (Photo courtesy of ARC Theatre Department and Bruce Patt)

North Star offers an in depth look at the civil rights movement

Colin Bartley February 19, 2020

“North Star” is the upcoming, full-length, production by American River College’s theater department, with the first showing starting on Feb. 28, 2020. Written by Gloria Bond Clunie, “North...

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