The American River Current

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

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)

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 African American girl, Relia, growing up in 1960s North Carolina at the peak of the civil rights mo...

Actor uses the magic of theater to find inner ‘Beast’

Actor Branden Price runs through a scene during a rehearsal of

Brienna Edwards

October 26, 2017

A great monster bounds across the stage, each step is labored. Each breath heaving. His clothes hang upon his frame, hair hanging long down his shoulders obscuring his face. His very essences cries of sadness, of heartbreak, of pain untold. He stops center stage and begins to sing. The theat...

ARC production wins national and regional awards

American River College's production of

Nathan Bauer

October 3, 2017

American River College’s production of “Cabaret,” won regional and national awards for its performance during the American College Theater Festival in Denver this February. The show was one of three others chosen from 200 submissions in the northwestern United States. Lead actor Elio Guti...

‘Cabaret’ coming to ARC

Director Nancy Silva giving instructions to some of the extras in “Cabaret

Lidiya Grib

September 22, 2016

The American River College theater department will be directing “Cabaret” for the first time in nearly 30 years, starting Oct. 7. “It is a piece that is really offensive,” said play director Nancy Silva, “but you get what it's saying and it's powerful.” “Cabaret” is set in Berl...

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