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Wildwood to debut Nov 18

Los Angeles Mission College Theatre to present Wildwood

Los Angeles Mission College will present the world premiere of Wildwood, a new play by LAMC student Valentine Curiel and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Robert Cucuzza, on November 18 and 19. This fast-paced physical comedy follows the Wild Wild Wildwood Circus on the eve of it’s 25th anniversary spectacular. Quimby the Ringmaster sells out the circus to a local mobster in a last-ditch attempt to win back his longtime paramour, Wilma, from Ferocious Freddy the Lion Tamer. One simple note turns this love triangle into an octagon, and tensions flare, lions roar, and mayhem ensues, all under the faded big top.

Performances are Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19 at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the LA Mission College Campus Center. All tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at or at the door.

The Culinary Arts Institute will provide an a la carte menu starting an hour before each performance.

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This original play features student contributions in all creative and production areas, including playwriting, acting, scenic, lighting, prop, and costume design, as well as a student producer and stage manager. After the success of the 2015 LAMC Stage & Screen Fest and last semester’s original production Super Like!, Wildwood continues LA Mission’s commitment to producing ambitious and original student-created theatre work.

With the projected opening of a state-of-the-art theater in the new Arts, Media & Performance Building in 2017, Mission College has made a commitment to develop an interdisciplinary, contemporary culture of theatre arts that both reflects its diverse student body and provides practical experience in the production of live entertainment.

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