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Los Angeles Mission College Theatre Arts will present its spring production, She Who Was No More, an on-stage psychological thriller based on the 1954 French novel of the same name.  She Who Was No More will run May 13-21 in the AMP Theater in LA Mission College's Arts, Media & Performance Building.

She Who Was No More
will play in the AMP Theater from Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 21. Performances times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:00 pm, with Saturday matinees at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 general admission, with a block of $10.00 tickets available with the code HALFOFF. 

In this theatrical tale of suspense, Fernand, a bored traveling salesman and his mistress, Lucienne, conspire to murder Fernand's  wife, Mireille, and collect on her life insurance. They commit what they believe to be the perfect crime, depositing the body in a pool. When  Mireille's corpse vanishes, their plot spirals out of control and Fernand goes into a psychological whirlpool, losing his grasp on reality, barreling forward to a shocker of an ending. Using the classic French suspense novel of the same name as a script, this multimedia production—filled with a chorus of menacing “Demons” who play many roles—fuses the novel, video design, modern art, cinematic storytelling techniques, and 1950s music into a suspenseful kaleidoscope of guilt and paranoia. 

Free parking is located in the parking structure next to the Arts, Media & Performance building or on Eldridge Street. The AMP Theatre has ADA seats available at each performance. For more information please visit www.lamcstage.com.

An on-demand video presentation of She Who Was No More will be available for $10.00 after May 28. 


Six Mission College actors create the surrealistic world of She Who Was No More, including Natalie Arrendondo, John Barron, Jacqueline Lopez, Monserrat Lopez (all from El Carne King of Vallarta), Dennis Gonzalez (from Chavez Ravine and Dead Man's Cell Phone), and first-time Mission performer, Julian Rangel. Associate Professor of Theatre Robert Cucuzza adapted the novel for the stage and directs the production. Lighting and costume design is by Theatre Arts professors Bri Pattillo and Lena Sands, respectively. Video design is by guest artist Ly Eisenstein. Stage management is by theatre students Philip Mejia and Jacob Padilla.
 
Our actors will be tested regularly for Covid-19 and will be performing without masks. All audience members must complete an LACCD check-in survey, which will be facilitated and checked at the entrance to the AMP Building prior to entry. All patrons will be required to wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth at all times while in the theatre and lobby areas.

 

CONTENT WARNING

The content of this production is mature, involves murder and moments of terror that may be upsetting to some. There is nothing graphic, explicit, or even realistic in depiction. There is no vulgar language nor sexual situations. Children under ten, especially toddlers, may be disturbed and can easily distract the performers and fellow audience members.

DURATION

The show will run two hours with no intermission.

PLEASE ARRIVE AHEAD OF TIME

We start our shows on time. If you purchase tickets online, which we recommend you do, make sure that you arrive at the box office no later than 15 minutes before the curtain. Entering the theater after the show has begun can disturb both the audience and actors.

 

LOCATION ADDRESS

Los Angeles Mission College

13356 Eldridge Avenue

Sylmar, CA 91342

 

THE AMP THEATER

The AMP Theater is located in the Arts, Media & Performance building, next to the parking structure.

 

PARKING

Free of charge, in the Parking Structure or street parking on Eldridge Street.

 

BOX OFFICE

The box office opens one hour before curtain.

 

CELL PHONES, PICTURES AND VIDEOS

Cell phone usage of any kind is absolutely prohibited during the show. The light from screens is distracting not only for your neighbors, but especially for the actors. Photographs or video recordings of the show are also prohibited. It's best to turn digital devices off during theatre.
 

CONCESSIONS

There will be no concessions sold at this show.